Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$10,586

$16,666

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
27%
500-599
48%
400-499
21%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
57%
400-499
18%
300-399
2%
30-36
9%
24-29
43%
18-23
43%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,145
Declined 751
Total Received 3,896
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Public

5,332

undergraduate students

872

graduate students

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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, approximately 45 miles west of Boston.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 6,204
Established in 1874
Coeducational Coeducational

Scholarships

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

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Worcester Regional Airport, Logan International Airport

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31.2%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • DC (Dance Company/Club)
  • SS (Student Senate)
  • TWA (Third World Alliance)
  • Eanuctus
  • SEC (Student Events Committee)

Top Events

  • Third World Alliance Multicultural Show
  • Student Events Committee Spring Week
  • Dance Company Showcase
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Campus Facts

  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • well-lit campus, limited access to campus at night

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
27%
500-599
48%
400-499
21%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
57%
400-499
18%
300-399
2%
30-36
9%
24-29
43%
18-23
43%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.37

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,145
Declined 751
Total Received 3,896

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
interview
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 7
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

94%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$2,566

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $970
Room & board $12,500
Additional fees $9,616
Books & supplies $1,368
Total $24,454
Average Financial Aid - $2,566
Total with Avg. Aid $21,888

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Ice hockey, Lacrosse

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Ice hockey, Lacrosse

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting and Business/Management
Acting
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
Biotechnology
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Chemistry, General
Child Care and Support Services Management
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Earth Science Teacher Education
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Science
Ethnic Studies
Family and Community Services
Finance, General
General Studies
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Geography
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
History, General
History, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International/Global Studies
Journalism, Other
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Marketing, Other
Materials Science
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Music, General
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Physical Sciences
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work, Other
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Urban Studies/Affairs
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Women's Studies
Writing, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

6,204

total students

96%

in-state

4%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

5,332
students

Female
62%
3,283

Male
38%
2,049

14%

872
students

Female
79%
685

Male
21%
187

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

76%

4,078
students

Female
62%
2,527

Male
38%
1,551

24%

1,254
students

Female
61%
756

Male
39%
498

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 79%
Student 4 year graduation rate 41%
Student 5 year graduation rate 14%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

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
13%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

490

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: May 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

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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