Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute can be found in Worcester, MA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. WPI has an enrollment of around 7,200 students.

Roughly 50 percent of all students which applied were accepted at WPI, and from those that were granted acceptance around 23 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .wpi.edu.

Overall WPI Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Worcester Polytechnic Institute was reported as 49.4% in Fall 2020 with over 10,600 applications submitted to WPI. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 48.4%
  • 2017-2018: 48.5%
  • 2018-2019: 41.6%
  • 2019-2020: 49.4%
  • Projected WPI Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 43.6%

How Does WPI Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for WPI is fifteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Becker College69.9%
Assumption College81.1%
Clark University52.8%
Worcester State University65.9%
College of the Holy Cross34.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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