#508 Overall Influence #826 Desirability Rank

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

University in Worcester, Massachusetts

From Wikipedia

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a private research university in Worcester, Massachusetts, focusing on the instruction and research of technical arts and applied sciences.Founded in 1865 in Worcester, WPI was one of the United States' first engineering and technology universities and now has 14 academic departments with over 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, management, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor's, master's and PhD degrees. WPI's faculty works with students in a number of research areas, including biotechnology, fuel cells, information security, surface metrology, materials processing, and nanotechnology. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

11,269

Acceptance

59%

Graduation Rate

89%

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$53,100

Fees (in-state)

$1,116

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$30,503
30K - 48K$29,911
48K - 75K$36,391
75K - 110K$38,190
110K+$42,591

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$84,600

Employed

94%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

7K

Under-Grads

6K

Graduates

1K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

100 Institute Road, Worcester MA 01609-2280

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

7 per 100K

Violent Crime

0 per 100K

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

29 per 100K

Violent Crime

9 per 100K

What is Worcester Polytechnic Institute known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#145 World Rank
Engineering
#296 World Rank
Business
#313 World Rank
Computer Science
#451 World Rank
Chemistry
#652 World Rank
Education
#514 World Rank
Mathematics
#744 World Rank
Biology
#457 World Rank
Physics
#1176 World Rank
Political Science
#867 World Rank
Economics
#969 World Rank
Communications
#1360 World Rank
Psychology
#1252 World Rank
Sociology

Other areas of influence

#720 World Rank
Philosophy
#862 World Rank
History
#883 World Rank
Anthropology
#1027 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#1046 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#1070 World Rank
Medical
#1180 World Rank
Law
#1460 World Rank
Literature
#1784 World Rank
Nursing
#2104 World Rank
Social Work
#2872 World Rank
Religious Studies

Influential People

Who are Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Most influential alumni?

Worcester Polytechnic Institute 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Engineering, Business, and Computer Science

Juliet V Spencer

Researcher

Edward A. Whittaker

Researcher

James A Gagnon

Researcher

Bryan D Hayes

Researcher

Brian J Meacham

Researcher

Brian J Meacham

Researcher

Ye Zhan

Researcher ORCID ID = 0000-0001-9280-1718

Yichao Tang

Researcher

Keith J Ruskin

Researcher

Jo Anne Shatkin

Researcher

Susan C Roberts

Chemical engineer

Kevin M McBride

Researcher