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There is nothing fun to do at theBrightComputer Science
There is nothing fun to do at the school expect drink and smoke. A lot of the students are self absorbed and do not treat you like a person. They'd rather talk about how good they are at school work than learn who you are and be friendly with you. The professors have been okay, but half of them are rude and don't treat you well. They'd rather do research than help you and only have 1-2 office hours per week. Some professors have been rude enough to yell at me in meetings when I didn't meet their standards for "excellence" and then turn around and give me an A in the course. The school has been wasting tons of money on admissions and can't get lab equipment or PC's that aren't from the stone age.

On top of all of this, you need to be in a frat to have a good time. There is literally NOTHING to do on the weekends, but the school makes up for this by making you work hard all weekend and just end up hating life.

I haven't felt comfortable at this school and don't think it's my fault. In high school I had many friends and felt happy. Usually in college, that is supposed to progress into something better and more enjoyable, but this school has just been killer.

I do have a good core group of friends and we're able to hang out and have fun, but if it wasn't for them (and their fraternities), I'd be having a much worse time.Do yourself a favor and get into the UMass Amherst engineering program. Don't give this school a cent of your money cause you'll never see it spent well.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2016
Campus Maintenance: A, University Resource Use: F
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If I could go back in time andSuper BrilliantMechanical Engineering
If I could go back in time and choose a different school, I would. All this school does is stress you out more and more. Some of the professors are rather helpful, but some are only there to recive a paycheck. The school itself LOVES its money and its rules. I pay $50,000+ here, and I cannot even get a professor that speaks proper english. Half the time I think this school is so hard because you cannot understand the professor. The lab equipment is always broke and takes forever get get replaced, if it ever does. Doors are randomly locked for no reason at all. They love to control where you can and cannot go. The registers office is horrible. They never can answer your question about anything. They will always tell you to visit a website, and it never works. Then you go back to ask why its not working and they are no help. The network operations is horrible here too. They can never get the WIFI to work. The school learning website is always down (myWPI). You would think at a tech school that this stuff would be outstanding, but its not. This school is techonolgy driven, and all the assignments, projects, and lectures are on myWPI, but it works only half the time. Therefore, you can't get your work done.

About the only thing that is good about his school is the snow removel. If there is a snow storm and classes did not get cancelled, the sidewalks and pathways are cleared.

My point is that if you pay top dollar for a school, you should get the best of everything. Well here you don't. If the WIFI was better, if the servers were better, and everything else was better. Then maybe I would change my rating. But for now it is low.

4th Year Male -- Class 2015
Useful Schoolwork: A-, Individual Value: F
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I do not recommend WPI.Quite BrightChemical Engineering
I do not recommend WPI. As a school, they love their rules so much that they forget to be human. The dorms are disgusting and they will charge you the same to stay in a forced triple or quad as a double. Everything is grossly overpriced and most professors are incomprehensible, ineffective, or both. Many students party far more than they should in part because of the stress out on them by the school. There are some positives, like quarters and projects, but any state school can offer just as much if not more for a far more reasonable price.
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Extracurricular Activities: B-, Individual Value: F
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