WPI is set on a beautiful 80-acre hilltop in Worcester, Massachusetts, a city distinguished by its many colleges and cultural landmarks. Located in the heart of New England, Worcester also serves as a gateway to diverse area attractions and has established itself as a hub of technology and innovation, making it the ideal location to undertake your graduate study and research.
A True College Town
The second-largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 13 colleges and more than 35,000 college students. Here you’ll find a vibrant city life that has something to offer for everyone, from world famous museums and performing arts centers to lush parks and thriving sports and entertainment venues.
Location, Location, Location
Worcester is an hour from Boston and close to beaches, ski slopes, and other outdoor activities. From WPI you can quickly travel to the Berkshires, Cape Cod, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire—if you are up for a weekend getaway, New York City is only 3.5 hours away.
An Innovation Economy
In Worcester, you won’t have to look far to find industry research partners and career opportunities. Over the past decade Worcester has become a thriving center of technological growth and business innovation. It is home to more than 100 biotechnology companies and is known for concentrations in healthcare, alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, and more. Graduates looking to start their own companies can also benefit from the many business incubators that have led to a proliferation of start-ups and creative entrepreneurial efforts.