These results are typical 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 $72,951 (Class of 2020).

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.

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.

Pursue your Passion

Rick Goodman Video Game Collection, 2002-2005

The collection consists of .25 linear feet of game design documents, dating from 2002 to 2005. The material outlines various game themes, characters, strategies, and art design developed by Stainless Steel Studios. The collection was donated by Rick Goodman who was the founder of Stainless Steel Studios, a videogame design and development company

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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
A. Frederick Griffin Collection

A. Frederick Griffin, who graduated from WPI in 1914, was a civil engineer who was in charge of over-all planning of the United States portion of the St. Lawrence Seaway project, as well as other projects for the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Most of the materials in this small collection relate to the St. Lawrence Seaway project. Among them are 8"X10" photographs of the seaway and Mr. Griffin. Also part of the collection is the medal Mr. Griffin received for Exceptional Civilian Service from the War Department.

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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.


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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.