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Bio/Biotech, Class of 2013, Member of Greek LifeQuite BrightBiology
Bio/Biotech, Class of 2013, Member of Greek Life
The Good: Mostly small class sizes, professor office hours (seriously, use those!), TA's don't teach new material, campus life, quality of education, networking here is great for jobs (WPI people look out for their own).

The Bad: If you don't get help when you need it, you WILL fail. Suck up your pride and see the professor for help. It's expensive, but in my experience, you'll be able to pay it back because you'll get a well-paying job right out of college.My advice: if you feel up to the challenge, come to WPI! Just know that you're going to have to work hard. Every school has some jerks, don't let the bitter people on this website deter you from applying or visiting.

4th Year Female -- Class 2013
Education Quality: A+, University Resource Use: C+
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1) you must join greek life.Super Brilliant
1) you must join greek life. Any weirdo can get in; you'll find a group.
2) if you feel like transferring, do it right away. (don't get trapped like I did)
3) the humanities are VERY weak. those classes feel like a waste of time and money.
4) if you were normal in high school expect to get weirder
5) if you drank and smoked in high school expect everyone to be behind the curve and in that "let me brag about how cool I was at that party" stage

6) expect everyone to be in relationships
7) live off campus after freshman year to save money.
8) live in a freshman dorm.
9) don't expect to find hipsters (i'm using the term loosely). this school houses more introverted, arrogant, depressed weirdos than you can imagine. the free spirit doesn't exist. 10) kids act like they're living the high school experience they never had.

4th Year Female -- Class 2015
Education Quality: A, Innovation: F
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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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