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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Worcester State is a public university located in Worcester, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,164 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Worcester State acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 57% of students, Worcester State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,900.
486 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01602
About Worcester State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Football

Worcester State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

WSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
910-1110
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$15,458/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,303/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    28%
  • On Campus
    68%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,164Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,216
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Self sufficient
    75%
  • Basic/Average
    13%
  • Juberant
    4%
  • Poor
    4%
  • Wishes they never chose worcester state
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.34 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
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  • Commuter school.
    37%
  • Community
    33%
  • Fulfilling
    11%
  • Boring
    7%
  • High School
    7%
  • Terrible
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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Worcester State University is an overall fantastic state school in which my family and I highly recommend! I chose Worcester State for numerous reasons; however, my older brothers attended WSU and I was the last one of the family to attend college. Worcester State was very persistent for me to attend and the location, the diversity, the professors, education, the price, and much more ultimately aided in my decision to choose Worcester State University. Currently, I am a Junior at WSU, a Biology major, and on the Pre-Med track. In my opinion and one of my first college professors told me is that, college is all about trying new things and getting out of your comfort zone. Therefore, try new things, such as playing a sport for WSU or an intramural sport, get involved leadership opportunities, on campus jobs, and so much more there's endless opportunities!I love Worcester State University and give it my highest recommendation possible!
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Horrible School! I transferred out after a year and a half. The only good academic programs are nursing and natural sciences, the rest have very limited resources and are practically ignored by the school. Very few clubs, the most present ones are either exclusive or awkward/racist. Food will make you sick. Living on campus was boring, parties were few and far between and VERY cliquey. I cannot stress enough how cliquey WSU is, good luck making friends with people of a different race/sexual orientation/general hobbies as people will be plain out rude to you if you're different from their clique.
What I like most about Worcester State University is how good their occupational program is. The classes that you take are very relevant. In order insure that you have a good experience, you must do research on potential teachers you could have. In addition, you should try to branch towards different. It is good to talk to as many people as you can to find who your friends are. As long as you find your friends, you will have the best experience of your life! Worcester State is also surrounded by many types of restaurants. It is great for trying new foods! While some say the dining hall at Worcester State isn't great, I think that if take a full look around you should be able to find good food (as long as you are not vegan or vegetarian). Overall, my experience at Worcester State is going great!