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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 University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Football
Address
486 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01602
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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
71%
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
$15,603/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,298/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,581/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,837/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,795/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,892/ year
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Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,033Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Self sufficient
    80%
  • Basic/Average
    10%
  • Juberant
    5%
  • Poor
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Community
    39%
  • Commuter school.
    30%
  • Fulfilling
    13%
  • Boring
    9%
  • High School
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
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 has been great so far. The various departments and professors are super helpful and I've always gotten prompt repsonses from them when there's an issue. They really want to see young adults going to school and are super helpful about keeping you on track. The campus is easy to navigate and the classes are pretty cool. I would definitely recommend to someone who wanted a cheap, well-rounded school!
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Big enough to do great things and small enough for everyone to be involved. Terrific athletic teams on which to play and for which to root. First class student government learning how to implement solutions-based action and involvement of all sectors. Great to see all the recent improvements to the campus facilities and the connection and celebration of the history of the university representing the Heart of the Commonwealth and all New England!
WSU is among the best selections of all state-wide colleges in Worcester county and commonwealth. In participating so, WSU provides separate buildings for different subjects across majors, such as the Ghosh and Science Tech Building for labs, the Sullivan Building for lectures, and the LRC for Criminal Justice. What I would like to see is have the WRTA bus run routes to the college on weekends and have the Worcester Consortium back running, if both are possible due to limited gasoline cost and resource. Other than transportation amends, teaching and learning coincide with one another greatly on this campus!