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 5,600 students.

Roughly 50 percent of all students which applied were accepted at WPI, and from those that were granted acceptance around 25 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wpi.edu.

Overall WPI Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Worcester Polytechnic Institute was reported as 51.6% in Fall 2013 with over 8,580 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 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 63.5%
  • 2010-2011: 59.1%
  • 2011-2012: 56.7%
  • 2012-2013: 52.6%
  • 2013-2014: 51.6%
  • Projected WPI Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 54.5%

How Does WPI Compare?

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The acceptance rate for WPI is eight percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Becker College62.6%
Assumption College74.2%
Clark University61.5%
Worcester State University60.6%
College of the Holy Cross33.0%

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 2013)

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