Five Reasons to Consider WPI

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We know you’ve got your pick of colleges and universities, but just as important as academics, research work, and post-graduation opportunities is a place where you feel at home. We’re excited that you’re interested in WPI, which can offer all of the above—and all of the below. 

While the reasons to apply to WPI may be as infinite as our favorite irrational number, here are what we consider to be five of the best.

A STEM-Focused Future

Wherever your STEM interests and talents lie, you’ll find a place to hone them at WPI—and we’ve got over 150 years of experience to back it up. From hands-on project work in state-of-the-art labs and facilities to renowned, expert faculty who are just an email or knock on the door away, WPI is a place where technical passions come to life. Simply put, if STEM’s your thing, WPI’s your place.

No Application Fee, No SAT Scores, No Problem

A chemist-in-training with a flair for theatre, an engineer following the beat of their own drum through music, a robotics aficionado with a passion for community service—whatever it is you love, we want to see it. That’s where our holistic application process comes in. With no application fee and no SAT scores, it’s easy for you to apply, and for us to really see what makes you, you.

Learn by Doing from Day One

Learning doesn’t stop once you leave the classroom; in fact, a cornerstone of a WPI education is what you learn outside of it. We’re all about project-based learning here, giving you the chance to use what you’ve learned and apply it to real problems through immersive project work. Take those skills, theories, and research and make them come to life as you create tangible change—to the world, and yourself.


Support Around Every Corner

Sure, WPI’s got the top-tier academics, the immersive project-based learning experiences, and the invaluable preparation for life after graduation, but you’ll hear it time and again: what really makes this place special is the people—warm, welcoming, and ready with all the support, inclusion, and encouragement you’ll need to not only succeed, but to thrive.

A Lifetime of Returns

We know it’s one of the questions on everyone’s minds: once you’re at WPI, what’s it going to be like when you’re out? Your future’s yours to make, but whatever path you decide to follow, myriad financial aid options, hundreds of internship and co-op opportunities, and lifetime career resources ensure that you’ll have the skills, resources, and support you need to succeed. (Oh, and did we mention the average starting salary of $71,811 for the Class of 2021?)

Looking for even more reasons to apply? Like we said, there’s an infinite amount of them—fill out the form to request more information on WPI. We can’t wait to hear from you!