The Student Experience

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We're not your typical tech school. While there is a rigorous academic curriculum at WPI, we believe your experiences outside the classroom play an equally important role in helping you learn, grow, and succeed.

You’ll become a member of a close-knit, inclusive, and safe community with a robust support system ready to help––academically, emotionally, physically, and culturally. Along the way, you’ll learn more about yourself and others, connect with new people, pursue both long-term passions and new interests, hone leadership skills, give back to the community, gain real-world experience––and have fun.

Discover why the student experience at WPI is a transformative one––one that prepares you to make your mark in the world.

One of only two goat mascots in the country, Gompei is the physical embodiment of WPI’s quirky and unique identity.

WPI's nationally ranked Pep Band is just one of the more than 200 student clubs and organizations available on campus.

Students enjoy a quick meal at the Campus Center.

WPI’s varsity football team takes on rival RPI during a homecoming game.

First year students cross Earle Bridge to receive their Tech Beanie and Tech Bible to mark the start of their years at WPI.

At WPI, you can pursue your technological interests and your passion for theatre.

After working all year on the Major Qualifying Project, seniors get to show off their hard work on Project Presentation Day.

On Founders’ Day, students can enjoy a break between classes with Gompei and friends.

Companies from across the country come to the Career Fair to meet and recruit key talent from all WPI disciplines.

The pool tables in the Campus Center are a fun way to kick back in between classes.

Even Gompei needs a sweater to keep warm in the winter.

The Activities Fair is a great way to learn about the 200 or so different clubs and organizations on campus.

The Black Student Union dances and destresses with a professional hip-hop and AfroBeat dancer/choreographer on the quad.

WPI Athletics

At WPI, health and well-being represent important parts of our campus culture--and the student experience. From basketball and rowing to soccer and softball, WPI's varsity sports program provides many opportunities for students to pursue their physical pursuits.

Check out how our students are getting involved at WPI...

Robbie Oleynick '24
BS, Electrical & Computer Engineering

At WPI, Robbie is pursuing his passion for music alongside his interest in electrical & computer engineering and computer science[...]

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Tionge Nakazwe '25
BS, Environmental and Sustainability Studies; minor in Creative Writing

As a member of the National Society of Black Engineers, Tionge knows that a diverse support system has helped her thrive and achieve at WPI[...]

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Ibraheim Ibraheim ‘25
BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering

First-generation student, Ibraheim, thrives in WPI’s network of community support and connection.  [...]

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Kellie Bushe '24
BS, Biomedical Engineering (Pre-Medicine)

As a pre-med and ROTC student, Kellie meets any challenge that comes her way, both inside and outside the classroom.  [...]

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Blaise Schroeder ‘23
BS, Robotics Engineering

Blaise strives to make positive changes for the entire WPI community. [...]

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Ishani Bedre '23
BS, Biochemistry

As a student leader and researcher, Ishani appreciates WPI’s many opportunities for growth and collaboration as part of the campus community.  [...]

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Evans Owusu '24
BS, Computer Science and Interactive Media & Game Development

Evans' love of computer science has led them to discover many opportunities to contribute to campus life. [...]

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Tessa Lytle '23
BS/MS Mechanical Engineering

Tessa’s college career, both on and off the skating rink, has provided her many opportunities to get involved and make an impact. [...]

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