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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Men
Women
# Applicants
6,425
2,153
# Admitted
3,063
1,362
% Admitted
47.7%
63.3%
% Overall
51.6%

Students who got into WPI:

Tips mention: Interview (6), ACT/SAT (13), Grades (8), Sports/Extracurriculars (9), College Essay (3)
Solid test scores, or the flex pathJun 25 2015Biology
Solid test scores, or the flex path.
Stay involved in high school.
Don't be afraid to tell admissions what you're weirdly passionate about. If you like to build odd stuff, tell them about it!
Female
If you are looking at going to this school,Mar 09 2015Mechanical Engineering
If you are looking at going to this school, I can tell you don't. But if you are up for the challenge, please remember these 3 simple rules. The 3 rules are something that I have come up with over my 4 years here at this school. The helped me be the student that I am, and they helped me land a job right after I graduate.

1. Do your homework the day it is assigned.
Even if you haven't covered it in lecture still attempt it. This is because you can do what you know, it allows you to ask questions in lecture, and it lets you know what to look out for in lecture.

2. Worry about you and and yourself only.
Do not rely on other people at this school for anything. They will forget or just not do it. If you need something, DO IT YOURSELF. If you do it yourself, it will help you build character, and you can learn much more than you thought.

3. Build a personal relationship with your Professors.
Always go to your professors office hours. Ask questions about homework, lecture, etc. Professors love that here. It shows that you are intersested in learning. However, do not ask things that are repeated from lecture, ask for understanding. Also if you build this relationship it can open up the door way for a job on campus under that professor, and you can suck money back from this school.

If you follow these rules, you can surive this school. It will be tough, but you can.
Male

The application was pretty standardFeb 16 2015Chemical Engineering
The application was pretty standard. If you aren't actually qualified, join a sports team and they will probably let you in anyway.
ACT: 33 Female
I took 5 AP courses, 4 in my seniorNov 24 2014Mechanical Engineering
I took 5 AP courses, 4 in my senior year (got 3 and 4's on the exam). I would say was a B+ student in high school, I was accepted off the wait list with a good scholarship.
ACT: 28 Male
A strong background in science and mathematics is essentialJul 24 2014Physics
A strong background in science and mathematics is essential for gaining admittance to WPI and succeeding once you are here. All students must complete math through at least pre-calculus prior to coming, though many students have completed 1-2 years of calculus as well. If you've completed any kind of science/engineering projects feel free to document them on your application. WPI loves to see students who have applied their STEM skills while in high school. Also, I would highly recommend completely an interview, though they are not mandatory.
ACT: 29 SAT: 1940 Female
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