Academic Programs

As you've probably figured out by now, WPI is different from other schools. Your learning experience here will prepare you to succeed in life after college – whether you want to be a biologist, video game programmer or engineer. Not only will you take rigorous classes that will give you theoretical knowledge, but you'll complete two real-world projects – something no other school does quite the way we do. Through your project work, you'll learn how to put that knowledge to work in the real world – and make a difference before you graduate.

WPI in a nutshell:

  • 7-week terms – the fast pace helps you learn to manage your time.
  • No failing grades – feel free to explore new subjects. WPI awards only three grades: A, B and C. No pluses or minuses. If you don't get a C, you will not receive credit for the course and it won't appear on your transcript.
  • 2 real-world projects – you don't have to wait four years to change the world.
  • Collaborative atmosphere – students work with each other on projects and in classes, learning the teamwork skills that are essential in the real world.