About WPI

Where science and technology meet real-world challenges

WPI was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society.

WPI's founding motto of Theory and Practice continues to underlie our academic programs. WPI graduates emerge ready to take on critical challenges in science and technology, knowing how their work can impact society and improve the quality of life.

Outstanding academics

WPI's academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, management, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to the BA, BS, MS, ME, MBA and PhD. Learn more...

Distinguished faculty

Our world-class faculty is both renowned and accomplished. In the National Survey of Student Engagement, WPI ranked first for student-faculty interactions, a measure of the quality and quantity of time spent by faculty with undergraduate students. Learn more...

Cutting-edge research

WPI’s research is internationally recognized for breakthroughs and innovations in biotechnology, fuel cells, nanotechnology, information security, and more. Learn more...

Project-based learning

Project activity is an integral part of the WPI educational experience. The Major Qualifying Project (MQP) reflects the student’s major field of study. The Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP) relates technology and science to society or human needs. Students can also make a difference worldwide through the Global Perspectives program. title="Projects Program" target="_self">Learn more...

International acclaim

WPI is ranked #64 among all national doctoral universities by U.S. News & World Report; #1 part-time MBA program in the nation by BusinessWeek; and #9 for "best career prospects" for MBA graduates by The Princeton Review. Learn more...

Vibrant college life

The WPI community is alive with activity. Students participate in nearly 200 extracurricular activities such as music, theatre, Greek life, and more than 50 varsity, club, and intramural sports. Annual events include Homecoming, Winter Ball, and QuadFest. Learn more...

Beautiful campus, great location

WPI's sprawling New England campus is set on a secluded hilltop in an area that is home to 13 colleges, several topnotch museums, shopping centers, and diverse arts and entertainment. WPI is also just an hour away from all that Boston has to offer. Learn more...

 
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