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Undergrad Profile

Worcester State University is one of nine publicly supported state universities in Massachusetts offering high-quality, affordable undergraduate and graduate academic programs. 

We are dedicated to promoting lifelong intellectual growth, global awareness, and career opportunities for our students in the traditional liberal arts and sciences, teacher education, biomedical sciences, business, and health professions. Our graduates are prepared to take on the real-world challenges with portfolios that include critical thinking, teamwork, problem solving, communication, technology, and global awareness.

Challenging academics for a changing world
Worcester State University opens up a world of opportunity for active and engaged students. With nationally recognized programs, outstanding facilities, and an esteemed, dedicated faculty, we combine classroom and career preparation to give our graduates a powerful, real-world advantage.

While class sizes are kept small, learning extends into the community and beyond through internships, research projects, community collaboration, and other hands-on experiences integrated into every academic program. Our students learn by doing. They become the creative problem solvers and critical thinkers our world needs. 

Life at Worcester State University
Life on the Worcester State University campus is a perfect blend of community, culture, academics—and fun. Whether you are a resident student or a commuter student, you’ll have many opportunities to make friends, learn new skills, and discover new interests. With more than 40 clubs and organizations, you’ll gain leadership skills and make lifelong friendships. 

Find your home away from home
As a resident student at Worcester State University, you will be guaranteed campus housing for up to three years in our award-winning residence halls. We are committed to providing you with an inclusive living-learning environment that supports your academic and personal aspirations. Consider being part of a living-learning community—an organized living arrangement for students sharing similar interests, backgrounds, and career goals.

Work hard, play hard
Athletics are about more than just playing sports; they are about learning teamwork, building confidence, and understanding competitive strategy. Our student-athletes strive to be high achievers—on the field, in the classroom, and in the community at large. Worcester State has nine men’s and 10 women’s NCAA Division III varsity teams and competes in the MASCAC, Little East, and ECAC conferences. 

Creating career pathways
Worcester State University is committed to providing the best-educated workforce and citizenry in the nation. From internships, research, clinicals, and practicums to community service learning and global opportunities, we provide invaluable hands-on experience that gives our students a competitive edge in the workplace after graduation. 





58-acre campus nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester, Massachusetts—the second-largest city in New England—home to 13 colleges and situated 40 miles west of Boston


Student Population
• 6,306 total 

• 5,514 full- and part-time undergraduate students

• 792 full- and part-time graduate students

• 60% female, 40% male (undergraduates)


• 62 undergraduate majors and minors (BS, BA, BSN degrees)

• 31 master’s degrees, post-baccalaureate, and advanced graduate study certificates (MS, MA, MSN, MEd, CAGS degrees)

• 80 study abroad programs


Student-faculty ratio


423 full- and part-time faculty; 165 full-time faculty with a PhD or terminal degree


• NCAA Division III varsity sports; 19 teams (nine men’s, 10 women’s)

• MASCAC, Little East, GNAC, and ECAC conferences

• Intramural sports: intracampus competition in 10 sports 


Financial Aid
4,304 students receiving financial aid; $10,055 average award



• Advertising and Public Relations

• Accounting

• Arabic

• Art*

• Big Data Analytics

• Biochemistry

• Bioinformatics

• Biology*+

• Biotechnology+

• Business Administration*+

• Chemistry*

• Communication*

• Communication Education*

• Communication Sciences and Disorders*

• Computer Science*

• Criminal Justice*

• Developmental Disabilities Psychology*

• Developmental Processes Psychology

• Early Childhood Education

• Early Education and Care

• Earth Science Education (Middle/Secondary)

• Earth Systems Science

• Economics*

• Elementary Education

• Elementary Education Mathematics

• English*

• Entrepreneurial Studies

• Environmental Science

• Environmental Studies

• Ethnic Studies

• Finance

• Financial Mathematics*

• Foreign Service

• French*

• General Science Education (Middle)

• Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

• Geography*

• Gerontology

• Global Studies*

• Green Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry

• Health Education*

• Health Fitness*

• History*

• Industrial/Organizational Psychology

• Information Technology*

• Intergenerational Studies and Community Service*

• International Business

• Journalism

• Liberal Studies

• Management

• Marketing

• Material Science and Inorganic Chemistry

• Mathematics

• Media Production: Broadcast Media

• Media Production: Print Media

• Media Theory

• Mental Health Services

• Middle East Studies*

• Middle School Education*

• Middle School Mathematics*

• Music*

• Nuclear Medicine Technology

• Nursing+

• Occupational Therapy+

• Philosophy*

• Philosophy and Law*

• Physical Geography

• Physics*

• Political Science*

• Pre-dental*

• Pre-law*

• Pre-MBA Concentration

• Pre-medical*

• Pre-pharmacy*

• Pre-veterinary*

• Psychobiology*

• Psychology*

• Public Administration and Planning

• Public Communication

• Public Health*

• Public Health/Pre-nursing

• Public Health and Social Justice*

• Public History

• Secondary Education Mathematics

• Secondary School Education*

• Social Work and Social Policy

• Sociology*

• Software Development

• Spanish*

• Spanish Education

• Spanish for Professions

• Sports Coaching*

• Statistics and Modeling

• Theatre*

• Traditional Mathematics*

• Urban Studies*+

• Visual and Performing Arts

• Web Development*

• Women’s Studies*

• Writing*


Boldface: Majors offered

* Minors offered
+ 4-Plus Programs