About WPI Students

WPI students are eager to learn, and are quick to use the skills they’ve been taught in the classroom to work effectively in teams and think creatively to come up with real solutions to real problems.

Our unique approach to education, known as the WPI Plan, requires students to immerse themselves in hands-on coursework from day one. Because they undertake significant project work during each of their four years of study, they’re prepared to collaborate with their peers and have the skills and confidence to dive right into the workplace after graduation.


reported a positive impact on functional teamwork due to project experiences. 

2012 UMass Donahue Institute Alumni Survey
Top 100

Best Colleges 

U.S. News & World Report (2016)

undergraduate students


of students complete at least one project off campus


WPI Fact Book

Learn more about the statistical profile of WPI and its graduate and undergraduate student bodies, including information on academic programs, faculty, and graduation requirements.

Outcomes & Salary Data

Nearly 93% of graduates (bachelor’s, master’s and PhD) from WPI’s class of 2016 were successful in securing employment, admission to graduate or professional school, military service or volunteer work (Peace Corps, City Year, etc.) six months after graduation – a remarkable success rate based on data from almost 92% of the class.

Sponsor a Major Qualifying Project

Employers are encouraged to sponsor student projects to get an up-close view of our students’ work and professional competency, as well as make connections with the rest of the student body. To learn more, contact the Director of Corporate Relations at 508-831- 5260.

Learn More About WPI Students

Want to know more about WPI students? These documents provide additional information about the demographics of our student population and the top majors (both undergraduate and graduate), along with an overview of post-graduation success.