Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Rankings

Founded in 1865, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is a leading private university located in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.

Notable WPI alumni include: Robert Stempel (inventor of the catalytic converter and former Chairman and CEO of General Motors), Paul Allaire (previous CEO of Xerox), Henry Davis (the first chairman of NBC, graduated in 1880), John Woodman Higgins (founder of Worcester Pressed Steel Company and of the Higgins Armory Museum), Patrick T. Delahanty (one of the founders of Anime Boston),


- Worcester Polytechnic Institute is ranked 62nd among Tier 1 National Universities (US News 2012).

- BestCollegesOnline.com ranked WPI 9th in the country among schools that do the best job of helping women succeed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

- WPI undergraduate major Interactive Media and Game Development (IMGD) is ranked 7th out of hundreds universities in Top Undergraduate Game Design Programs according to Princeton Review (2010).

- WPI's undergraduate program is ranked 68th out of all doctoral universities according to US News and World Report 2010.

- 57th in the US News ranking of Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (2008).

- A 2008 ranking compiled by Forbes.com recognizing the "Top Colleges for Getting Rich" rated WPI 9th in the nation.

- Ranked 1st in the Northeast and 9th in the nation for its part-time Master of Business Administration program by BusinessWeek in 2007. WPI's program also ranked 5th nationally in student satisfaction and 4th nationally in academic quality.

- It is one of the top 10 universities in the country that provide the greatest opportunity for women studying in business and management, according to the 2007 business school rankings from The Princeton Review.

- 7th nationally in 2007 among small research universities focusing on applied science in the 2005 Faculty Scholarly Productivity (FSP) Index, a study that compares academic programs at universities based on the scholarly output of their faculty.

- Listed on The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine's 2006 national "Publisher's Pick List" for providing significant academic opportunities for Hispanic students.

- Named the 22nd "Most Connected Campus" by The Princeton Review for 2006.

- WPI has scored high on the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System) Pilot Survey, for its academic, philosophical, and capital investments in becoming a "green" campus.

- It was named a Green Building of America Award winner by Construction Communications.