Worcester Polytechnic Institute Academic Life

Summary

The student-faculty ratio at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is 14:1, and the school has 64.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Worcester Polytechnic Institute include: Mechanical Engineering; Electrical and Electronics Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering, General; and Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 95.3 percent.

Faculty & Classes

General education/core curriculum required No
Coursework required for graduation
Humanities
Mathematics
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social science
Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution

Majors

Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Mechanical Engineering 18%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 11%
Chemical Engineering 9%
Civil Engineering, General 9%
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 8%

Academic Programs & Offerings

Degrees offered Bachelor's, Post-bachelor's certificate, Master's, Post-master's certificate, Doctorate - research/scholarship
Combined-degree programs N/A
Student participation in special academic programs
First-year experiences N/A
Senior capstone or culminating academic experience N/A
Undergraduate research/creative projects N/A
Learning communities N/A
Institution is G.I. Bill certified Yes
Institution participates in Yellow Ribbon Program Yes
Institution is SOC Member No
Offers DANTES course(s) for credit No

Graduation & Retention

Average freshman retention rate 95%
4-year graduation rate 74%

* Academic Life details based on 2012 data


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