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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.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||N/A|
|SAT Math 25th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 25th||N/A|
|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|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||N/A|
|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|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
64% of Worcester Polytechnic Institute freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||21%||23%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Worcester Polytechnic Institute is $65.
What are the requirements for admission to Worcester Polytechnic Institute and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
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.