C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Worcester State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Football Conference
Address
486 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01602

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Scores Range
890-1100
ACT Scores Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Worcester State University

Cost

Net Price
$13,454/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,649/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,831/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,511/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,002/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,252/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,157Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Self sufficient
    89%
  • Juberant
    6%
  • Poor
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.28 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Community
    38%
  • Commuter school.
    33%
  • Fulfilling
    14%
  • High School
    10%
  • Boring
    5%

After Worcester State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses

Worcester State University Reviews

469 reviews
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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!
Review Worcester State University
Worcester State University offers a diverse community in a residential area of Worcester Massachusetts. They have recently upgraded and built many new facilities. The latest being the Health and Wellness Center. It is a state of the art facility used by all students not just student athletes. Two new residence halls have been constructed within the last 7 years. Dowden Hall, the freshmen dormitory has been renovated in the last three years. Athletics are incorporated well into the student body. It's nice to go to a game and cheer on our Lancers with your friends. WSU offers many different majors and minors. Faculty to student ratio is low enough so that you're not just a number sitting in big lecture halls. Most faculty have worked professionally in their chosen field and are eager to share their professional experiences with students. Faculty are very approachable, for whatever reason. It's not uncommon to see faculty members eating lunch with students.
This is my second time attending Worcester State University. I previously went here in 2002, and enjoyed my time, and once I returned last year I found the school to be just as wonderful as I remembered. They have up to date technology and the teaching staff have all been very passionate and well educated in their disciplines. I truly am glad I returned here!