just completed my first semester at WPI. I really like
the 7 weeks terms. It prevents burn out and makes
studying for finals so much easier. The professors are really
friendly and helpful and genuinely seem interested in you as
The student body is much geekier than I
expected though, especially the guys. The girls aren't that bad.
The girls are more down to earth than at other
schools. Everyone is quite comfortable just grabbing on a jeans
and sweatshirt instead of spending hours on their hair and
makeup. I think the student body on a whole is
quite friendly and approachable.
The campus is beautiful and well
kept. The dining hall offers a great variety of foods.
Their desserts are especially good. Their cookies are to die
Now on to the negatives... WPI students definitely lack
school spirit. Homecoming was lame. I've attended 2 of the
girls' soccer games and there was a grand total of
10 specatators at each game. I play a ton of
sports and I find it disappointing how uninterested the student
body is in sports and other school events.
not much to do on campus on weeknights except go
to club meetings,maybe an occasional comedy show. Theres a gaming
night almost every Saturday. The surrounding area is pretty boring.
Most ppl just stay on campus. There are no malls
near by which is quite inconvenient for freshmen since we
are not allowed to bring our cars.
But overall I
like WPI. You can have a good time here if
u make the right friends. You definitely don't have to
be a greek in order to have a social life.
And if u do happen to come to WPI come
check out the women's rugby team :)