One of the nation's earliest technological universities, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA) has taken a unique approach to science and technology education since its founding in 1865. Two required hands-on team projects, either on campus or at over 25 WPI project centers around the world, give our students unique opportunities to solve real problems that matter to real people and real communities.
At WPI, our students discover what it means to jump into a new situation, assess a problem and come up with a workable solution - skills that you'll use for the rest of your career. 98% of WPI faculty members have PhDs; the student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. In the recent National Survey of Student Engagement, WPI ranked No. 1 for student/faculty interaction.
WPI's 3,700 undergraduates hail from 45 states and 70 nations. They can join more than 200 clubs and organizations, including 20 NCAA Division 3 teams, during the school's four seven-week terms. WPI graduates command average starting salaries of $61,000 - 4th highest nationally.
WPI ranks in the top 20 on The Princeton Review's list of universities with the "Happiest Students". Worcester, 40 miles west of Boston, is New England's 2nd largest city and home to 13 colleges