Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts
4-year Private university


Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a private institution established in 1865 with city setting located at Worchester. It is ranked 61 in National Universities in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $50,530(2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,435. It practices quarter-based academic calender.

#61 National Universities
Location Worcester, Massachusetts
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1865
Selectivity Moderate
Size Small
4,435 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Engineering
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $50,530
Outstate Tuition Fee $50,530
Room and Board Fees $14,774
$82,600 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


48% (Moderate Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$65 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.84 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted Electronic

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

within last five years you attended institutions in US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or Anglophone regions of Africa, Canada or the Caribbean for at least two years of full-time studies.

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$34,841 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$22,795 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $67,504
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
80% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted CSS

Merit Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth $20,000
Eligibility First year applicants
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Girls Who Code Scholarship
Total Worth $20,000 per year
Eligibility --
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
NCSSS Scholarship Program
Total Worth $40,000 per year
Eligibility Accepted students from each NCSSS school
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

FIRST Scholarship
Total Worth $190,000
Details Deadline: 1st February
VEX Scholarship
Total Worth $80,000 per year
Details --


4,435 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
95% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
89% Students graduate within 6 years