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Colleges / Worcester State University

Worcester State University

Worcester, MA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate88%

About Worcester State University

Worcester State University is a public, state university in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts. Worcester State University was founded in 1874. The university enrolls around 5,311 students per year, including 4,478 undergraduates.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Worcester State University

It is moderately difficult to get into Worcester State University. The acceptance rate at Worcester State University is 88%. In 2022, 4,136 out of 4,718 total applicants were accepted.

Worcester State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 88%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 94%
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 94%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 19.8%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Worcester State University is located in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts, near Boston.

If you are interested in seeing Worcester State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 290 to Worcester, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Worcester Regional Airport, Logan International Airport.

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College Info

486 Chandler Street Worcester, MA 01602-2597

Campus Setting: Urban

Worcester State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

May 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Worcester State University is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Worcester State University is May 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Worcester State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1220


Math SAT Range

510 - 610


Reading SAT Range

510 - 612

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1220 and Above


1040 to 1220


1040 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Worcester State University students is 1127. Applicants with SAT scores of 1220 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Worcester State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1040 to 1220 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1040 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Worcester State University.

Worcester State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Worcester State University is like? There are approximately 5,311 students enrolled at Worcester State University, including 4,478 undergraduate students and 833 graduate students. 76% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from MA and 4% percent of students are from other states.


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