Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Graduates

  • 68% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years

Tuition

$33,318 / year

Room and Board

$9,960

Application deadline

February 1

Application fee

$60




Educational Resources

Libraries

3050 linear feet of Archives Charles Dickens collection Video Game Archives Fire Protection Engineering Archives 15,561 web based full text electronic journals 150+ electronic databases 375 electronic theses and dissertations 18 station open PC labs 12 other public PCs throughout building Multimedia lab Instruction lab with 17 PC's 4 Technology enhanced collaboration areas 12 laptops for loan within building Software loan program Digital e-copy film/fiche capability 2 PDF scanners for public use 14 group study rooms ADA compliant workstation 4 public use copiers 1 DVD player

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 268,718 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 23,591 current serial subscriptions.
  • 112,493 microforms.
  • 2,157 Audio/Visual items.
  • 26,557 e-books.

Museums & Art

State-of-the-art specialized laboratories in all science and engineering research departments. See catalog.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 707 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 444 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 142 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 85 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 175 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 4,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance, other

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious, other

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 58% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 17% of housing units are Singles.
  • 55% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 20% of housing units are Triples.
  • 7% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 1% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 29 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 90% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Night of the Dragon, Quad Fest, Winter Carnival, Homecoming, Greek Week, International Dinner, Cultural Festival
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 153 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Psi Omega (drama), Chi Epsilon (Civil Eng. ), Epsilon Upsilon Pi (Mgmnt. ), Eta Kappa Nu (Elect. Eng. ), Order of Omega (Greek), Phi Lamda Upsilon (Chem. Eng. ), Phi Sigma (Biology), Pi Delta Epsilon (Media), Pi Mu Epsilon (Math), Pi Tau Sigma (Mech. Eng. ), Salamander Honorary Fire Prot. Eng. Soc. , Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics), Skull (Seniors), Tau Beta Pi (Engineering), Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Comp. Sci. ).
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Newman Club, Christian Bible Fellowship, Hillel, Unitarian Universalist Campus Fellowship
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union, Chinese Student Association, Deutschklub, Indian Student Organization, International Student Council, Korean Student Association, Muslim Student Association, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Prof. Eng. , Turkish Student Association, Vietnamese Student Assoc. , Romanian Student Asociation, Thai Student Society
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Baseball, Fall, Classical Music Club, Cycling Club, Exploradreams, Game Development Club, Indoor Soccer, Motorsports, Ping Pong Club, Ballroom Dance Team, Photo Club, Science Fiction Soc. , Soc. for Medival Arts & Sci. , Club Sports: Alpine Ski Team, Cheerleading, Fencing, Freestyle Wrestling, Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse (M & W), Rugby, Shotokan Karate, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball (M), Water Polo. Outing, Sailing, Scuba, Soc. of Martial Arts, Campus Radio Assoc. , Peddler (Yearbook). African Percussion & Dance, Alden Voices, Brass Ensemble, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Improv Comedy, Interstate 8, JazzGroup, Masque (Theatre), Medwin String, Men's Glee Club, Pep Band, Simple Harmonic Motion, Trombone Ensemble. Prof. Soc. , Actuarial Club, American Chem. Soc. , American Inst. of Aero. & Astro. , American Inst. of Chem. Eng. , American Society of Civil Eng. , Assoc. of Comp. Machinery, Inst. of Elect. & Electronic Eng. , Management Soc. , Mu Sigma Delta (Pre-Health), Soc. of Fire Prot. Eng. , Society of Physics Students, Soc. of Women Engineers, Systems Dynamics Club. Bisexual Lesbian & Gay Alliance, Global Awareness of Environ. Act. , Justice, Student Pugwash.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Tech News (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Boston (45), Providence (40)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Worcester (1)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Worcester (1)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 30% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 23% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 4,160
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 11 fraternities
  • 11 fraternity houses
  • 29% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 2 sororities
  • 2 sorority houses
  • 26% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (College of the Holy Cross)
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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