WPI Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into WPI? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 4,938 out of 10,172 applicants or 49% were admitted making WPI a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Worcester Polytechnic Institute typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,586 7,586 10,172
Accepted 1,514 3,424 4,938
Acceptance Rate 59% 45% 49%
Enrolled 365 728 1,093
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 21% 22%


Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Worcester Polytechnic Institute was 3.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to WPI will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 76% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 5% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 3% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Worcester Polytechnic Institute and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Neither required nor recommended
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168421 IPEDS survey data for Worcester Polytechnic Institute.