Location
Worcester, MA
Undergrads
1,449
Tuition
$31,500
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 256 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Transportation: I enjoy the shuttles, I get to save my gas.

I just wish there were better times for the shuttle, they sometimes interfere with my classes

3 College Junior

Computers: internet is really slow, doesn't always work

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It's pretty much up to you to keep your grades together, however the school definitely does not tolerate underage drinking, of the age drinking, or drugs. They WILL kick you out.

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4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Lots of restaurants and hangouts around. Malls and outlets are accessible and downtown is only five minutes away from campus. There are also multiple parks surrounding the area. There is always something to do and pretty much everyone knows what Becker is. I'd say the safety level is so/so. Of course there is crime, but both the Worcester police and Becker police patrol to make sure everyone is safe.

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5 College Junior

Academics: The workload is insane and you tend to be burned out by the time finals come around, but the program itself is mostly fun. Most classes are game related, and all the labs have the current software needed to complete our assignments. You definitely have to always keep your eyes out for internships or work opportunities. The school provides us with opportunities to network and get our work seen by people in the industry, however it is up to us to make sure that our work is good enough to be considered.

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3 College Junior

Academics: Programs range from nursing and veterinary to interior design and game design. There are a wide variety of programs available here. There are also opportunities to study abroad. The curriculum and workload varies depending on what your program is. The two most popular programs here are nursing and game design.

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3 College Junior

Facilities: I'm on the campus with the design students so that's all I can tell you about. The houses are beautiful remodeled victorians. Those are our residence halls, which definitely adds ALOT of appeal to the school. Our gym here is pretty basic and holds not much more than club meetings. Our student center hold alot of labs with computers which is awesome for game design students. We mainly spend time here in the labs or occasionally at the Hawks Nest, which is our campus store/haven. There are always events happening here, which you choose whether or not to attend. Most events here are game related. We have a main academic building, a health science building, a design building, a library, and dining hall.

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3 College Junior

Facilities: Unlike certain other schools, my school offers a Game Design program. It's much more affordable than others of it's type.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus so I wouldn't really be able to answer this. However, the school does offer off campus housing. And the off campus housing that is offered is pretty far away.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Some students participate, but our campus is separated into two parts. One part holds all of the athletes, and the other holds all the design students. I'd definitely say that sports are not a big part of campus life for us on the design campus. We don't really have any athletic facilities on here. We do have a gym, but a lot of us don't use it. Our school has an abysmal amount of school spirit.

2 College Junior

Weather: It is so COLD in new england!! It makes walking a nightmare, not to mention the constant snowing during winter. It's nice to occasionally get out of class, but when you have a class that only happens once a week and it gets cancelled twice because of the weather, it's awful.

4 College Junior

Transportation: It's very easy to get around and there are a lot of options you can take. Everything is within walking distance and you only need to go to one place regardless of what method you are using to travel. The bus here is 1.50$. I'm from Pennsylvania where bus fare is 2.75$ without a transfer, so the buses here are a godsend. Things like shopping malls and outlets are pretty far, so public transportation is pretty necessary if you intend to go shopping. Fortunately it's easy to do.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Most students will take these things off campus in order to avoid trouble, but I've found that a LOT of students here smoke marijuana or hookah. And a few students do the harder drugs, but definitely not the majority. Our campus is a dry campus. The campus is very strict about these things which is why they are taken off campus. If you get caught with anything, you are out.

3 College Junior

Diversity: As of this year the campus has had a lot of diversity, and more international students. Besides the occasional racial comments from select people, I haven't really witnessed much of a problem in that area. There are conflicts between students over religious beliefs. I've found that most students here only hold a small interest in politics. In terms of sexual orientation, a lot of the guys are rather homophobic even when they don't intend to be.

College Junior

Parking: I know the only thing you have to purchase is a sticker for your car. That costs around 20 dollars. I think 20 is an acceptable price. I myself don't own a car, so I can't tell you about parking space availability or fines. You definitely don't need a car considering everything is in walking distance of the school.

College Junior

Scholarships: Honestly, my mother pays for my education and handles everything including financial aid, so I'm not really in a position to give an accurate rating as to the smoothness level of receiving it. All I can say is that I did indeed receive financial aid.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of restaurants and food stores around. Majority of them are a reasonable distance from the campus. They are mostly cheap unless you order a lot and most of the time to food is pretty good. The only criticism I would have is that the food is probably not the healthiest to be eating.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's not as expensive as living on campus, many apartments are within walking distance from the college and prices are fairly reasonable when you have roommates.

College Junior

Greek Life: Becker does not have sororities.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The school is very small, so there are many social circles and it's easy to get to know people within your campus dorm. The cost of living is expensive for the dorms that are provided. The furniture isn't as new and many of the dorms have small rooms that can barely fit two people.

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3 College Junior

Nightlife: There isn't much transportation within the nightlife scene, but clubs are easy to walk to from the Worcester campus. Many parties take place over the weekend every few weeks. Becker isn't much of a party school. Night clubs aren't as popular anymore, but they're all underage.

3 College Junior

Majors: If I was given the option to choose the same major, I would choose a different concentration within the business program. My career goal to is to work for a sports franchise such as the Boston Red Sox or Philadelphia Eagles within the management and marketing department. The difficulties that I may find is that my major isn't specific, so focusing on a specific job is hard to find without the main skills needed that were supposed to be learned during college years.

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3 College Junior

Majors: My major is in the process of changing. The college is adding different majors and adding more criteria to most of the majors. I find that difficult because professors are coming and going and it's hard to connect with professors for only one semester. For any incoming freshmen, students should get to know their professors for the real world as much as possible and stay focusing and choose your major wisely and do look into it as well.

3 College Junior

Athletics: School spirit isn't big at the school. Football team has an audience but not a big audience; as well as the basketball games. The other sports don't get recognized as much as they should. Many of the sport facilities are located off campus and aren't easy to get too without your own transportation.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There are three malls within the area. One of the parks have seasonal community get together's that help decorate the park. There is a cultural art show every year and there are two main Worcester museums where students can walk too. Many of the sports activities happen on the Leicester campus and they always provide transportation to them.

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