Worcester Polytechnic Institute Reviews

  • 6 Reviews
  • Worcester (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $50,530
60% of 6 students said this degree improved their career prospects
67% of 6 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 11/20/2019
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I was accepted into the Certificate Program, but I was told by their own staff and professors that I will likely not be accepted for a Graduate Program. I have a GPA of 4.0, but professors still say that they don't know me well enough to give me recommendations for the Graduate Program. One professor even said, "hey, I'm not even sure I would be accepted if I applied!" I feel unsupported, and demotivated thanks to lack of cooperation from professors who are fine with giving me A's for my hard work in class, but not helping me progress further. All in all, classes can be great with dedicated professors who know the content or incredibly disorganized. It is hit or miss. Additionally, the Cybersecurity program has some course requirements that are not relevant to the career. The professor for the Risk Management class himself told me, "I'm not sure how this will help your career as a CS analyst." Apparently, he is not aware that his class is a requirement for the CS program. Very encouraging. Additionally, the Software Design class is very interesting on its own, but I am yet to understand how it will be helpful to a CS analyst. That is 2 courses right there, out of a total of 6, who might not contribute to your advancement in the CS field. The school has potential. Let's hope the administration gets their act in order. If an online option is being offered, students should not be treated differently for choosing it."
  • Reviewed: 4/29/2018
  • Degree: Interactive Media Design
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Overall, WPI is an OK school. If you want to go here for IMGD, you are better off burning all of your money than going here as that would save you 4 years. This program is a mess. The classes don't teach what they need to, there aren't enough resources for the small number of students they have, and most of the professors act like children who have been given too much power. On multiple occasions I have heard professors s**t talking students to other students and bully students with mental disabilities. This program consistently made me uncomfortable and has been the worst time of my life."
  • Reviewed: 5/9/2016
  • Degree: Chemical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"The school's education is very high quality but is going down hill because of the limited amount of faculty in the department. The school needs to spend more to get more professors to teach, or students will not revive enough individual attention. The lab courses do not have the resources to accommodate the number of students who want to take them."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Chemical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Nice small school, looks good on a resume, easy access to professors, very active greek life"
Biochemical Engineer
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"WPI is one of the best investments you can make! The tuition may be expensive, but nearly all WPI graduates obtain jobs right after commencement and/or place in top graduate school programs. You'll have those loans paid back fairly quickly and engineering is a profession of high-demand."
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Excellent education, interesting culture, with a small and close knit community and campus"