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Academics

Worcester State is an “extremely welcoming and open-minded” institution that quickly “feels like home” to its undergraduates. Much of that can be accredited to professors who “truly care about student learning.” While some allow that faculty can be “hit or miss,” the majority of comments describe teachers as “amazing,” “understanding,” and “wonderful resources.” With true “passion for what they do as well as a lot of knowledge of what they’re teaching,” the faculty truly “bring the material to life” and are “willing to assist above and beyond what is needed.” Add “unique, authentic, and very original” professors to a school with “very affordable” tuition and you’ve got “a fantastic academic experience” that will “challenge and lead you to think outside the box.”

Student Body

Worcester’s student body is “small enough so you can get to know many of the students.” And while the student body may primarily be “made up of commuters,” you’ll definitely encounter undergrads “from all walks of life” who are “very open and accepting.” It’s not rare to find “some who have dropped out of more prestigious institutions and others who are giving schooling a second shot.” Regardless, the school “has a very diverse student body, and no matter their situation, students describe their peers as “hard working” and “eager to better themselves and their communities.” They “have a drive to succeed and are always there to help anyone do well as a team.” Even better, “there is a strong sense of belonging and kindness that comes from the student body.” The overall vibe from the school comes from the small things: “Whether it be as simple as holding a door open or as complex as tutoring a classmate there is a feeling of ‘we’re in this together.’”

Campus Life

Because the students at WSU are “typically driven by their studies, [they] spend a good amount of time on academics.” But they also set aside plenty of time for fun. For starters, “there are always things happening in the student center if you want an organized activity,” some of which include cake decorating contests, karaoke, and paint nights. It’s also common for undergrads to participate in the “group exercise classes offered multiple times a day.” Outside of structured options, many students enjoy going to the gym or even just “down to the turf [to get] a couple miles in.” Speaking to the quality of on-campus dorms, one student notes that many “spend their time doing the exact same thing: enjoying free time with friends in their suites, just relaxing after a long day of classes.” Finally, when the weekend rolls around, “students throw parties [on] campus or they go out with friends or take trips to Boston.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Christopher Dooley
Assistant Director of Admissions

Address
Admissions Office
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602

Phone
508-929-8040

Email
grouptours@worcester.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Wellness Center
Student Center
Science & Technology Building
Food Court
Sullivan Commons Woo Cafe

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Worcester Art Museum, the second largest museum in New England, showcases 5,000 years of creativity from such masters as El Greco, Monet, Rembrandt, Picasso, Van Gogh, and Gauguin.
The EcoTarium, Worcester?s science and nature center, hosts more than a 100,000 visitors annually.
Worcester has 53 parks, including Elm Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, and the largest urban nature sanctuary in New England.
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, located in downtown, hosts musicals, dance performances, comedy, children?s shows, and a wide range of live music performers?from original acts to nationally recognized cover bands.
The DCU Center, also located in downtown, is your destination for national and international musical acts, popular events like World Wrestling Entertainment matches and Cirque du Soleil performances, and a variety of trade shows and conferences. We hold our undergraduate commencement there.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Public transportation (buses, taxis, shuttle bus etc.). Closest airport is Boston Logan International Airport which is approximately 50 miles from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90): Take Exit 10 (Auburn) to Rt. 290 East. (see from 290 East) From Rt. 495: Take Exit 25 to Rt. 290 West. (see from 290 West) From Rt. 9 West: Follow Rt. 9 West into Worcester. (see from Highland St.) From Rt. 146 North: Take Rt. 146 North to Rt. 290 East. (see from 290 East) From Rt. 190 South: Take Rt. 290 West. (see from 290 West) From Rt. 290 West: Take Exit 18 (Rt. 9 West); turn right off exit ramp and stay in center lane, following directions for Rt. 9 West. Turn right onto Rt. 9 West, also known as Highland Street. (see from Highland St.) From Rt. 290 East: Take Exit 17 (Rt. 9). Turn left onto Rt. 9 West which will turn into Highland Street at bottom of the hill. Proceed up the hill onto Highland Street. (see from Highland St.) From Highland Street: While on Highland Street, stay in the right hand lane. Stay on Highland Street for 1.5 miles. (you'll pass Elm Park and Doherty High School on the left.) At the rotary, bear left onto June Street. (Pizza establishment on corner) At the second light, turn right onto May Street. The main entrance to the College will be three blocks up on your left.

Local Accommodations
Beechwood Hotel, Worcester ($$$) Comfort Inn, Auburn ($) Courtyard Marriot, Worcester ($$) Fairfield Inn & Suites, Auburn ($$) Hilton Garden Inn, Worcester ($$$) Holiday Inn, Worcester ($$) La Quinta Inn, Auburn ($$) Quality Inn & Suites, Worcester ($$) Residence Inn, Worcester ($$)

Admissions

Applicants: 4,047
Acceptance Rate: 81%
Average HS GPA: 3.40







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