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Worcester State University

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

Worcester State University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Worcester State University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is June 1 and the fee for the application is $50.

Worcester State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Worcester State University's admissions stats.

Worcester State University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 100%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 4%
Waitlist No

Worcester State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Worcester State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 15 December 15
Regular Decision Yes June 1 ––

Applying Early to Worcester State University?

Worcester State University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Worcester State University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

Worcester State University accepts approximately 91% of early action applicants and 89% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Worcester State University admitted 962 of the 1,53 who applied early action.

➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Worcester State University Admissions

Is Worcester State University Challenging To Get Into?

Getting into Worcester State University is moderately difficult. Worcester State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Worcester State University accepted 89% of all applicants, about 3,078 from the 3,446 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Worcester State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Worcester State University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Worcester State University

Worcester State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Worcester State University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Worcester State University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Worcester State University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Class Rank Important
First Generation Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Worcester State University for more information on admission factors.

Worcester State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Worcester State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Worcester State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Worcester State University?

Students admitted to Worcester State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Worcester State University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Worcester State University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 100% of Worcester State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Worcester State University?

To be competitive with other Worcester State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1040 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Worcester State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 and 25% of scored lower than 1040, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Worcester State University students scored 598 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Worcester State University students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Worcester State University?

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Worcester State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Worcester State University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Worcester State University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by September 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Worcester State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Worcester State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Worcester State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Worcester State University.

Does Worcester State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Worcester State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Worcester State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Worcester State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Worcester State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Worcester State University?

❌ No, Worcester State University is test optional, so you can decide whether to include your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Worcester State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Worcester State University has an acceptance rate of 89%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Worcester State University?

❌ Worcester State University does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Worcester State University?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Worcester State University was 91% in 2021.

Want To Learn More About Worcester State University?

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Worcester State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Worcester State University? Worcester State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Worcester State University acceptance rate is 89%. This means that the institution accepts 89 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1180


Math SAT Range

520 - 598


Reading SAT Range

510 - 600

Worcester State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Worcester State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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