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Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, which is named after its home city of Worcester, Massachusetts, was one of the first engineering and technology universities in the country, and remains a top option for students interested in these fields. The school supports student living through an excellent faculty and rare resources, such as one of the 35 civilian research nuclear reactors licensed to operate in the U.S. In addition, Worcester can enhance the lifestyle of a young researcher with its map of interesting restaurants, bars, student hangouts and museums that wind through its distinctly New England streets. The city is the second largest in the region, and offers a wide array of options for student housing near WPI.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, mostly related to the areas of biotechnology, fuel cells, information security, materials professing and nanotechnology. However, WPI offers more than 50 degree programs, including options in management, the social sciences, arts and humanities. About 60 percent of WPI students participate in the school’s Global Perspective Program, which puts them under the supervision of faculty at various worldwide project centers, as they address technical and practical problems in the engineering field. Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been tamed a top-tier university, and its graduates have placed in the top ten for median starting salary since 2008, according to PayScale.com.

Off campus housing near WPI benefits from the proximity to Salisbury Pond and Institute Park, which border the campus. A university apartment in this area can simplify the student lifestyle, putting students near the campus and the convenient shops, bars and restaurants along Highland Street.

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