Every WPI Student is Distinctive
We’re thrilled that you’re considering applying to WPI. We have high standards for applicants, but we also look for more than just outstanding academic performance—we want to see what makes you, you.
We’re not your average tech school—we challenge students to solve real-world problems by taking the hypothetical and bringing it to life, meaning that you’ll start creating change from day one. Our project-based curriculum isn’t just our signature approach to education; it’s at the heart of the WPI experience as WPI students combine theory and practice to become effective leaders who can change the world.
If you’re a curious, driven problem solver interested in launching your future, WPI might just be the place for you. Review the WPI admissions requirements as well as our accepted WPI student profile for more details.
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!
Tips for Applicants
Your application is your best chance to show us the real you and what makes you a perfect fit for WPI. Here are a few suggestions to make sure your application is as strong as possible.
- Fulfill WPI’s academic requirements:
- four years of math (including pre-calculus)
- four years of English
- two years of lab science
- Check out our college application timeline to stay on track and put your best foot forward in your application.
- Fill out all sections of the Common Application to share who you are, your passions and talents, and what makes you a good fit for WPI (and don’t forget to check over your answers)
- Submit supplemental materials that best reflect your academic potential
- Let us feel the love for WPI! Make sure you connect with us on- or off-campus and sign up for a personal interview—let us feel the love for WPI!
If you’re looking for answers to specific questions—When does WPI send acceptance letters? When does WPI release regular decisions? What are the WPI admissions deadlines—you’ll find them on the Apply to WPI page. Don’t see your answer, or prefer to speak to a member of the WPI Admissions team personally? You can call the WPI Admissions office at 508-831-5286, submit your question online, or email WPI Admissions. We’re happy to provide you with any information you may need, so don’t hesitate to connect with us.