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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Academics and Majors

WPI Says...

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...
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WPI Students Say...

The reputation of Worcester Polytechnic Institute amongst engineers around the country is impeccable, and rightfully so: this highly hands-on university in western 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 e...

Visiting And Contact Information

Admissions Office, Bartlett Center

100 Institute Rd

Worcester, MA 01609

United States

Phone: 508-831-5286

Fax: 508-831-5875

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Majors & Special Programs
Academic Rating: 84
Most Popular Majors: Computer Science
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
All Majors: Actuarial Science
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Air Force JROTC/ROTC
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
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Combined Degree Programs: Not Reported
Other Joint Degree Programs: BS/MS, BS/MBA, BS/MEng
Special Study Options: Accelerated
Cooperative
Cross Registration
Distance Learning
Double Major
ESL
IndependentStudy
Internship
Liberal Arts Career Combo
Student Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification

Other Special Study Options:
Completion of degree-required projects at off-campus locations (international and domestic) supervised by WPI faculty. This program requires the students to reside at the site for 2 months after having prepared for the experience for two months while on campus.
Required Coursework: Humanities
Mathematics
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social science
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Online Courses
Online Courses Offered:Yes
Undergraduate Online Degree Programs:Undergraduate students can register for graduate level courses which are offered on-line as part of our 5 year BS/MS programs.

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Faculty & Class Information
Student Faculty Ratio:13.9:1
Total Faculty:460
     Minority:60
     Women:120
     Men:340
     International:40
Full-time & part-time faculty with Phds:349
Classes Taught by TAs:0%
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Key Statistics

Academics & Majors

  • Academic Rating:
    84
  • Academic Calendar:
    Quarter
  • Student Faculty Ratio:
    13.9:1
  • Total Faculty:
    460
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