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Worcester State University is a public institution situated in Worcester, Massachusetts. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

$27,825 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
89% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Worcester State University?


Contact details for Worcester State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 486 Chandler St, Worcester, MA 01602-2597
Phone: 508-929-8000

How Do I Get Into Worcester State?

You can apply to Worcester State online at:

Admission Requirements for Worcester State

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Worcester State?

89% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
13% Submit SAT Scores
Worcester State has the high acceptance rate of 89%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 89%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.

Average Test Scores

About 13% of students accepted to Worcester State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 600. Math scores were between 520 and 593.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Worcester State University  ( 510 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Worcester State University  ( 520 to 593 )
Worcester State received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 24. Math scores were between 21 and 24. Composite scores were between 23 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Worcester State University  ( 22 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Worcester State University  ( 21 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Worcester State University  ( 23 to 24 )

Can I Afford Worcester State University?

$27,825 Net Price
59% Take Out Loans
2.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Worcester State is $27,825. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Worcester State, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $6,757 a year. That adds up to $27,028 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Worcester State is 2.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Worcester State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,575 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,640 undergraduate students at Worcester State, with 3,575 being full-time and 1,065 being part-time.


There are also 777 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,575 full-time undergraduates at Worcester State, 38% are male and 62% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Worcester State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 192
Black or African American 249
Hispanic or Latino 490
White 2,354
International Students 52
Other Races/Ethnicities 238

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Worcester State University. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 39 countries are represented at Worcester State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Worcester State University

748 Took All Classes Online
3,051 Took At Least One Class Online
162.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 3,051 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Worcester State has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Worcester State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Worcester State University was 162.1%. This is the #167 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Worcester State regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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