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Imagine Anything at WPI

The education you get here is anything but.

Graduates from WPI, the nation’s third oldest technological university, have an average starting salary of $69,219.

Students come here expecting the WPI education to lead to a good living as scientists and engineers or to succeed in business.

What they have found is so much more—they are more sophisticated, well rounded, and prepared for whatever the world throws at them.

With a WPI education, students gain an expanded worldview, an appreciation for different cultures, and a global perspective that serves as a foundation for something much more profound than a degree to hang on the wall. We offer our graduates the world.
Laurie Leshin
President
So many of the amazing things that happen at WPI have their roots in intellectual curiosity and collaboration. That’s why we developed our ‘no failing grades’ policy. We want you to branch out, cross disciplines and experiment.
Philip N. Clay
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Sharing student discoveries and inventions with a wider audience is one of the most important aspects of WPI’s curriculum. Whether through prototype, patent, competition, or publications, projects provide rich opportunities to put your ideas to the test.
Art Heinricher
Dean of Undergraduate Studies
By tackling meaningful problems in settings around the globe, out students are learning how to be responsible and capable leaders.
Rick Vaz
Director, Center for Project Based Learning

Explore and innovate solutions to real-world problems

Projects pioneering research or interdisciplinary innovations are the heart of WPI. Explore solutions to problems you're passionate about, and gain career-launching professional experiences.

Imagine across boundaries and in all directions

The pioneering elements of a WPI education are just the starting point. Here you’ll be encouraged to chart your own path, and you’ll do things you’ve never imagined.

#WPICAN

Pursue your Passion

WPI is not just a factory that turns out [professionals], but an amazing place that provides many ways to grow, both personally and as a leader.
Ari
Sophomore
Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
I had my research published in a journal of medicine.
Anna
Senior
Biology and Biotechnology
My favorite part of WPI is being surrounded by a network of passionate and driven individuals who care about their legacy and global impact.
Jean-Phillippe
Senior
Industrial Engineering
I worked with a team to build an amphibious robot for disaster response.
Scott
Sophomore
Robotics Engineering
As a [first-year], I was working on a team project with Cameroon’s ministry of education and agriculture. Now I’m prepping for my junior-year interactive project in Zurich. This is why I came to WPI—I couldn’t find opportunities like these anywhere else.
Ahmand
Sophomore
Mechanical Engineering
This wasn’t just a project that would be submitted for a grade and tossed away; it was seen by real industry professionals to help shape real policies in the future.
Sola
Junior
Computer Science

Discover our formula for success.

Here, you don’t just learn—you do. Everything about WPI is designed to stimulate your curiosity, challenge you, and support you so that you can imagine anything and innovate everything—from academics, student life, and the arts, to projects on campus and across the world.

WPI’s project-based academic program continuously puts every student to work as part of teams, challenging them to solve important problems. Yes, they gain technical skills, but, just as critically, they learn to achieve collaboratively, think creatively, and better communicate their ideas. This is what distinguishes WPI.

Theory, Practice, Global, Impact = WPI

 

What can you do at WPI?

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Gain an advantage in your career by exploring WPI's immersive Humanities & Arts courses in theatre, history, writing, foreign languages, and more. Employers want STEM students with humanistic skills.
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Join top-tier athletic teams, including 20 Division III varsity sports, and 39 club and intramural teams–or take advantage of one of the Northeast's finest sports and recreation facilities.
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Find your people with over 250+ clubs and organizations and many community service options available. Your experiences outside the classroom play an important role in helping you learn, grow, and succeed.
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Hone your development by engaging in networking and professional development, and/or leadership skills training. At WPI, your personal growth is just as important as your academic growth.

CDC Services for Students

With a breadth of career services and corporate connections, WPI prepares students to launch their careers with confidence.
Top 25

STEM colleges 

Forbes (2018)
#5

Best-Run Colleges

Princeton Review (2019)
13:1

student-to-faculty ratio 

400+

employers recruit on campus each year

#5

Best Career Services

Princeton Review (2019)
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failing grades 

The WPI Plan
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professional, career development, and honor societies

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Colleges that Create Futures 

The Princeton Review (2016)

Join a community of innovators & explorers

Are you curious and creative? Do you like to work in teams to get things done while making your own decisions and setting your own course? Do you love math and science, but feel just as passionate about subjects such as music, art, or movies? WPI could be the right choice for your college education.

Whether you are just beginning your college search, making your final enrollment decision, or somewhere in between, the WPI admissions team is here to help you along the way. Join us on campus for one of our regular information sessions and campus tours, a fall open house, or one of our spring events just for admitted students. It’s a great opportunity to see for yourself what makes WPI a unique place.