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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA
Campus Life and Facilities

WPI Says...

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,... More More

WPI 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... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

Admissions Office, Bartlett Center

100 Institute Rd

Worcester, MA 01609

United States

Phone: 508-831-5286

Fax: 508-831-5875

Website

Student Housing

All Undergraduates Living on Campus:
50%
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:
Yes

Housing Options

Coed dorms Special housing for disabled student Special housing for international students Fraternity/sorority housing Apartments for single students

Other Housing Options:

4 co-ed residential houses/special interest housing

Student Activities

GREEK LIFE: % OF STUDENT BODY WHO...

Student Activities

Academic Groups Chamber Orchestra Debating Club Fraternities Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups Glee Club Improv comedy International Student Groups Literary Magazine Minority Student Groups Political Discussion Groups Radio Station Religious Groups Singing Groups Social Services Group Sororities Speakers Forum Student Film Society Student Union Team Managers Theater Program
Registered Student Organizations
204
Number of Honor Societies
20
Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
4

Sports

Athletic Division :Division III Men's Sports Team Name :Engineers Women's Sports Team Name :Engineers Team Mascot :goat
# of sports for women, varsity
11
# of sports for men, varsity
11

Women's Athletics List, Varsity

Basketball CrewRowing CrossCountry Diving FieldHockey Soccer Softball Swimming TrackFieldOutdoor TrackFieldIndoor Volleyball

Men's Athletics list, Varsity

Baseball Basketball CrewRowing CrossCountry Diving Football Soccer Swimming TrackFieldOutdoor TrackFieldIndoor Wrestling

Student Services

Other Services
Health
WomensCenter
LGBT Support Groups
Yes
Description
http://users.wpi.edu/~alliance
Minority Support Groups
Yes
Description
Support for minority students is provided mainly through the Office of Diversity Programs (wpi.edu/Admin/Diversity/).

Technology On Campus / Facilities

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: 18.00 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 Special Facilities: Several off-campus project centers, TV studio, robotics lab, CAD-CAM lab, laser labs, electron microscopes, wind tunnel, manufacturing engineering applications center, VLSI design lab, nuclear reactor.
ROTC
Army ROTC Offered:On-Campus
Navy ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: College of the Holy Cross
Air Force ROTC Offered:On-Campus
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Campus Life & Facilities

  • Quality of Life Rating:
    87
  • Fire Safety Rating:
    84
  • Green Rating:
    94
  • Campus Environment:
    City
  • First-Year Students
    Living on Campus:
    90%
  • All Undergraduates
    Living on Campus:
    50%
  • # of Organizations:
    204
  • # of Honor Societies:
    20
  • # of Social Sororities:
    5
  • # of Social Fraternities:
    14
  • Number of Religious
    Organizations:
    4