Worcester Polytechnic Institute
#489 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.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

10,584

Acceptance

42%

Graduation Rate

86%

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$49,860

Fees (in-state)

$670

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$34,382
30K-48K$31,234
48K-75K$33,398
75K-110K$41,651
110K+$44,794

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

5K

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

#140 World Rank #80 USA Rank
Engineering
#235 World Rank #112 USA Rank
Computer Science
#346 World Rank #120 USA Rank
Physics
#365 World Rank #127 USA Rank
Mathematics
#346 World Rank #128 USA Rank
Chemistry
#278 World Rank #188 USA Rank
Business
#553 World Rank #240 USA Rank
Biology
#876 World Rank #296 USA Rank
Economics
#450 World Rank #300 USA Rank
Communications
#708 World Rank #336 USA Rank
Education
#741 World Rank #401 USA Rank
Psychology
#1631 World Rank #659 USA Rank
Sociology
#3953 World Rank #1600 USA Rank
Political Science

Other areas of influence

#329 World Rank #112 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#1179 World Rank #483 USA Rank
Medical
#1391 World Rank #999 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#2251 World Rank #1309 USA Rank
Nursing
#2707 World Rank #1483 USA Rank
History

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, Computer Science, and Business. Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s most academically influential people include Robert H. Goddard, Dean Kamen, and David Norton.

Robert H. Goddard
Robert H. Goddard

American physicist

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Dean Kamen
Dean Kamen

American businessman

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David Norton

American business theorist, business executive and management consultant

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Harold Stephen Black
Harold Stephen Black

American electrical engineer

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Gilbert Vernam

American cryptographer

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George Cowan

American physical chemist, businessman and philanthropist

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Don Lavoie

American economist

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Leon P. Alford
Leon P. Alford

American mechanical engineer, administrator for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and management-relations innovator

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Naveen Selvadurai

Co-founder of Foursquare

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Elwood Haynes
Elwood Haynes

American inventor

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Michael D. Smith

American computer scientist

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Robert Stempel

American engineer and Chairman and CEO of General Motors Corporation

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