Faculty Advisor

Wilkes, John M.


It is essential for universities to maintain student populations that work well together socially and academically. Ensuring such a population while seeking social diversity through affirmative action is challenging; however, an admission recruitment plan based partly on MBTI personality types could help reconcile these two competing goals. Using MBTI data regarding the student population of WPI obtained through previous studies, I devised a plan to recruit minority students who would be unusually likely to succeed or fit in at WPI.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies