Worcester State University

463 reviews
  1. Worcester, MA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Worcester State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Football Conference
Address
486 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01602

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Range
890-1100
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$13,454/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,649/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,831/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,511/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,002/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,252/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,157Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Self sufficient
    89%
  • Juberant
    6%
  • Poor
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.28 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Community
    38%
  • Commuter school.
    33%
  • Fulfilling
    14%
  • High School
    10%
  • Boring
    5%

After Worcester State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses

Reviews

463 reviews
  • Excellent
    43
  • Very Good
    152
  • Average
    218
  • Poor
    29
  • Terrible
    21
WSU is among the best selections of all state-wide colleges in Worcester county and commonwealth. In participating so, WSU provides separate buildings for different subjects across majors, such as the Ghosh and Science Tech Building for labs, the Sullivan Building for lectures, and the LRC for Criminal Justice. What I would like to see is have the WRTA bus run routes to the college on weekends and have the Worcester Consortium back running, if both are possible due to limited gasoline cost and resource. Other than transportation amends, teaching and learning coincide with one another greatly on this campus!
  • Junior
  • 26 days ago
Great, Knowledgeable Professors – Many of the professors I have had hold a Doctorate Degree. Out of all the professors I have had at Worcester State, all but one were easily approachable. The professors display passion for the subject material and are really nice and easily approachable. I find that every professor I have had here is willing to answer and questions and offer help in person during office hours as well as via e-mail. I am a Communications major, and love the freedom of the degree. I choose to do general Comm, but there are so many wonderful specialized programs you can choose for your degree. I have gone to two other colleges prior to transferring to WSU, and have found the workload to be the same. I like the registration process, because it is based on seniority/credits, so senior year you get top pics for classes. I highly recommend WSU!
  • College Senior
  • July 7 2012
Morning= Great, Afternoon = No Spaces! If you have an early class, parking is never a problem. Early classes mean there are always abundant spots available. However, if you have an afternoon class, parking here can be your worst nightmare. Parking becomes available again around 3ish and there is plenty of parking for night classes. Lucky for me all my classes have started before 10am so I never have problems with parking. I herd that WSU is going to have more parking restrictions for students who live on campus, which will help alleviate the problem. There is also rumors about a possible 2nd parking garage coming soon, be there's no proof of when or if that is true.
  • College Senior
  • July 7 2012