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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. 

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 grad-uates a powerful, real-world advantage.

Supporting your success
Worcester State University provides exceptional resources for all students who are ready to challenge and advance themselves academically. We believe that academic support like tutoring, computer labs, advising, accessibility services, and an honors program are vital to our students’ achievements. Many students rely on our library for online and print scholarly resources and a place to
study and collaborate.

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 residential or commuter student, you’ll have many opportunities to make friends, learn new skills, and discover new interests. With more than 35 clubs and organizations, you’ll gain leadership skills and make lifelong friendships. 

Find your home away from home
Worcester State University provides on-campus housing to approximately 1,600 students and guarantees housing for four years in our award-winning residence halls. We are committed to providing an inclusive living-learning environment. Our residence hall staff run the First-Year Residential Experience Program to help new students with personal, academic, and social transitions. All residential students participate in a variety of fun programs such as late-night activities every Thursday.

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 nine colleges and situated 40 miles west of Boston


Student Population
• 6,471 total 

• 5,381 full- and part-time undergraduate students

• 1,090 full- and part-time graduate students

• 59% female, 41% male (undergraduates)


• 60 undergraduate majors and minors (BA, BS degrees)

• 29 master’s degrees, post-baccalaureate, and advanced graduate study certificates (EdS, MA, MEd, MS degrees)

• 80 study abroad programs


Student-faculty ratio


425 full- and part-time faculty; 162 full-time faculty with a PhD


• 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 nine sports 


Financial Aid
4,300 students receiving financial aid; $10,331 average award


• Bioinformatics
Business Administration*+
• Accounting
• Entrepreneurial Studies
• Finance
• International Business
• Management
• Marketing

• Biochemistry
• Green Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry
• Material Science and Inorganic Chemistry

• Advertising and Public Relations
• Media Production: Broadcast Media
• Media Production: Print Media
• Media Theory
• Public Communication

Communication Sciences and Disorders*
Computer Science*

• Big Data Analytics
• Software Development

Criminal Justice*
Early Childhood Education
Early Education and Care
Elementary Education
Elementary Education Mathematics

• Writing*
Environmental Science
• Earth Science Education (Middle/Secondary)
• Earth Systems Science
• General Science Education (Middle)
• Pre-MBA Concentration

• Environmental Studies
• Geographic Information Systems
• Physical Geography

Health Education*
• Health Fitness*
• Sports Coaching*

• Foreign Service
• Pre-law*
• Public History

Liberal Studies

• Traditional Mathematics*
• Secondary Education Mathematics
• Statistics and Modeling

Occupational Studies+

• Developmental Processes
• Mental Health Services

Public Health*

• Spanish Education
• Spanish for Professions

Urban Studies*+
• Gerontology
• Intergenerational Studies and Community Service
• Public Administration and Planning
• Social Work and Social Policy

Visual and Performing Arts
• Art*
• Music*
• Theatre*

Minors/Interdisciplinary   Concentrations
• Arabic
• Art*
• Bioinformatics
• Communication Education*
• Ethnic Studies
• French*
• Global Studies
• Information Technology*
• Journalism
• Middle East Studies*
• Middle School Education*
• Middle School Mathematics*
• Music*
• Philosophy*
• Philosophy and Law*
• Physics*
• Psychobiology*
• Political Science*
• Public Health and Social Justice*
• Secondary School Education*
• Theatre*
• Women’s Studies

Health-Related Programs
• Optometry ~
• Pharmacy ~
• Physician’s Assistant ~
• Physical Therapy ~
• Pre-dental ~
• Pre-medical ~
• Pre-veterinary ~
• Public Health/Pre-nursing ~

Boldface = majors offered
* Minors offered
+ 4-Plus Programs
~ MCPHS University affiliation