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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
600
25th
500
75th
590
25th
500
75th
29
25th
16
75th
26
25th
17
75th
29
25th
21
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,277
Declined 767
Total Received 4,044
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Public

6,325

undergraduate students

2,369

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 8,694
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: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
58%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
600
25th
500
75th
590
25th
500
75th
29
25th
16
75th
26
25th
17
75th
29
25th
21

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 1
Application deadline (final deadline) May 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,277
Declined 767
Total Received 4,044

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program

Recommended

Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • 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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Financial Aid

77%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$4,371

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $970
Room $8,573
Board $3,995
Additional fees $9,616
Books & supplies $1,368
Total $24,522
Average Financial Aid - $4,371
Total with Avg. Aid $20,151

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,574,065
State $2,489,924
Institutional $1,544,722
Other external
Total $11,608,711

Non-need-based

Federal
State $364,281
Institutional $1,146,420
Other external $560,970
Total $2,071,671

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field outdoor
Track and field x country
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
ECAC, Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, ECAC Hockey, New England Football Conference, New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
Bioinformatics.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biotechnology.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Commerce, General.
Chemistry, General.
Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other.
Environmental Science.
General Studies.
Geography.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History, General.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Marketing, Other.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.
Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
Physical Sciences, General.
Psychology, General.
Reading Teacher Education.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
School Psychology.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Urban Studies/Affairs.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
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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
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

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

8,694

total students

95%

in-state

5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

73%

6,325
students

Female
61%
3,885

Male
39%
2,440

27%

2,369
students

Female
79%
1,882

Male
21%
487

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

64%

4,067
students

Female
62%
2,522

Male
38%
1,545

36%

2,258
students

Female
60%
1,363

Male
40%
895

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 19
Countries most often represented Albania
Congo
India
Rwanda
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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