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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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Worcester State is a public university located in Worcester, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,033 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Worcester State acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 56% of students, Worcester State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,700.
About Worcester State University...
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
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 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 21 responses
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  • Self sufficient
    76%
  • Basic/Average
    10%
  • Juberant
    5%
  • Poor
    5%
  • Wishes they never chose worcester state
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Community
    38%
  • Commuter school.
    29%
  • Fulfilling
    13%
  • Boring
    8%
  • High School
    8%
  • Terrible
    4%

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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Overall my experience with WSU was average. It all depends on what you are looking for when deciding on a college. I wish I had looked more into the career preparation that WSU offers. The resources available to students are extremely limited. Job fairs consisted of employers such as Honey Farms and Express which were looking for part-time employees not graduates with a specific skill set. I was in the Business/Accounting program and most resources were limited. There are two business clubs on campus (Enactus & Business Club). That was pretty much it. As for events and conferences, there wasn't many pertaining to my field. A lot of these events pertained to Science majors. Before choosing WSU I would research your specific program and what is offered outside of your regular classroom environment.
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!