Once again, WPI’s hands-on and project-based curriculum is front and center in the university being named one of the best and most interesting colleges by the prestigious Fiske Guide to Colleges. The 2015 edition praises the WPI Plan, noting, “hands-on and project-based and takes a humanistic view of engineering.” Additionally, the guide says that WPI “emphasizes teamwork instead of competition” and offers a “global emphasis unusual for an engineering school.”
Fiske Guide to Colleges is highly regarded as an unbiased source of information on colleges, and is called “The best college guide you can buy” byUSA Today. Since 1982, the Fiske Guide has been conducting in-depth evaluations and student satisfaction surveys on the top colleges and universities, and ranks as the most popular college guidebook on Amazon.com. It evaluates colleges based on a broad range of criteria, including the composition of the student body, academics, social life, financial aid, campus setting, housing, food, and extracurricular activities.
What made you decide to come to WPI? What was it about your experiences here that made a lasting mark on your career and life?