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Worcester State University is a public institution that was founded in 1874. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,307, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 58 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Worcester State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,157 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,237 (2013-14).
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Worcester State University is a four-year public higher education institution with 25 majors including traditional liberal arts and sciences, teacher education, biomedical sciences, business, and the health professions. Our students learn in small, friendly classes taught by committed, accessible faculty offering engaging research opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students alike. Worcester State University is the only Massachusetts state university to be named a Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review nine years in a row and is nationally recognized for its community service.
Worcester State University is dedicated to offering high quality, affordable undergraduate and graduate academic programs and to promoting the lifelong intellectual growth, global awareness, and career opportunities of our students. To this end, we value teaching excellence rooted in scholarship and community service; cooperate with the business, social, and cultural resources of Worcester County; collaborate with other institutions of higher learning in the region; and develop new programs responsive to emerging community needs.
Set on 58 acres in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts Worcester State University an attractive and safe campus within an hour's drive of all major population centers in New England.
For more information, visit www.worcester.edu.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Worcester State University, it's important to note the application deadline is May 1. The application fee at Worcester State University is $40. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 68.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||68.1%|
|Application deadline||May 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Worcester State University is 18:1, and the school has 53.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Worcester State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Psychology; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||33%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
Worcester State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,307, with a gender distribution of 39.7 percent male students and 60.3 percent female students. At this school, 31 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 75 percent of students live off campus. Worcester State University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Worcester State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Worcester State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Worcester State University, 45 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Worcester State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||45%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Worcester State University, 56.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,180.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$8,157 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$14,237 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$10,877 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data