Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is the third oldest private technological university in the United States. Worcester Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1865 by New England industrialists Ichabod Washburn, John Boynton, and their associates as America was witnessing massive industrial growth and technological innovation. The institute continues to advocate the educational philosophy of balancing theory with practice to this day.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers more than 50 graduate and undergraduate programs. The institute was ranked as one of the best colleges in the Northeast by the Princeton Review’s 2011 Best Colleges.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is located on an 80-acre hill-top campus in Worcester, Massachusetts and has a total enrollment of 3,700 students. The WPI campus features include Boynton Hall, Magnetic Laboratory, Salisbury Laboratories, Stratton Hall, Higgins House, Gordon Library, and the Stoddard Residence Center.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.