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Worcester State University
Worcester, MA
Worcester State, founded in 1874, is a public college. Its 50-acre campus is located on the west side of Worcester, 45 miles west of Boston.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 5,381
   Women 3,204 (59.5%)
   Men 2,177 (40.5%)
Graduate Students 1,090
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 71% of 3,876 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline May 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.24
SAT Math 509 average
460-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 453 average
430-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $24,661
Out-of-state: $30,741
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $9,202
Out-of-state: $15,282
  Room and Board $11,775
Average Percent of Need Met 76%
Average Freshman Award $12,541
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 203
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Worcester Population 182,669
Nearest Metropolitan Area Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 64% of freshmen, 30% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Lancers
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.2% Asian
7.9% Black/African-American
10.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.4% White
7.0% Unknown
International Students 1.1% from 27 countries
First-Year Students Returning 79.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported