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Chances of getting into Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
49.4%
Admission Difficulty for Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into WPI and can I get accepted? The school has a 49% acceptance rate ranking it #23 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,255 out of 10,645 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 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

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
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

WPI GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Worcester Polytechnic Institute?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into WPI. 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 Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Worcester Polytechnic Institute admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,927 7,718 10,645
Accepted 1,839 3,416 5,255
Acceptance Rate 63% 44% 49%
Enrolled 480 719 1,199
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 21% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Worcester Polytechnic Institute is $65.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Worcester Polytechnic Institute and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
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.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Worcester Polytechnic Institute?

49% of those who apply are granted admission to WPI. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.