Every WPI Student is Distinctive

We are thrilled that you are considering applying to WPI. As you'll see from our admitted student profile, admission to WPI is selective and competitive. We have high standards for applicants, but we look for more than just outstanding academic performance.

Our approach to education is a little different from what you'll find at other schools, so it makes sense that we want students who dare to be different, who want to put their unique talents to work to make the world a better place, and who confront challenges by diving in headfirst to find a solution.

Who is a WPI Student?

While every WPI student brings a little something different to the table, there are a few characteristics that they tend to share.

  • Creative and curious
  • Enjoy working in teams to get things done
  • Comfortable making their own decisions and setting their own course
  • Love math and science, but feel just as passionate about other things, too, like music, art, or movies
  • Feel pretty sure that they'll be leaders, not followers
  • Can't wait to do things that will make the world better

Sound like you? Join us on campus to learn more and then get ready to apply!

Accepted Student Profile - Class of 2020

  • Average GPA 3.86
  • Average class rank: Top 9%

WPI is test-optional. Data only for students who submitted scores.

  • SAT range (middle 50%): 1310–1480
  • ACT range (middle 50%): 27–32

Tips for Applicants

Your application is your best chance to show us the real you and tell us what makes you a perfect fit at WPI. Here are a few suggestions to make sure your application is as strong as possible.