We know you can’t change the world through STEM alone. That’s why our students aren’t just in the labs; they’re also on the stage, in rehearsal spaces, and out in the community. Blending STEM and the humanities will help you become a more well-rounded scientist, engineer, entrepreneur, innovator, leader—you get the idea.
Thrive in your element
Become the best version of yourself
College isn’t just courses and homework and projects. It’s also a time for you to rekindle old passions or discover new ones, step outside your comfort zone, gain experience in the wider world, develop strong leadership and entrepreneurial skills, and ultimately, grow into yourself as a student, a professional, a volunteer, an individual … and maybe even an underwater hockey player.
(Well, never say never, right?)
The specifics are up to you, but no matter what you decide to dive into, you’ll fit right into the inclusive, dedicated, quirky community that is WPI.
Another thing people say about college? You’ll find your people, and at WPI, that happens fast. Whether they’re part of your Great Problems Seminar team, the professor of your favorite class, or even just someone you pass on the Quad, they’ll provide support, inspiration, and perspective as one of several built-in WPI support systems ready to help you thrive.
“As (a Resident Advisor), I have an open-door policy. Anybody can pop in and talk or work. I knock on doors, too, to see if anybody needs help with anything.”
Over 35,000 hours of community service are completed annually.
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Worcester: It's our first name.
Worcester: It’s our first name.
Worcester is New England’s second largest city, about 40 miles west of Boston. With more than 38,000 students on nine campuses, the city offers the charm and ease of a college town with the convenience of urban living.
Students enjoy a lively cultural scene, world-class restaurants, close-knit neighborhoods, beautiful parks, an affordable cost of living, and easy access to area transportation. Come see for yourself all that is happening in the “Woo!”
WPI's got what?
WPI’s got what?
WPI is a close-knit, inclusive and safe community with a robust support system to help – academically, emotionally, physically, and culturally. Pursue your passions, find new interests, hone your leadership skills, and give back to the community.
There’s a lot to do here right on campus. Find your niche in the Cheese Club, Underwater Hockey, the Pep Band, or in any one of the more than 250 clubs and organizations that would love to have you.
We're a healthy herd.
We’re a healthy herd.
A healthy and balanced lifestyle helps students stay in shape, relieve stress, make friends, and have fun. Over 80 percent of students participate in athletic activities on campus ranging from lunchtime yoga, the ski club, to ultimate frisbee.
WPI has 20 NCAA Division III teams. We have a long history of intercollegiate, tournament, conference, and national championships. We are equally proud of our Scholar All-America awards bestowed on our student-athletes.
Get Greek life right.
Get Greek life right.
WPI gets Greek Life right. Our 19 fraternities and sororities are founded on the principles of scholarship, leadership, and community service. Lifelong friends emerge that celebrate your successes, support you through challenges, and remain with you long after WPI.
We strongly believe in giving back to our local community. From mentoring middle school students to assisting at local non-profits, students volunteer as part of organizations or even as part of their work-study.