Edward J. Connor '92

Dean of Admissions

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Top Colleges for Getting Rich

Check out yesterday's Forbes.com article entitled "Top Colleges for Getting Rich".

WPI was ranked #9 in the country!! While the college experience is about so much more, the article and rankings demonstrate that WPI is a great investment for one's future. The article doesn't actually focus on starting salaries for graduates, but instead looks at earning potential later in life. The rankings are based on the pay of alumni with 10 to 20 years work experience.

WPI alumni (in the 10 to 20 year bracket) came in with a median salary of $114,000 to earn us the #9 ranking on the list.

Best of luck in LA Manny....

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Life Sciences and Robotics Engineering

We kicked off our Academic Visit Days with a bang today. Over 100 visitors came to campus to hear from professors in the life sciences and robotics engineering.

Robotics engineering you say? Yes, last year we introduced the first bachelor degree program in the nation in robotics engineering. We are expecting approximately 30 students in our incoming class to join the program next month.

Want to learn more? Check out an interview with the Director of the program, Professor Michael Gennert.

Want to learn more about the life sciences and other academic offerings? Head to one of our academic visit days over the next couple of weeks.