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Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Address: 100 Institute Rd, Worcester, MA 01609, USA

Description Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is a private research institution of the United States. Founded in 1865 in Worcester, was one of the first engineering and technological universities of the United States. Worcester Polytechnic Institute educates bachelor, master, postgraduate and doctor students.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute is famous worldwide for its individual, innovative educational program. The university is ranked 133 in the national ranking, and 633 in the international ranking. WPI is also known for its high-income graduates. 

Outstanding graduates and teachers

The educational institution is famous for a large list of outstanding graduates. Among them are a huge number of scientists who have contributed to the development of science and technology. Also on the list are famous politicians and creative personalities.

  • Elwood Haynes (chemist, inventor and assistant in the development of the automotive industry, participated in the creation of stainless steel);
  • Atwater Kent (founded the Atwater Kent Manufacturing Company, which was the world's leading producer of radio stations in the late 1920s);
  • John Woodman Higgins (was the founder of Worcester Pressed Steel and the Higgins Armory);
  • James Smith (was an engineer, entrepreneur, educator and businessman, co-founder and president of the National Radio Institute (NRI) in Washington);
  • Robert H. Goddard (father of rocket science);
  • Lawrence C. Jones (Vermont Attorney General);
  • William Stevens Lawton (was lieutenant general of the US Army);
  • Harold Stephen Black (revolutionized electronics by inventing a negative feedback amplifier in 1927);
  • Richard T. Whitcomb (was an aeronautical engineer responsible for the development of high-speed aircraft);
  • Robert Stamppel (was the inventor of the catalytic converter, as well as the former chairman and CEO of General Motors);
  • Paul Allair (was the previous CEO of Xerox);
  • Don Peterson (former CFO of Lucent Technologies, as well as founder, CEO and Chairman of Avaya);
  • David Gevirtz (CNN columnist, adviser on cyber-terrorism and leading presidential scholar).

Among the famous teachers are: David Adam (professor of biology), Kaveh Pahlavan (professor of electrical engineering), Umberto Mosco (taught mathematics), George Phyllis (physicist), Brian Moriarty and others.

Equipment Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

The Worcester Polytechnic Institute campus is geographically located in the city of Worcester. Near the building is a large Tudor style mansion. It was built in 1923 by graduate Aldus Chapin Higgins, who then bequeathed to his alma mater. This mansion and the surrounding English garden serve as a picturesque historical background for many alumni events, and is also the headquarters of the Alumni Department.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute supports 20 sports teams that are actively participating in competitions in New England. On campus there is a large library, dormitories, canteens, a sports complex and playgrounds.

The university is a member of the Association of Independent, Technological Universities, Colleges of Worcester Consortium, Sport affiliations: National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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