Local Atmosphere

Worcester, MA
Tuition (in-state)
$14,237 ($8,157)
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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There are a lot of bars and clubs for students to attend on weekends, and also a few good restaurants around Worcester. But Worcester is not a good area for walking and I would not feel safe living there after college.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It is a fine city. There are lots of other colleges.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Worcester is a great place to go to school, because it's a city they're lots of things to do and you can never get bored. Although this city isn't the safest city in the world, you just often have to be aware of your surroundings.

2 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Worcester may be the third largest city in New England but there is not really much to do on the weekends. Malls are not in close proximity. The Shoppes at Blackstone are really the only option. The local sports teams are not very popular. Main South, which is near the school, is the most dangerous part of the city; the area is slowly spreading out and the campus may end up in the bad area of town sooner rather than later.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Worcester is the second largest city in New England. With that said there are a ton of clubs and bars to attend. Night life is great. Cabs are inexpensive especially when you split it 3 or 4 ways. For under 21 clubs are nearby where shuttles free of charge are available. Tons of food places that will have your mouth watering.


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Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 17 responses

Very poor
  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 19 responses

  • 0% Painfully remote.
  • 42% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 0% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 26% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 32% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 19 responses

  • 5% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 32% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 63% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 19 responses

  • 21% No way.
  • 42% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 37% Totally.
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