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Worcester, Massachusetts

WPI Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
48.5%
Admission Difficulty for Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into WPI and can I get accepted? The school has a 48% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,009 out of 10,331 applicants were admitted making WPI a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Worcester Polytechnic Institute typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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WPI SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Worcester Polytechnic Institute
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Worcester Polytechnic Institute
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A

WPI ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for Worcester Polytechnic Institute
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Worcester Polytechnic Institute
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.9
Typical High School Grades
A-

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. The school ranks #8 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. 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's for admitted Worcester Polytechnic Institute students
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 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

64% of Worcester Polytechnic Institute freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Worcester Polytechnic Institute students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 64%
Top 25% of class 91%
Top 50% of class 99%
Bottom 50% of class 1%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Worcester Polytechnic Institute admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,631 7,700 10,331
Accepted 1,694 3,315 5,009
Acceptance Rate 64% 43% 48%
Enrolled 487 637 1,124
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 19% 22%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
106

Applicants have 106 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to WPI before the Feb 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24

Admission Requirements

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

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Admission Requirements
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

High School Credits Accepted at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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.