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Worcester State University
Worcester State University 486 Chandler St Worcester, MA 01602 Phone: (508) 929-8000
  • General Information
    About Worcester State University

    Worcester State University is a public institution of higher learning set on 58 acres in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts. We are dedicated to preparing students for personal success, rewarding careers, and effective citizenship in the 21st century. We offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the traditional liberal arts and sciences, teacher education, biomedical sciences, business, and the health professions. Recognized Excellence Worcester State University was named the “Best College in Worcester County” in Worcester Magazine’s Readers Poll five out of the past eight years. The Princeton Review also designated the University a 2007 “America’s Best Value College” and a “Best Northeastern College” from 2005-2011. Worcester State University is dedicated to offering high quality, affordable undergraduate and graduate academic programs and to promoting the lifelong intellectual growth, global awareness, and career opportunities of our students. To this end, we value teaching excellence rooted in scholarship and community service; cooperate with the business, social, and cultural resources of Worcester County; collaborate with other institutions of higher learning in the region; and develop new programs responsive to emerging community needs. Worcester State University is within an hour’s drive of all major population centers in New England. We invite you to contact us or stop by for a visit soon!


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Midsize
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 3,559
    Percent Admitted 59%
    Men Admitted 54%
    Women Admitted 62%
    Full Time Retention Rate 77%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 450 540
      Math 450 560
      Writing 450 540
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 18 23
      English 17 22
      Math 18 22
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 9,343
    Native American 37.0
    Asian 223.0
    African American 375.0
    Hispanic 373.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 3,627
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 175

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