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Worcester Polytechnic Institute – Worcester, MA

Interactive Media and Game Development! Hottest major in the tech world! And WPI does it right! Not only that, but this is one of the very rare colleges or universities in the four thousand undergrad range with a quiet and pretty campus near a small city and reasonably close to a great city – Boston. In addition, WPI has a healthy social life (lots of frats and sororities), Division III sports, and a dining plan students actually like! Almost forty percent of the undergrad population is female, and they are a happy forty percent.

If you’ve begun to read this description, there is a pretty good chance that your interest is in the applied sciences, technology, or engineering. In addition to its highly publicized program in Interactive Media and Game Development, WPI offers the following: Biology and Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, a School of Business, Social Science and Policy Studies, and a strong program in Humanities and the Arts. All of these offered in a small technological university enrolling about four thousand undergraduates. Two significant pieces of data should distinguish WPI from a number of other engineering or technological programs. More than one third of the undergraduates at WPI are female; commonly tech programs attract a predominance of men. The greater distinguishing characteristic is that an uncommon number of instructors who teach at WPI are female.






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