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| I love WPI, the work is hard and at times there is a lot, but you get the sense the work has a reason. As for social life you can find a really fun social life if you put the effort in. I joined a fraternity and have been having a lot of fun ever since. |
|Mar 29 2008|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2011 |
| For someone who vowed never to go to WPI and marked it as their last choice school, I absolutely love it here. If you decide to stay in your room all the time and be buried in work, obviously you're not going to like it here. I got involved in several activities from the start of freshman year which has made all the difference. Guys tend to complain about the ratio...however, sadly that's because guys tend to not get involved in anything and play video games in their rooms. Most of the organizations I'm in on campus have at least a 50/50 ratio in the gender catagory.|
Most faculty have been great with student interaction. There are the few awkward ones, but for the most part faculty are constantly available to students whether in office hours, through email, or even through IM's or their home phone numbers. I have gone to Dunkin' Donuts with professors a number of times just to discuss how school is in general.
The project opportunities are a great way to go out and get some experience whether it's in Africa working on water treatment in local villages, in Washington D.C. working with the Smithsonian, in Australia working with the department of transportation (the list of projects and international locations goes on and on and on)
If you're interested in research it's something you can get involved with starting freshman year, just communicate your interests with a favorite faculty member.
It's an expensive school, but I've had great paid internships for the four months of summer and expect a pretty well paying job when I graduate.I could keep writting my pros of WPI for a while, so I think I'll stop here
|Dec 19 2007|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2009 |
| I've seen a lot of negative reviews here, mostly from people who did not finish. Yes, WPI's social atmosphere has a lot to be desired to other schools, but to be honest I think that helps its students. I went to Texas A&M for my masters degree and while the social aspect is much greater there, it also invites one to forget about their studies much more easily. I thought WPI was a great experience! Yes, it was very expensive, but I think I got a great education. I would not be an engineer today if I had not decided to go there. Definitely recommended. |
|Nov 20 2007|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2005 |