About Worcester State University

Founded in 1874, Worcester State University. is a Public college. Located in Massachusetts, which is a city setting in Massachusetts, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 5,381 full time undergraduate students, and 1,090 full time graduate students.

The Worcester State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 204 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Worcester State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate70%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range910-1110
ACT Range21-26

Admissions at WSC are considered Selective, with ,9% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 20 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Worcester State University.

5%
“We”re apathetic”
43%
“We know about current events and vote”
48%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
14%
“We save it for the classroom”
32%
“Sometimes, but not often”
45%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
9%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
29%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
30%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
40%
“We bought the gear”
30%
“We live for the big game”
24%
“It”s not really our thing”
29%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
48%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
10%
“Haven”t met them”
10%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
30%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
19%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
14%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
14%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
14%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
43%
“We only party on weekends”
29%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
24%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
48%
“There might be people who do”
24%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
5%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
5%
“We”re apathetic”
43%
“We know about current events and vote”
48%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
14%
“We save it for the classroom”
32%
“Sometimes, but not often”
45%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
9%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
29%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
30%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
40%
“We bought the gear”
30%
“We live for the big game”
24%
“It”s not really our thing”
29%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
48%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
10%
“Haven”t met them”
10%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
30%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
19%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
14%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
14%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
14%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
43%
“We only party on weekends”
29%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
24%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
48%
“There might be people who do”
24%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
5%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Worcester State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    37 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    29 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    48 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    49 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    49 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    49 Students rated school activities 3.3 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    49 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    49 Students rated academics 4 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Worcester State University?

25 Students rated Worcester State University

Kristin

I wish it was more of a residential campus. I don't feel like it offers much for residents & has unhealthy foods.

Dianna

Worcester State University, overall, cares about their students and academic success, however, I feel that there is a lack of student activity and lack of diversity within the student population. Diversity plays an important role to college life therefore it brings down my rating of the school. Aside from the social aspect, the academics can also use more rigor. Many professors really care about the success of their students but there should be more choices for students on areas of study (it is very limited).

Rachel

It's definitely a great place to earn your initial degree. Tons of resources, tons of acitivities, but also a great school for those who don't want any involvement and are just there to learn and go home.It's the only school I'll apply to in the area after going for a few semesters, so they're doing something right!

Frantz

I got accepted not to long ago and currently going through the process of getting my classes and dorm info. I visited the school a few weeks ago, seems like a nice campus and all. People and faculty members seem pretty nice as well. I'm a transfer student, so I will be coming in as a junior and hope Worcester State is a great experience.

Worcester State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Worcester State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Worcester State University is 70%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If i could go back in time i would apply sooner and think more about trying to get scholarships because scholarships are an important thing to save yourself some cash.

    Read all  33 answers
  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I would consider the parking available to be the worst thing about my school. A lot of students and even faculty are late to class because there is not enough parking for everyone. I dont think the school caters enough to the needs of the students and faculty in terms of parking. I do have hopes that they will be able to fix this problems in the near future.

    Read all  16 answers
  4. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Person who would like a school where they liked their high school. This person likes to see the same people every single day of the week and likes to interact with the same people all the time. This person would also like a small tight campus with everything less than a 1/4 mile away.

    Read all  10 answers
  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Small and not diverse as much as it could be.

    Read all  7 answers
  6. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    It is a small school thats not over crowded and close by my home.

    Read all  6 answers
  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    its location and advanced technology

    Read all  4 answers
  8. What's unique about your campus?

    I love how its a 4 year college but its a big commuter school

    Read all  4 answers
  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The type of person that should attend this school is one that is looking to go to a smaller school. You will not have to walk a mile to get to class and you will be surrounded by good people. Being in Worcester, there is a lot going on outside of the campus life and if you are looking to do something different, there is something for everyone. The school is able to host a lot of interesting events. Only people who are serious about an education but also want to have a decent social life.

    Read all  4 answers
  10. Describe the students at your school.

    Few really want to be in class.

    Read all  3 answers
  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Worcester State is known for being an affordable school. As opposed to all the more expensive surrounding colleges and Universities ( Assumption college, Becker college, and Clark University), in WSC you can get a decent education without burying yourself in school loans and debt.

    Read all  3 answers
  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    You don't always have to buy the books for class

    Read all  3 answers
  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Decision making by faculty without students approval

    Read all  3 answers

Student Body

Students

60%

female

40%

male

5,381

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,090

Total Grad Students

5%

Out-Of-State

94%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

33

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

19%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
% Black or African-American
8%
% Hispanic/Latino
10%
% White or Caucasian
67%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

88% of students attending Worcester State University receive some sort of financial aid. 30% were awarded federal grants. While 66% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$15,282

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,368

Books and Supplies

$11,776

Room and Board

28,426

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$15,298
$30 - $48K
$16,581
$48 - $75K
$18,837
$75 - $110K
$20,795
$110K & UP
$20,892

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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