Tuition & Fees

$10,161

$16,241

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
20%
500-599
54%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
56%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
34%
400-499
48%
300-399
11%
200-299
0
30-36
2%
24-29
27%
18-23
48%
12-17
19%
6-11
4%
30-36
2%
24-29
29%
18-23
52%
12-17
17%
30-36
42%
24-29
48%
18-23
10%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,860
Declined + 887
Total Received 3,747
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Public

5,495

undergraduate students

939

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 3524
ACT 1914

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Location

School Facts

Worcester State University, founded in 1874, is a public university. Its 58-acre campus is located on the west side of Worcester, 45 miles west of Boston.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 6,434
Established in 1874
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Worcester, MA

58-acre campus in Worcester (population: 185,677), 45 miles from Boston. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Boston. Colleges of Worcester Consortium operates transportation between campuses. Public transportation serves campus.

Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01062-2597

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
59%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
20%
500-599
54%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
56%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
34%
400-499
48%
300-399
11%
200-299
0
30-36
2%
24-29
27%
18-23
48%
12-17
19%
6-11
4%
30-36
2%
24-29
29%
18-23
52%
12-17
17%
30-36
42%
24-29
48%
18-23
10%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
May 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,860
Declined + 887
Total Received 3,747

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Joseph DiCarlo
Director of Admissions
P: 508 929-8040
F: 508 929-8183
admissions@worcester.edu

Financial Aid

80%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,842

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $970
Room $8,428
Board $3,834
Additional fees $9,191
Books & supplies $984
Total $23,407
Average Financial Aid - $14,842
Total with Avg. Aid $8,565

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,513,436
State $2,563,170
Institutional $1,468,495
Other external
Total $10,545,101

Non-need-based

Federal
State $397,869
Institutional $1,181,543
Other external $673,891
Total $2,253,303

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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
May 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 508 929-8056
F: 508 929-8194

Financial Aid Officer

Jayne McGinn
Director of Financial Aid
jmcginn@worcester.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Cheerleading, Dance Company, Dance Team, Dodgeball, Equestrian Sports, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer (indoor/outdoor), Softball, Step Team, Tae Kwon Do, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Michael Mudd (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Karen Tessmer (women's)
Associate Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
ECAC, Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, ECAC Hockey, New England Football Conference, New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance
Mascot
Lancers
School colors
reflex blue and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art
Biology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
ESL
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education/General
Education/Reading
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Science
Geography
Health Care Administration
Health Education
History
Liberal Studies
Management
Mathematics
Middle School Education
Moderate Disabilities
Music
Nonprofit Management
Nursing
Nursing/Community Health
Nursing/L.P.N. to B.S.N.
Nursing/Nurse Educator
Nursing/R.N. to B.S.N.
Occupational Studies
Occupational Therapy
Psychology
Public Health
School Leadership/Administration
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish
Speech-Language Pathology
Theatre
Urban Studies
Visual/Performing Arts
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

6,434

total students

96%

in-state

4%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

5,495
students

Female
59%
3,232

Male
41%
2,263

15%

939
students

Female
76%
711

Male
24%
228

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

75%

4,153
students

Female
59%
2,431

Male
41%
1,722

25%

1,342
students

Female
60%
801

Male
40%
541

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

82%

Transfer applicants accepted

65%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 27
Countries most often represented China
India
Kenya
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kirshner Donis
Associate Director of Admissions
508 929-8041
kirshner.donis@worcester.edu

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