Worcester Polytechnic Institute Reviews
I love the location and atmosphere of WPI. Most students are helpful to each other with school work and very friendly.
I really like the counseling center here. I wish the tuition wasn't so inflated though, so people could actually afford to go here.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute has great programs and courses, especially for students majoring in interactive game and media development. I would, however, enjoy more visibility for students of color and LGBTQ+ students.
I am halfway through my first year and I love it so far. I enjoy the 7-week terms because I am someone who tends to get bored and the quick turnaround helps me stay focused on my classes. I also like that there are three extra classes built into our schedules. They can be used to take more classes you are interested in or they can be used as "built-in fails" because if you fail 3 classes you can still be on track to graduate in four years.
WPI embodies a small-knit environment in which I feel comfortable approaching and connecting with others. Everyone is very motivated and hard-working yet not very competitive. The university does a good job at providing a unique and exceptional educational experience but I believe it could improve on the resources offered. While a STEM-based school, I believe offering more language and humanity courses would produce more well-rounded graduates.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a great school. The academics are excellent and the 7 week terms makes learning more fast-paced. Most professors are excellent and do their best so that students can succeed. Also, there are amazing opportunities to study abroad at various places in the world. The whole school focuses on project-based learning which offers great preparation for our future careers.
It is a fantastic place to learn and grow. I have enjoyed every moment at WPI. The professors and opportunities are like no other college.
One of the happiest colleges I've seen. great academics but be prepared to buckle down and study or you could easily drown in the swamp of work provided. Don't be fooled about taking only 3 classes at a time, its a LOT of work in a short amount of time. Good for parties but bad campus food/ mediocre housing.
WPI is a highly rated technology university. It has up-to-date labs and equipment and some excellent professors who would be willing to help you out. The institute also has unique grading policies: there are only A, B, C and No Record. The campus is small so it will save you a lot of time walking from place to place. Students here are very friendly and are happy to help you out every time.
I really like the four quarters system of teaching. But Some professors make the course more difficult than they are.
When I was looking at schools as a senior in HS what was important was getting a job after college. I remember I was so proud to say I was attending WPI, now things are much different. Academics are excellent IF YOU LIKE ENGINEERING. I realized that I didn't want to be an engineer about 5 months in and now I'm very stuck. Also, pick a school that has great academics and a good social scene. It does not have to involve going out, just things to do! WPI lacks that and once you're midway through your sophomore year, you feel like you've met everyone you possibly can.
The campus is gorgeous and it is a small campus, which is super nice during the Winter and you don't want to walk 20 minutes to get to a class. It is not uncommon to find your dorm mates and peers collaborating on difficult homework or studying in the dorm common rooms or hallways. There is always something to do on campus, whether it is taking part in Greek life or playing a role in Student Government or our Robotics Team. It is nice to walk onto a campus where the atmosphere is kind, welcoming, and although there is a "nerdy" stereotype, which is true in a sense, but when you walk onto campus for the first time and you realize that everybody is normal (although you may find some hardcore Trekkies or Larpers here) and that everyone make have their quirk but the important shared qualities are being passionate, curious, and kind.
WPI prepared me extremely well for the real-life working world. The projects-based curriculum made me invaluable to employers.
WPI is unlike any other university I considered. The unique curriculum that takes a holistic approach to problem-solving with an engineering and global mindset is second to none.
The program of studies is accommodating for being a polytechnic university. Professors are easily-approachable, as well as incredibly well informed individuals. Each professor wants to see you succeed and it is rare that a teacher is not willing to help a student excel in their courses. The connections available at the school are incredible too, including on-site interviews and career fairs that give students an easy way to apply for jobs with renown companies.
I love the intensity and seriousness that the students and faculty have concerning their subjects. This however also makes a lot of students anti social which is a bad thing when it comes to making friends.
I originally went here before transferring to RPI after one year. I have to say that I deeply regret going here in the first place. The workload was not at all rigorous and the opportunities were just not there.
WPI doesn't have a high national reputation, but this won't prevent it from being a top tier college, especially from an engineering point of view, in this country. I feel that WPI's professors are putting more efforts on teaching real-life applications of skills than theoretical researches. So finding a good job is relatively easy for students studying here.
I am happy to be part of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). I am double majoring with a minor. If you plan your classes well, you can get two majors. Mine are in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Interactive Media nd Game Development. My minor is is Spanish. I love the opportunity to study a session abroad in Australia, helping a community in Melbourne.
There is a plethora of opportunities for students here. You can get work in a research lab, an administration position, or in a club. Every student has to participate in projects, and get good job experience for future jobs.