WPI’s undergraduate program brings together diverse and well-prepared students with faculty members who are experts in their disciplines and who truly enjoy teaching. Project-based learning is embedded in every aspect of study, preparing our graduates to make the most of their knowledge, initiative, and ideas. We keep terms short and classes small. The study is more intense, but so is the support to help you succeed. 

Our curriculum and degree requirements are designed to help young women and men graduate as thoughtful global citizens, ready for impactful personal and professional lives—and to find and fulfill their passions along the way.  

Here you will be encouraged to branch out, cross disciplines, and experiment, whether in pursuit of a bachelor's degree, a double major, a BS/MS, specialized minor, or even designing your own major.  Whatever your path, you will be required to explore the interface between technology and society—and that will make all the difference. 

The WPI Plan

Our Signature Approach to Undergraduate Education.

Through WPI's distinctive plan, you learn how to learn by applying your classroom experiences in research and projects that challenge you from a proficiency, social, and global perspective.

Learn more about how WPI can prepare you to pursue your passions in solving critical problems and develop skills employers love.

A prestigious honor

WPI is recognized with the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education from the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for the WPI Plan and the contribution of four faculty leaders. Hear from those who know the benefits of the WPI plan and the distinctive WPI education directly.

WPI Awarded the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize

Esteemed recognition

WPI was featured by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) as an example of how institutions can place high-impact educational practices at the heart of their curriculum. Founded in 1915, AAC&U is a leading national association concerned with the quality of undergraduate liberal education. 

AAC&U showcases WPI’s project-based curriculum

It All Starts in the First Year

Keeping students engaged and motivated throughout their college experience is at the cornerstone of a WPI education, and that begins from the first day students arrive on campus. We offer programs and resources beginning with our distinctive mentoring program focused on a successful transition into college - both in and out of the classroom - to initiation into WPI's project-based curriculum.

... and Ends with a Return That's More Than Monetary

The importance of seeing the worth of your investment in a college education is monumental, both to you and your family. Students come to WPI expecting to succeed and earn a good living in their field, but what they get is so much more.

The WPI model is theory and practice. It's not theory then practice. The project work allows students to do that.
Art Heinricher
Art Heinricher
Dean, Undergraduate Studies

Facts & Figures

7 weeks

per term for undergraduate studies

The WPI Plan
Top 50

Happiest First Year Students

College Choice (2014)
4,320

undergraduate students

(2016)