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Class of 2014. 1294 SAT average 3.8 GPA Top 10% Rank in Class 381 with 4.0 GPAs 55 valedictorians 34 salutatorians 34% women 10% domestic students of color 35% students from outside of New England. Freshman to Sophomore Retention: up to 95 percent.

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class of 2014
Class of 2014
  • 1294 SAT average
  • 3.8 GPA
  • Top 10% Rank in Class
  • 381 with 4.0 GPAs
  • 55 valedictorians
  • 34 salutatorians
  • 34% women
  • 10% domestic students of color
  • 35% students from outside of New England

Freshman to Sophomore Retention: up to 95 percent

60 nations represented a sampling
60 nations represented: A sampling

Germany ▪ India ▪ Bangladesh▪ Sri Lanka ▪ Kazakhstan ▪ Turkey ▪Bulgaria Mauritius ▪ Korea ▪ Vietnam▪ Jamaica China ▪ Nepal ▪ Dominican Republic Pakistan ▪ Ecuador ▪ Panama ▪Switzerland ▪United Kingdom ▪ Venezuela ▪ Albania▪ Greece ▪ Japan Romania ▪ Brazil▪ Israel ▪ Nigeria ▪ United Arab Emirates ▪ Austria

admissions and enrollment trends
Admissions and Enrollment Trends


Applicants 6,650 6,285 5,705 5,698

Admitted students 3,930 3,986 3,803 3,739

Matriculated students 910 925 905 805


Total enrollment 3,537 3,391 3,075 2,981

Female enrollment 1,058 948 825 771

Male enrollment 2,479 2,443 2,250 2,210

Underrepresented minorities 304 284 282 226


Performing on the Court, in the Classroom

and for the Community

  • 18% of all students compete on a varsity team
  • Only Division III program in New England with the men’s and women’s basketball teams winning 20 games in each of the last two seasons
  • Overall team GPA is 3.24 for 645 student athletes
  • High level of community service involvement

Active and Involved Student Life

  • 40% of students participate in intramural sports
  • 21% in club activities
  • 56% increase in women’s participation in varsity athletics since 2007

Achievement that Matters

  • Aaron Champagne ‘11, a running back on the WPI football team:
  • Named an ESPN The Magazine “Academic All-American” for second consecutive season in November 2010
  • First football player to earn the prestigious Academic All-American honor in the 120 years the sport has been played at WPI
  • One of eight players on the team of 48 with a perfect 4.0 GPA 

Recent Rankings

  • WPI ranked top 10 in the nation for graduates with the highest starting median salary.
  • U.S. News & World Report:2011 “America’s Best Colleges” edition named WPI to its “Great Schools, Great Prices” list.
  • The Princeton Review: “2011 Best Colleges” named WPI one of the best colleges in the Northeast, and ranked WPI 20th among national colleges and universities for career services.
great problems seminars
Great Problems Seminars

Bob Corcoran (center), General Electric Foundation President and Chairman, at a recent Great Problems Seminars Presentation Day


Feed the World, Power the WorldMaking Our World, Heal the World

The Eric Hahn ’80 Family Foundation has continuously funded the First Year Seminars

off campus activity in 2010 2011
Off-Campus Activity in 2010-2011
  • 26 Project Centers
  • 547 Students
    • 423 IQP
    • 89 MQP
    • 10 HUA
    • 25 other
  • 30 Residential Advisors
  • 22 Center Directors

Biological imaging

  • Molecular sensor technology
  • Tissue regeneration and repair
  • Stem cell therapeutics
  • Biomaterial development
  • Neuroprosthetic devices
  • Bioprocess engineering
Biomedical engineering professor Marsha Rolle’s lab at WPI’s Life Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Center at Gateway Park

Passion with Purpose: Paul’s Robotics

Undergraduate Paul Ventimiglia, led his team, Paul’s Robotics, to a first-place, $500,000 victory at NASA’s 2009 Regolith (moon dust) Excavation Challenge. The second and third-place teams also featured WPI alumni.

Covered in The Boston Globe and ROBOT Magazine, and on NECN


BusinessWeek ranks WPI’s part-time MBA program No. 1 in the nation

  • "A+" rating for curriculum and teaching quality
  • stated that, “students laud the technology focus and use of experienced adjunct professors.”

Mark Rice joins WPI as inaugural Dean of Business

leadership and innovation mba
Leadership and Innovation MBA

In response to requests from our business students, alumni, and other professionals in the market who are looking for a flexible and comprehensive graduate business program, we created a blended learning MBA.

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Leadership and Innovation MBA

“Enterprises need leaders at all levels who have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to address the great challenges of our complex society—leaders who can deliver both operational excellence and innovation.”

—Mark Rice

Dean, WPI School of Business


Sustainable Solutions

East Hall: Gold LEED Certified

new deans
New Deans

Selçuk I. Güçeri, Bernard M. Gordon Dean of Engineering

Karen Kashmanian Oates, Peterson Family Dean of Arts and Sciences

Mark Rice,

Dean of Business

exceptional talent
Exceptional Talent

16 new educators and researchers added to WPI’s full-time faculty ranks for fall 2010

A record 23 new faculty added fall 2009

more than 70 new full-time faculty members added over the last five years


Achievement that Matters

  • Diran Apelian, Howmet Professor of Engineering and director of the WPI Metal Processing Institute
  • First WPI faculty member inducted into the National Academy of Engineering
  • 2010 National Materials Advancement Award from the Federation of Materials Societies
  • 2010 Robert Earll McConnell Award from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineering, one of the nation’s oldest engineering societies

Sustainable Solutions

Jeanine Plummer, director of WPI’s Environmental Engineering Program, is the inaugural Alena and David M. Schwaber ‘65 Professor of Environmental Engineering

achievement that matters
Achievement that Matters
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • WPI, with the Colorado School of Mines, establishes the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling—the first center of its kind in the nation
  • New technologies for maximizing the recovery and recycling of metals used in manufactured products and structures
  • Funded by National Science Foundation and corporate members, including Alcoa, and GE Global Research
  • University partners include Purdue and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
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Achievement that Matters
  • Educational Technology
  • Intelligent Tutoring System for improving mathematics education
  • Funded by National Science Foundation, federal Department of Education
  • Adopted for use in Worcester, Fitchburg, Leicester, and Shrewsbury Public School Systems
achievement that matters2
Achievement that Matters
  • Healthcare
  • Neuroprosthetics, integrated with the body and the brain
  • More rapid recovery and rehabilitation for military personnel who have lost limbs
  • WPI Center for Neuroprosthetics hosts national symposium each year
  • Funded by Military Amputee Research Program of the U.S. Army’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center
sponsored research proposals fy2004 fy2009
Sponsored Research ProposalsFY2004 – FY2009

Awards through Office of Sponsored Research (OSP) – Includes Federal agencies, appropriationsindustry contracts, some foundations.

financial trends
Financial Trends

Capital and Annual Fundraising

FY10 FY09FY08 FY07

Total Fundraising $19.6M $17.5M $25.3M $14.7M

Percentage of Alumni Giving 20.6% 16.1% 16.5% 16.9%