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Are there other colleges with an engineering focus like WPI?

So WPI has really caught my eye with their project-based curriculum and STEM focus. Can anyone recommend schools that have a similar approach to engineering and tech? Something with a hands-on learning environment and strong community feel would be awesome!

7 months ago

Absolutely, there are several schools known for their engineering programs with a strong emphasis on hands-on, project-based learning. Have a look at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). While these are highly selective, they are renowned for their STEM focus.

Another great option is Olin College of Engineering, which also emphasizes project-based learning and has a small, close-knit community. Harvey Mudd College, part of the Claremont Colleges, offers a strong engineering program with liberal arts elements, fostering a well-rounded approach to tech education. Lastly, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) offers a research-oriented and innovation-driven environment that aligns with WPI's model.

Do keep in mind, while these institutions have similarities with WPI, they each have unique qualities, campus cultures, and admissions expectations. Be sure to visit, if possible, and connect with current students to get a true feel for each school!

7 months ago

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