Worcester State University

Worcester State University

Welcome to Worcester State University, a community of talented educators, learners, innovators, and problem solvers who are changing the way the world works.

Worcester State is the only Massachusetts state university to earn a “Best in the Northeast” ranking from The Princeton Review 17 years in a row. This is just one of many accolades we have earned for both our excellence in academics and our engagement with community and industry partners.

With outstanding programs in the liberal arts and sciences and a growing global emphasis, Worcester State will empower you to transform your curiosity and passion into the knowledge and skills that can shape our world. 

Academic Programs

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Studies
  • Performing Arts
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-med
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Honors Program
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Leadership
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


As a first-year applicant, your high school academic record is the most important factor in Worcester State’s evaluation process. In order to evaluate your academic record, you must submit an official high school transcript through your junior year or senior year. Worcester State is fully test-optional for students of all majors for fall 2024. Student admission eligibility is determined by guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (MDHE).

For more information including required documents and deadlines, visit https://www.worcester.edu/First-Year-Students/.


Each year, approximately 450 undergraduate transfer students enter Worcester State and become part of the dynamic and supportive campus community.
In order to be considered for admission as a Transfer Applicant, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • 12 to 23 transferable college credits and a minimum 2.5 college GPA
  • Up to 23 transferable college credits, a minimum 2.0 college GPA, and a combination of high school grades that meet first-year admission standards
  • 24 or more transferable college credits and a minimum 2.0 GPA

Additional Information

Worcester State University is committed to providing academic excellence that students can afford. Worcester State is ranked a "Best Value" college by The Princeton Review and is the only Massachusetts State University to earn a "Best in the Northeast" for 17 consecutive years. 
Our Financial Aid Office is here to assist you and your family with the process and guidelines of financing your education. They will work with you to ensure that you have a clear understanding of your financial aid options, and you'll be assigned a financial aid counselor to work with you throughout your academic years at Worcester State. Currently, 79% of Worcester State students receive some form of aid with an average annual award of $10,524.

Visit us

We are pleased to offer on-campus tours to showcase our beautiful 58-acre campus!

Campus tours are a great way to experience our campus first-hand through the eyes of a current student. Led by a current Worcester State student, on the tour you'll learn about student resources, academic programs, residence halls, on-campus dining, faculty, alumni, and more. 

Visit our website at worcester.edu/visit to see our Information Session and Campus Tour calendar and to schedule your visit.

"I chose Worcester State because of it's great reputation, the affordable price tag, and the beautiful campus. I love that Worcester State is a place for everyone in the community and that anyone can come here and feel that they belong."

Rebecca Carrillo, '22
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602-2597, United States of America

Phone number

(508) 929-8040


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