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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Visiting and Contact Info

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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Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Contact:Barbara Hassett
Title:Visit Coordinator
Admissions Office Address:Office of Admissions - Bartlett Center
100 Institute Rd
Worcester, MA 01609
Admissions Office Phone:508-831-5286
Admissions Office Fax:508-831-5875
Admissions Office Email:admissions@wpi.edu

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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.

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:No
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Year-round
     Times:Varies
Average Length:1 hour
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:admissions@wpi.edu

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:Yes
Start Date for High School Juniors:March 15
Appointment Required:Required
Advance Notice:Yes
Length of Advance Notice:1 week
Average Length of Interview:45 min.
Information Sessions:Available
Times:9:30am and 1pm daily
Email Address to Sign-Up:admissions@wpi.edu

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office
Advance Notice:2 weeks
Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:admissions@wpi.edu
Contact Email Address for Coach Visit:admissions@wpi.edu

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Varies
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Available
Advance Notice:Other
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office
Any Limitations:Admitted students only

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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: Near By:
The Courtyard Marriott Worcester hotel is located less than 5 minutes from campus (508-363-0300).
 
Local Accommodations: Far Away:
The Comfort Inn and Suites is located in Auburn, MA about 10 minutes from campus and off of interstate 290. (508-832-8300)

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Key Statistics

Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
     
  • Office of Admissions - Bartlett Center
    100 Institute Rd
    Worcester, MA 01609
    Phone: 508-831-5286
    Fax: 508-831-5875
    Email: admissions@wpi.edu
  • Visiting Center:
    No
  • Campus Tours:
    Yes
  • On Campus Interviews:
    Yes
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
    Available
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