From the School

You want to be on the first Mars mission, find alternative energy sources, or cure cancer. WPI wants to help you make an impact. Our students do much more than study science and technology. They delve into the arts and humanities. They complete projects on campus and around the globe, connecting what they've learned in the classroom with pressing real-life challenges—from health to the environment to global competitiveness. Students grow personally, professionally, and intellectually as they discover how to apply their talents and turn ideas into tangible solutions.

WPI's aim is to educate students broadly, so they achieve greatly. Though WPI has been around for more than 145 years, our approach to education, like our students, is innovative and practical. Small classes, a flexible curriculum, and one-on-one interaction with professors at the top of their fields make learning at WPI an experience unlike any other.

WPI has been widely recognized for its quality. It was the only technological university out of 16 national Leadership Institutions selected by the Association of American Colleges and Universities to serve as models of outstanding practices in liberal education. WPI consistently ranks among the top national universities by U.S. News & World Report and was recently ranked in the top 20 in the nation for Best Career Services, Most Popular Study Abroad, and for Happiest Students by the Princeton Review.

Overall

From The School

WPI Admissions offers a variety of application options. Students can apply using the Common Application (paper or on-line). A $65 application fee is required for all applicants. (WPI endorses the fee waiver policy of the College Board, as well as accepts fee waivers from guidance or college counselors.)

Academic Requirements
four years of math (including pre-calculus)
four years of English
two years of lab science

Other requirements include:
High school transcript
Science or math recommendation
Guidance counselor's recommendation
Personal essay
SAT I or ACT scores or alternate materials through WPI's "Flex Path" TOEFL, IELTS, or Pearson Exam scores for international students whose first language is not English.

Interviews
While interviews are optional, this is your chance to meet one-on-one with an Admissions staff member or a trained Admissions intern. We'll have the chance to learn more about you, and can answer specific questions you may have. Seniors in high school should interview before December 15th of their senior year if they are interested in an interview.

Deadlines
Early Action (Round 1) Nov. 1
Early Action (Round 2) Jan. 1
Regular Decision Feb. 1

January Admission Transfer Students Only Nov. 15 (Rolling notification) Fall Admission Transfer Students Apr. 15* (Rolling notification)

Overview

Applicants
7,585
Acceptance Rate
53%
Average HS GPA
3.80

GPA Breakdown

72%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
7%
3.25 - 3.49
5%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
560 - 670
SAT Math
640 - 720
ACT Composite
27 - 32

Deadlines


Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

At WPI, learning is about more than just theories and ideas. Students put what they learn into practice through a unique project-enriched curriculum. Each undergraduate complete two projects: one directly related to their major and one in which they work with a team of students to solve a problem at the intersection of society and technology. Students gain valuable professional skills, a talent for teamwork, and the confidence to dive right in-no matter what the challenge.

WPI's academic program is built to be flexible. Students take the equivalent of three courses (as courses or project work) during each of four 7-week terms (two in the fall and two in the spring). It is also designed to encourage collaboration, not competition. Students work closely on projects and in project-oriented classes. Learning to work in teams prepares students to get results and become leaders, no matter what path they take in life.

WPI's award-winning Global Perspective Program, with more than 30 project centers on five continents, is one of the most comprehensive and highly regarded global studies programs in the nation. Most WPI students complete projects off campus; over half complete project work outside the United States in places like Thailand, Namibia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, and Italy. Global project experiences not only give students the chance to work in teams to solve meaningful real-life problems for people around the world, they immerse students in other cultures and give them a powerful sense of self-confidence.

Top-tier employers seek out WPI graduates for their real-world experience and ability to work collaboratively. With a placement rate of over 90 percent, students are recruited by leading organizations such as Pfizer, General Electric, Fidelity Investments, IBM and Google. Not surprisingly, WPI graduates' starting salaries are higher than those of many other college graduates, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Each year, WPI graduates are accepted at many prestigious graduate schools, including MIT, Yale University, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University and Tufts University Medical School.

Majors and Degrees Offered

WPI offers over 36 areas of study in engineering, science, management, and the liberal arts leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. Exciting new interdisciplinary programs, driven by real-world demand, include interactive media and game development, environmental engineering, architectural engineering, and the nation's first undergraduate program in robotics engineering.

We offer pre-professional programs (law, medicine, dentistry, and veterinary) and a five-year BS/MS program. You can even create your own major or minor program. Not surprisingly, over 40 percent of students change their major at least once. A comprehensive academic advising program and a wide array of academic support services help students make the right choices and reach their goals.

WPI students have received some of the nation's highest academic honors. Over just the last decade, two students have received the prestigious Marshall Scholarship, 14 have been awarded Goldwater scholarships, five have received the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, three have won National Science Foundation Fellowships, two have been named to the USA Today All-USA College Academic Team, and one has been named an NIH-Oxford/Cambridge Biomedical Research Scholar.

Students Say

The reputation of Worcester Polytechnic Institute amongst engineers around the country is impeccable, and rightfully so: this highly hands-on university in central Massachusetts has a “rigorous academic environment” and is focused on “creative collaboration in a non-competitive environment with a common goal of innovation.” The campus “has a real excitement regarding knowledge,” and while the majority of students choose to do engineering and math here, “there are opportunities to do humanities and business course as well.”

One of the more unique aspects of the WPI curriculum is the project activity, which includes the Major Qualifying Project (MQP) and the Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP) for juniors and seniors, both of which are done with an advisor and often involve off-campus sponsorship. This, along with the grading system (students are awarded a grade of A, B, C, or No Record) “encourages cooperation among students rather than cut-throat competition.” Classes run in a quarter system (three classes for each of the four seven-week terms), which means faculty is “forced to only teach us the most important material, without material that may be considered ‘filler material.’”

The majority of professors are “very engaging” and “present material in better ways then just showing Powerpoint slides one after the other.” As you get into higher level classes the subjects are more focused, and “almost all classes have a lab component.” Students are “always helping one another, [and] everyone (including the professors) wants the students to succeed.” The project-based learning and reputation of WPI gives students “the ability to work on real engineering projects around the world.” As one sophomore puts it: “WPI won’t teach you everything you need to know to be a good engineer, but they’ll teach you where to find all the information you need to face any obstacle.”


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13.9:1
Total Faculty
460
with Terminal Degree
349

340
Men
120
Women
60
Minority
40
International

Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
89%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Robert Goddard
Father of modern rocketry

Joseph Dzialo
President of Lee Jeans Co. (former)

Dean Kamen
Inventor of IBOT and Segway Human Transporter

Michael J. Dolan
President ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Ronald Zarrella
Chairman and CEO Bausch and Lomb

Chartsiri Sophonpanich
President, Bangkok Bank Limited

Maria Elisa Carvajal
Marketing Director, Colgate Palmolive

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

(2013-2014)

Tuition: $42,178.00
Social Fee: $260.00
Health Fee: $340.00
Total: $42,778.00

Typical Room: $7,466.00
Typical Board Plan: $5,616.00
Books and Supplies: $1,000.00
Personal Expenses: $1,200.00

Total: $58,060.00

Financial Aid

It's no secret. A great education costs a lot of money, but think about the return on your investment. College graduates in general earn over the course of their careers at least $1 million more than those without a degree. For WPI graduates, starting salaries frequently exceed the national averages and graduates are able to move quickly up the ranks to positions of influence as a result of their excellent preparation. In fact, WPI was recently ranked No. 4 for the highest average starting salaries among all national universities.

Applying for Financial Aid
Students should file the FAFSA and CSS Profile on or near their admissions application deadline. WPI should receive all financial aid materials by February 1. Applications after this date will be reviewed subject to funds available.

Most applicants (including early applicants) will receive a financial aid package within two weeks of their acceptance. We'll inform you of the Financial Aid Committee's decision no later than April 15 for regular decision admissions, and you'll have until the Candidates Common Reply Date (May 1) to either accept or decline the offer.

Academic Scholarships
WPI offers academic scholarships to freshman applicants based upon academic performance, standardized test scores, leadership, extracurricular involvement and community service. All admitted applicants are considered and there is no separate application required.

Scholarships vary in amounts, but typically range between $10,000 and $25,000, and are renewable for four years. Valedictorians and Salutatorians are guaranteed a minimum scholarship of $20,000. National Merit, National Achievement, and National Hispanic Recognition Finalists are guaranteed a minimum of $20,000.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
81
Application Deadlines
Feb 1
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Bottom Line

Tuition and fees for a year at WPI are listed as just over $42,100, with room and board totaling an additional $13,000. Combined with books, supplies, and fees, students can expect to spend approximately $56,860 per year to attend Worcester Polytechnic. In addition to many merit-based scholarships WPI offers a numerous need-based programs, with 99 percent of freshmen receiving some form of financial aid. Between robust aid packages and lucrative career prospects for graduating students, Worcester Polytechnic could be a great investment for those interested in the science, technology, and engineering fields.

Bang For Your Buck

WPI offers several financial aid options in the form of scholarships and grants, loans, and work-study. Need-based aid comes from a variety of State and Federal programs, such as the Pell Grant, as well as institutional scholarships. The school also offers an extremely high number of merit-based scholarships for which students are automatically considered upon application, with several awards that average $12,500 to $25,000. There are special merit scholarships available to students of color, and to students studying in specific disciplines such as chemistry or pre-med. Ninety-five percent of students are receiving need-based aid, and many students cite financial assistance as a determining factor in their decision to attend WPI.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,547

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,699

Average Need-Based Loan
$2,746

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
65%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$20,547

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$42,178
Required Fees
$600
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,430
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

From The School

WPI has 20 varsity (NCAA Division III) athletics teams and 34 club and intramural athletics. WPI won the "Worcester Cup" for the sixth time in seven years, recognizing it as the top collegiate program in Worcester County. WPI has 14 fraternities and five sororities, 20 music and performing arts group, dozens of academic clubs, international organizations, religious groups and other organizations. Overall, there are more than 200 student clubs and activities.

Students Say

“It’s nice to know that no matter what you like, you’re going to find a kindred spirit at WPI,” says a student of the “rather smart,” “open and friendly” crowd. The school is around 70 percent guys (and almost all of the student body is here for a STEM major) so fraternities and sports are popular (sororities and sports for girls, too), and all have a “nerdy side” that “brings us together.” Still, don’t get it wrong: WPI “is not a school full of Poindexters who never leave their rooms.” “We have athletes, Greek life, theatre, and anything else you can find at any other school. However, we all have a common bond because of our love of math, science, and all things logical,” says a student.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,952
Out of State
53%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
80

Demographics

32% female
68% male
53% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview

From The School


Location

With its beautiful architecture, grassy quad, and ivy-covered walls, WPI has a traditional New England campus. Students stop and chat with friends and professors on tree-lined paths. They play pool or get a coffee between classes at the Campus Center. They study by the fountain in Reunion Plaza, get a group together an on-campus movie night, stop and smell the roses in the formal English garden behind Higgins House, or see a student play at the Little Theatre.

Home to 12 other colleges and universities and over 35,000 college students, greater Worcester is a great college town. WPI is a member of the Colleges of Worcester Consortium, through which WPI students may register for courses at other colleges and take advantage of a wide range of cultural programming offered by consortium members. A shuttle provides free transportation between campuses.

Late-night diners, clubs, museums, concert venues, and theaters are right down the hill from WPI in Worcester's vibrant downtown. Boston is less than an hour away by commuter rail if you want to catch Red Sox fever. There's great skiing and boarding at nearby Wachusett Mountain. If you want to go a bit farther, Worcester is centrally located with easy access to Providence, New York City, the Berkshire and White Mountains, and Cape Cod.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

With all of the amazing things WPI students and faculty do, our outstanding research facilities should come as no surprise.
Our 125,000-square-foot WPI Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center at Gateway Park is a state-of-the-art research center housing faculty from four departments. Our two atomic force microscopes let you see individual atoms on a material's surface. The Fire Science Laboratory enables students and faculty to evaluate fire safety measures in actual fire simulations. Laser holography labs, computer music labs, medical imaging labs, a bioprocess lab they're all here, and lots more.

Recent additions to WPI's undergraduate teaching facilities include a newly constructed chemistry laboratory center that facilitates team-based work a new $11 million Undergraduate Life Sciences Laboratory Center that is the focal point for undergraduate teaching and research in biology and biotechnology, biomedical engineering, chemistry and biochemistry, and chemical engineering.

WPI also opened a brand new $53 million Sports and Recreation Center in 2012 including a four-court gymnasium, indoor jogging track, 14,000 sq. ft. of fitness space, racquetball and squash courts, competition pool, workout studios, and rowing tanks.

Off-Campus Opportunities

In Worcester you'll find:

35,000+ college students at 13 colleges and universities

14,800 seats at the DCU Center for arena concerts and sporting events

5,000 years of art and 36 galleries at the Worcester Art Museum

53 parks including the largest urban nature sanctuary in New England and the Olmstead-designed Elm Park

20 ski trails at nearby Wachusett Mountain

1 Gompei the goat (WPI mascot)

Student Organizations & Activities

With all of the amazing things WPI students and faculty do, our outstanding research facilities should come as no surprise.
Our 125,000-square-foot WPI Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center at Gateway Park is a state-of-the-art research center housing faculty from four departments. Our two atomic force microscopes let you see individual atoms on a material's surface. The Fire Science Laboratory enables students and faculty to evaluate fire safety measures in actual fire simulations. Laser holography labs, computer music labs, medical imaging labs, a bioprocess lab they're all here, and lots more.

Recent additions to WPI's undergraduate teaching facilities include a newly constructed chemistry laboratory center that facilitates team-based work a new $11 million Undergraduate Life Sciences Laboratory Center that is the focal point for undergraduate teaching and research in biology and biotechnology, biomedical engineering, chemistry and biochemistry, and chemical engineering.

WPI also opened a brand new $53 million Sports and Recreation Center in 2012 including a four-court gymnasium, indoor jogging track, 14,000 sq. ft. of fitness space, racquetball and squash courts, competition pool, workout studios, and rowing tanks.

Students Say

WPI “does a great job of making sure we all fit in and have an awesome friend group,” says a student. Worcester “isn’t the greatest city,” but “WPI is in a nice area.” There is a great social life on campus as well as off campus, and “there is plenty to do for those eighteen and up as well as twenty-one and up.” “It would literally take hours to describe all the amazing things they take place on campus,” says a junior.

Students are academically engaged during the week “because it’s practically a requirement at WPI,” but know how to let go on weekends and occasional weeknights. With around 200 organizations and “a very active Social Committee” there is always something happening on campus, such as “free movies on weekends (post-theater but pre-DVD release),” “dances, fundraisers, activities, socials, concerts,” LARPing, and robot competitions. “We definitely are a geeky campus,” says a student. Now, “a geeky tech school is not the place someone would expect to find a flourishing Greek community,” says a student. “But in fact the Panhellenic community on campus is excellent.”


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
50%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
87
First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
84

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
204
Number of Honor Societies
20

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
4

28% join a fraternity
41% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Engineers)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Engineers)
11 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: Support for minority students is provided mainly through the Office of Diversity Programs (wpi.edu/Admin/Diversity/).

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: College of the Holy Cross
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Worcester Polytechnic Institute plays a prominent role in the sustainability leadership on campus and in the local and global communities. The university has established the WPI Task Force on Sustainability and has developed a new Campus Sustainability Plan. Sustainability is woven throughout the university’s project-based curriculum. First year students engage in university-level research and project work focusing on themes of global importance, including food sustainability, the world’s water, and powering the world. One of WPI’s most distinctive offerings is its interactive qualifying project, undertaken during the junior year. The majority of these projects are immersed in creating sustainable solutions to social issues through science or technology in one of more than 40 project centers around the globe. Outside of the classroom, students actively engage in activities ranging from hosting fuel efficient vehicle shows and e-waste drives to leading Engineers without Borders projects. The students have formed a “Green Team” and Eco-Reps educate their peers about waste minimization and energy savings. Student Ambassadors engage middle-school aged students in the excitement of STEM fields.Among WPI's most important environmental decisions was its decree that all new construction meet LEED certification standards. Thus far, WPI has four buildings that meet these standards There are ongoing energy efficiency programs which include LED lighting, motion sensors for climate control and lighting, and solar panels heating the Recreation Center’s swimming pool. The campus offers Zip Car memberships, a ride-sharing website, shuttles to areas around campus and beyond, and a WPI student bicycling club. Chartwells, the university’s dining service, promotes sustainable practices, and features locally produced foods, cage-free eggs, grass-fed beef, hormone- and antibiotic-free meat, and sustainability seafood.

Green Rating
94
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
29%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
28

Average Number of PC's per Lab
18

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell Computer, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Barbara Hassett
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions - Bartlett Center
100 Institute Rd
Worcester, MA 01609

Phone
508-831-5286

Email
admissions@wpi.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student invented fountain
Campus Center
Robotics Lab
Wind Tunnels
Fire Protection Engineering Lab
- New biomedical and life sciences research center at Gateway Park - Pub-style restaurant on-campus - New apartment-style residence hall will open in summer 2013 - New Sports and Recreation Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Worcester Art Museum
Higgins Armory Museum
DCU Center
Worcester Consortium Colleges/Universiti
Worcester Ecotarium
Students can catch a train or bus into Boston about 1 hour away. There is now a weekend shuttle between the consortium colleges and shops and movie theaters.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday and selected Saturdays
M-F 8:30am-5pm (summer: 8am-4pm) & 9am-3pm on Sat
508-831-5286

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
9:30am and 1pm daily

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@wpi.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Admitted students only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Logan International Airport in Boston is a one-hour drive from campus. Buses, limousines, and rental cars are available at the airport for the trip to campus. For limousine service, call Worcester Airport Limousine at 800-660-0992 (Massachusetts), 800-343-1369 (outside Massachusetts), or 508-756-4834; reservations are recommended. Worcester Airport, a 10-minute ride from the Institute, is served by USAir and Delta; taxis are available for the ride to campus. Amtrak trains (800-872-7245) and Greyhound (508-754-3247) and Peter Pan (508-754-4600) buses provide regular service to Worcester. Train and bus stations are 5-minute taxi rides from campus. TF Green airport in Providence, RI also an hour drive. Bradley International in Hartford, CT an hour and a half drive.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the south and west, take I-90 (the Massachusetts Tpke.) to Exit 10 (Auburn). Proceed east on I-290 into Worcester. Take Exit 17 (Lincoln Square, Rte. 9), and follow Rte. 9 W. straight through Lincoln Square onto Highland St. Turn right at the traffic light onto West St. and proceed 2 blocks to campus. From the east, take I-90 to Exit 11A (Rte. I-495). Take I-495 N. to I-290, and take I-290 W. into Worcester. Take Exit 18 and turn right at the first traffic light; then make an immediate right before the next traffic light. At the third light, proceed straight through, then bear right onto Salisbury Street. Follow Salisbury to Boynton St. and turn left. Turn right at stop sign onto Institute Rd. Turn right at stop sign onto West St./entrance to visitor parking.

Local Accommodations
The Courtyard Marriott Worcester hotel is located less than 5 minutes from campus (508-363-0300).
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Key Stats

7,585
Applicants
3,952
Size
53%
Acceptance Rate
1300
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists