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Massachusetts, United States
Est. 1865Ranked among top 100 universities in US
Established in the year 1865, the Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a private research university which focuses mainly its study mainly in the instruction and research of technical arts and applied sciences. As on date, this university has a total of 14 departments or disciplines offering more than 50 undergraduate, graduate as well as doctoral courses to its students in the field of science, technology, engineering, management, biotechnology, fuel cells, information security, nanotechnology, materials processing, social sciences etc. The Worcester Polytechnic Institute was among the United States of America’s first engineering and technology universities.
*Average tuition fee is only an indicator of the estimate annual cost for Engineering courses at WPI. Course specific tuition fee may vary and it's best to refer to the university's [official website]. An estimate of the average tuition fee at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Indian Rupees is INR 35,99,000 as of 21 Oct 2019.
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute sits in the city of Worcester in New England. This university neither has any gates nor is interrupted by any city roads. The Worcester Polytechnic Institute which is situated in Boynton Hill has a lively neighborhood consisting of a bevy of restaurants and stores on Highland Street.
The main campus of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute is privately owned and is away from the city. This campus is well endowed with all necessary infrastructures which are required for the purpose of research and development.
The campus consists of a laboratory for electromagnetic research which was known as “the Skull Tomb”. This was built entirely without the use of any ferrous metals. The Boynton building as well as Washburn building are the places which house majority of the classroom along with some laboratories. Besides this, the Worcester Polytechnic Institute also has one of the thirty five civilian research nuclear reactors which have been licensed to operate in the United States. The Higgins laboratory is another important laboratory which this university boasts about.
For providing additional convenience to students who are desirous of staying off campus, Worcester Polytechnic Institute has launched an online portal by the name ‘jumpoffcampus’ which acts as link between the landlords who are desirous of keeping tenants and students who are keen on staying in an off campus accommodation. Although the university does not take any guarantee of such private lease contracts, nevertheless it ensures that apartment listings of only genuine landlords are kept on their portal. The cost of such accommodation differs depending on if you want an apartment or a studio apartment. Normally, however, the cost of such accommodations is around $600 for a fairly decent apartment.
The city of Worcester in Massachusetts has a humid continental climate which is characterized by frequent weather changes due to the convergence of the cool and dry air from the north, warm and humid winds from the southwest along with the influence of Atlantic Ocean to the east. Hence, this region experiences warm and humid summer with July being the hottest month and the temperature rising up to 22 degrees Celsius and cold, windy and snowy winters with January having the lowest temperature of almost -4.4 degrees Celsius. This city also experiences snowfall between the months of November and early April.
All the faculty members of Worcester Polytechnic Institute are not just academically brilliant but have also achieved various awards and titles in their respective fields of specialization:
As an extension to providing its students with financial aid, the students of Worcester Polytechnic Institute are also offered the opportunity of becoming Teaching as well as Research Assistants. These opportunities are awarded to students on competitive basis. While teaching assistants are given an opportunity to conduct lectures, grading papers etc, research assistants are given an opportunity to help in some sponsored research projects. Such research work could be given by government agencies or private organizations or even by some industrial firms. Both teaching as well as research assistants is entitled to tuition fee support along with a stipend which takes care of their living expenses.
The career centre does its bit to place the students majorly in areas of engineering, operations, IT and research. The emphasis is pretty much in the same order. Some of the known companies that have absorbed talent from the university include EMC, Raytheon, BAE Systems, and Pratt & Whitney. According to Princeton Review (2016) the university has earned 10th rank in the arena for career placements. Even companies like Facebook and Jhonson & Jhonson have recently made their debut on their campus during the career fair. The students here seem to be in good demand for both internship and final placements.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is proud to be the alma mater to some of the distinguished scholars. Some of the notable alumni of this university are:
The students of Worcester Polytechnic Institute more than often find the classroom teaching to be quite interesting and engaging. Most students are known to find the professors approachable and helpful . You could experience time crunch due to their hectic course schedules. So be prepared for that. But all in all the students seem to be reasonably happy with the university with no major negative review. The students here seem to be in high demand in the engineering and IT sectors. A great place to improve your employability score!
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