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Reviews 550 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: WPI is located in Worcester Massachusetts which is one of the largest cities in New England. Most of the danger on campus is not caused by students but rather the surroundings of the campus. It is rare but there are a few reports every year of students being mugged on campus and just outside of it. If you are on the main campus you have nothing to worry about.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Every course here at WPI is constructed in a way that allows the student to learn in an effective manner. Every professor encourages questions and office hour visits if necessary. The professors are extremely passionate about everything they teach and many of them are WPI grads themselves. The first two year it is common to have 100 person lectures in each class but each class has smaller conference sections that meet in order to provide a more in depth lesson. As you continue here the classes get smaller and more specific to your area of concentration.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: WPI hosts 200 major corporations twice a year at the fall and spring career fair. 95% of graduates get a job coming out of school with one of the highest average starting salaries in the nation. There are constantly presentations by companies like GE and MITRE. WPI has an entire building dedicated to getting students jobs. They provide resume critiques, mock interviews, on campus interviews and other stuff.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: As a freshmen you will be faced with lesser quality dorms with no air conditioning and some of the older dorms are cramped. Generally triples are assigned freshmen year. The upperclassmen housing is significantly better because it includes suite style housing and two fairly new buildings. The cost for housing at WPI averages around $8000 per school year. Most of the buildings have laundry in the basement. The suite style dorms range from 4 to 8 people and they include a kitchen with full size refrigerator, oven, and cabinets. They also include a common room and bathroom.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: WPI has 13 fraternities and 6 sororities. I believe that about 40% of the population is in greek life. There is a fraternity for everybody on campus. No matter your interest, you will be able to find a group that you will fit into. Everybody loves the greek life because they are the main source of parties at WPI and even for the surrounding schools. Most of the greek houses are within a short walking distance of the main campus and the dormitories. Many of the houses are older but are well kept by the brothers of the fraternities.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics do not play a huge role at WPI. This school is very project based which does not give students as much free time to enjoy the athletic programs. Our teams in general are okay. However our soccer team has its moments and the basketball team is continuously competitive for the division 3 tournament. I personally play intramural sports and it is always a great time. The school hosts intramural football, floor hockey,basketball,volleyball, and softball leagues for students to create teams.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: WPI is an incredible school with incredible opportunities. It is so unique in the fact that we only take three classes at a time for seven weeks at a time. This system allows students like me to concentrate my efforts to master each class quickly and efficiently. It creates an atmosphere that does not allow students to procrastinate and encourages group cooperation. The vast array of students creates a diverse and very accepting culture and a very collaborative school.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A few bad professors here that cannot teach and are not helpful and do not

Care about the freshman courses they are teaching.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great internship options with career fairs and co-ops. Degree is highly valued among hiring companies.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are very small and cramped and make it an uncomfortable living area. Excited to move out of them for sophomore year.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I love the Greek life at my school and love the social aspect they provide to campus and the energy they bring to the school.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Facilities are very nice and maintained however our sports teams are not that great and the attendance at the games is lacking a lot.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Very fast pages but is a lot of fun and there is a lot to learn that can be applied to real life.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't really follow sports. Every now and then I hear that the teams are doing well, and I have gone to a few games in the past. I've been to several football games and soccer games. I have watched some games from a distance, too, but not very often. The bleachers to fill a good amount, and since attendance is free, I have considered going often. In the future I might go to more, but when it gets cold out, I don't.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is amazing. The pace seems just right for me, with a mixture of fast paced and moderate workload. I have learned a lot more than I thought was possible in so little time. The people here are great too. I have made so many friends and met so many amazingly talented people. I would choose this school again a million times.

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5 College Junior

Party Scene: There is always a party or two on the weekend to attend.

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5 College Junior

Party Scene: People are very friendly and welcoming at parties.

5 College Junior

Diversity: We have people from almost every country in the world.

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5 College Junior

Academics: Cannot think of a better academic program. Quarterly is so much better than semesters.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: You always feel safe on campus. There is a bubble around the school.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: WPI is a perfect school in every way! The only downside is the IQP on campus.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Getting a degree here is worth much more than any other school because of the project based curriculum.

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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing is excellent and close to classes. Resident advisors are very friendly.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: Its a great balance and level for engineers and is very fun.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: As long as you stay on campus you are ok. If you venture farther than a mile from campus I would not be alone or outside (be in a car). The city of Worcester to a non-native can get pretty scary.

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Most people who decide to come to WPI absolutely love the school. The small, welcoming atmosphere is wonderful. Students tend to like the campus itself, too; it's beautiful, especially in the spring. Occasionally, people dislike the workload at the school, but many people would return to WPI if they had to do it all over again.

The community at WPI is the best feature of the school; it's what keeps people there, even though the work is tough. Joining a club or a sports team is a great way to make WPI feel like "home." Even though students can be 2,500 miles from home, they can feel like they have family on campus, through involvement in sports and clubs.

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