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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 4,153 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Worcester State acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 55% of students, Worcester State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,900.
About Worcester State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Football
Address
486 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01602

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
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

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Cost

Net Price
$15,256/ 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
$5,537/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,153Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,342
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Self sufficient
    77%
  • Basic/Average
    9%
  • Juberant
    5%
  • Poor
    5%
  • Wishes they never chose worcester state
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.32 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Community
    36%
  • Commuter school.
    32%
  • Fulfilling
    12%
  • Boring
    8%
  • High School
    8%
  • Terrible
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
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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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.
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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!
I took a dual-enrollment class on Sociology and it was my first class at a college. My teacher was very laid back and he introduced us into the world of the statistics and real world experiences that was taught at Worcester State. It was very mind opening as the class progressed through the year. The most important lesson that I received through this class is that life and the real world is actually very cruel. What I mean by that is that it is absurd, ranging from two headed frogs that mutated from polluted waters to kids being forced to mine for gold in order for their family to survive. I am very grateful for the experience that I received and now I am even more blessed to know that such things around the world are going on that I can choose to continue my path of pre-health or pre-occupational therapy because I wish to contribute to this world and be a part of making it a better place.