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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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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, get a group together for bowling at Gompeiis Gutters,... 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 twenty-one and up.” “It would literally take hours to de...

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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Campus Life
Quality of Life Rating: 87
Fire Safety Rating: 82
Green Rating: 81
Environment:City (population 75,000 - 299,999)
Campus size: (number of acres): 80.00
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Campus Safety
Campus Security Report: http://www.wpi.edu/offices/police.html

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/

Student Housing
All Undergraduates Living on Campus: 50.00
Housing Options:Coed dorms
Special housing for disabled student
Special housing for international students
Fraternity/sorority housing
Apartments for single students

Other:
4 co-ed residential houses/special interest housing
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:Yes
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Student Activities
Registered Student Organizations:204
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
Number of Honor Societies:20
Number of Social Sororities:5
    % of women who join:41%
Number of Social Fraternities:14
% of men who join: 28
Number of Religious Organizations:4
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Student Services
Other Services:Health
WomensCenter
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender 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/).
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Sports
Athletic Division:3
Men's Sports Team Name:Engineers
Women's Sports Team Name:Engineers
Team Mascot:goat
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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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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: 100.00
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.
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Key Statistics

Campus Life & Facilities

  • Quality of Life Rating:
    87
  • Fire Safety Rating:
    82
  • Green Rating:
    81
  • Campus Environment:
    City
  • First-Year Students
    Living on Campus:
    90%
  • All Undergraduates
    Living on Campus:
    50.00
  • # of Organizations:
    204
  • # of Honor Societies:
    20
  • # of Social Sororities:
    5
  • # of Social Fraternities:
    14
  • Number of Religious
    Organizations:
    4
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