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Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

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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
Worcester, MA  01602-2597
United States
Contact Phone: 508-929-8000

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, And Computational Biology, Other Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting And Business/management Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business Administration, Management And Operations, Other Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Entrepreneurial And Small Business Operations, Other Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Marketing, Other Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication And Media Studies, Other Checkmark
Journalism, Other Checkmark
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Radio And Television Broadcasting Technology/technician Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Programming/programmer, General Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
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Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Writing, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Child Care And Support Services Management Checkmark
Family And Community Services Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Adult Health Nurse/nursing Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Community Health Services/liaison/counseling Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Mental And Social Health Services And Allied Professions, Other Checkmark
Occupational Therapy/therapist 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
Mathematics And Statistics, Other Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Environmental Chemistry Checkmark
Geological And Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other Checkmark
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Physical Sciences, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics, General Checkmark
Geographic Information Science And Cartography Checkmark
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Sociology, General Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,047
Applied
3,279
Accepted
4,958
Enrolled
81%
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Female Admissions

2,701
Females Applied
2,215
Females Accepted
82%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,346
Males Applied
1,064
Males Accepted
79%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.4
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 June 1st Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen June 1st Not reported Yes
Early decision plan Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan November 15th December 15th Yes
Transfer August 1st October 1st Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 553 470 580
SAT Math 547 480 580
ACT Composite 24 20 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

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

9,616
Full-time student fees
12,568
Room & board
8,573
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

15,665
Avg. Financial Aid Package
16,063
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
2,957
Avg. Loan Aid
2,406
Avg. Grant Aid
5,377
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
78.1%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
38%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,958
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
4%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.66%
Black or African American 8.3%
White or Caucasian 65.04%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.19%
Asian 5.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 3.38%
Other 3.18%

Gender

Male (38.56%)
Female (61.44%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 24%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Third World Alliance Multicultural Show, Student Events Committee Spring Week and Dance Company Showcase

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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

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. Rave Guardian personal safety app.

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 No 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 No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No 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

450
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 203
Part-time - 247
Male - 177
Female - 273
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