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.

Whether you're at WPI as an undergraduate or a graduate student, you’ll become a member of a close-knit, inclusive, and safe community with a robust support system ready to helpacademically, 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, grow professionallyand have fun.

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

Group of graduate students crossing Earle Bridge in celebration of the start of their WPI years.

First-year students and new graduate students cross Earle Bridge to mark the start of their years at WPI.

Gompei the goat mascot high fiving a woman in the rec center.

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.

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

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

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.

students at a table playing a board game

There's always time for a spontaneous board game.

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

student patting a goat on campus

On Founders Day, students can enjoy a break between classes with some of Gompei's friends.

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

students showing a robotics project

After working all year on the Major Qualifying Project, seniors get to show off their hard work at the Undergraduate Research Projects Showcase.


WPI Athletics

At WPI, health and well-being represent important parts of our campus cultureand 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.

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Check out how our students are getting involved ...

It's said all the time that there's no typical WPI student, and it's true. Hear from our students why WPI checks all the boxes for them and how they found their place here.

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Discover more about graduate student life

Graduate students, who might come to WPI's campus or be entirely online, find a supportive environment and an enthusiastic and connected cohort of peers for this next step in their academic and professional path.