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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.
more→Feb 16 2015
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Extracurricular Activities: B-, Individual Value: F
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Quite BrightMechanical Engineering
Stay ahead of your work and you find the school is quite easy.
more→Nov 24 2014
1st Year Male -- Class 2018
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: C
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WPI is a place of opportunity.Quite BrightBiology
WPI is a place of opportunity. You will read many reviews on here that speak negatively of the social life, how "easy" it was and how they're lowering their SAT requirements to admit more women. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, my opinion is that you should take those reviews with a grain of salt, most of them are written by freshmen who haven't fully experienced all that WPI has to offer. WPI is made for dreamers, for those who want to change the world, and be well-equipped to do so.

To address these common themes of negativity, I will say the following: There is an amazing community of people at WPI, ask any given student in the CC, octawedge, lab, or res hall, and they will tell you that the community is why they love WPI. If WPI seems "easy," congratulations, you're smart! As someone who went through this personally, if it's too easy, you need to challenge yourself more... take a higher level class. And in regards to "lowering SAT scores to get more women who don't know whats going on"... this is simply false. The SAT score range is just as impressive as ever, and we admit high caliber students. The increase in the number of women in attendance comes from the promotion of women in STEM careers, and the higher acceptance rate of women versus men is because WPI is a "self-selecting" school... you don't apply unless you're passionate about STEM. And let's be honest, lots of women wouldn't sacrifice the hunky men at other colleges for engineering unless they were passionate. These women want to be here, and have abilities to thrive at WPI. College is an important decision, don't base your decision on an angry review from an anonymous person on the internet. Go on a campus visit, talk to random students on the Quad, form your own opinion... but I'm pretty sure you'll love WPI as much as I did.

more→Sep 23 2014
Alumna Female -- Class 2000
Starting Job: Research Associate; Preparedness: A+ Reputation: A+
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