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.


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


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


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


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


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


Students enjoy a meal at Pulse On Dining in Morgan Hall.


Ultimate Frisbee is one of 35 intercollegiate club sport teams at WPI.


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


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


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Projects, whether they take place here in Worcester or halfway across the world, are the heart of the WPI curriculum.


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


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


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

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.

Emma Palmacci
Emma P.
MBA, Business Administration

A career-changer MBA student shows that not being afraid of doing something totally different can make all the difference in life.

Joshua G
Joshua G.
PhD, Biomedical Engineering

A PhD student continues his biomedical research at WPI utilizing something he’d never expected: spinach.

Megan Mueller
Megan M.
Senior, BS in Mechanical Engineering & Minor in Architectural Engineering

Through WPI’s project-based curriculum, this mechanical engineering student has traveled around the world and gotten a kick start toward her dream career.

WPI student voice Rashid
Rashid C.
Senior, BS in Biochemistry

A Jamaican-born biochemistry student finds that WPI’s project-based curriculum suits his hands-on learning style.