5,495
Students
Financial aid thermometer
14,842
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
76
76%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Worcester State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Worcester, MA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 486 Chandler Street
Administration Building
Worcester, MA  01602-2597
United States
Contact Email: admissions@worcester.edu
Phone: 508-929-8040
Fax: 508-929-8183

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Adult Health Nursing Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders Checkmark
Community Health Services Counseling Checkmark
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Occupational Therapy Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
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Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,747
Applied
2,860
Accepted
5,495
Enrolled
76%
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Female Admissions

2,412
Females Applied
1,821
Females Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,335
Males Applied
1,039
Males Accepted
78%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.3
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Required for some programs

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen May 1st January 2nd
Other early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 490 590
SAT Math 490 580
ACT Composite 20 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

970
In-state
7,050
Out-of-state
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Fees

9,191
Full-time student fees
12,262
Room & board
8,428
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

14,842
Avg. Financial Aid Package
16,144
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,082
Avg. Loan Aid
2,659
Avg. Grant Aid
5,116
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
80%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
40%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

5,495
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
4%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.33%
Black or African American 8.64%
White or Caucasian 66.22%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.26%
Asian 4.53%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.04%
Two or more races 2.86%
Other 4.27%

Gender

Male (41.18%)
Female (58.82%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 30%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Multicultural Festival, Homecoming and SGA Auction to Benefit the Homeless

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Senate, SEC (Student Events Committee), TWA (Third World Alliance), WSCW (radio station) and Dance Company/Club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
well-lit campus, limited access to campus at night

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Division 3 No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Tennis No No No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball No Division 3 No

Faculty

441
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 211
Part-time - 230
Male - 193
Female - 248