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Worcester State University

Worcester, MA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate89%
Acceptance Rate89%

About Worcester State University

Worcester State University Overview

Worcester State University is a public, state school in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts. Worcester State University was founded in 1874 and the school now enrolls around 5,417 students a year, including 4,640 undergrads. Worcester State University offers housing for up to 1,584 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 50% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Worcester State University for Fall 2023 is June 1.

Student Involvement at Worcester State University

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Worcester State University's theater groups.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Worcester State University, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Worcester State University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Worcester State University on the Student Life page.

2022 Worcester State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 89%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 91%
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 91%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 100%
In-State Tuition $970
Out-of-State $7,050
Percent of Need Met 76.7%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $16,367

Is Worcester State University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Worcester State University offers and if the school could be a good fit for you.

Worcester State University Acceptance Rate 2022

Worcester State University is moderately difficult to get into. Worcester State University admitted 89% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 3,446 students applied to Worcester State University and 3,078 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Worcester State University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 74% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Worcester State Universityare still enrolled the next year. Around 61% of students who started at Worcester State University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Worcester State University Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Worcester State University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Worcester State University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Worcester State University's endowment was valued at $33.4 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Worcester State University spends about $8,751 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Worcester State University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Worcester State University meets 76.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $16,367 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $30,768 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Worcester State University.

Based on this information, is Worcester State University the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Worcester State University a good school for you?

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Where is Worcester State University Located?

Worcester State University is located in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts, less than an hour from 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.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Worcester State University and Worcester are like without leaving home.

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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

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

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

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

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

Worcester State University ACT Scores


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Worcester State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1180


Math SAT Range

520 - 598


Reading SAT Range

510 - 600

Worcester State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Worcester State University is like? There are approximately 5,417 students enrolled at Worcester State University, including 4,640 undergraduate students and 777 graduate students. 77% 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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