WSU

Worcester State University

486 Chandler St, Worcester, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    21
  • Previously Enrolled
    100

Overview of Worcester State University (WSU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,495
    • Men:2,263 (41.2%)
    • Women:3,232 (58.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (WSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Worcester State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
486 Chandler Street
City, State, Zip
Worcester, MA  01602-2597
Phone
(508) 929-8040
Fax
(508) 929-8131
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
January 2
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
76% of 3,747 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 2,412 applicants were admitted
Men
78% of 1,335 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,467 (51%) of 2,860 admitted students enrolled
Women
872 (48%) of 1,821 admitted students enrolled
Men
595 (57%) of 1,039 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.30
375 And Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
490-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
17%
• Score 500 - 600
56%
• Score 400 - 500
24%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
490-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
20%
• Score 500 - 600
54%
• Score 400 - 500
24%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
42%
• Score 18 - 23
48%
• Score 12 - 17
10%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (WSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,532|Out-of-state: $15,612
  • Room & Board: - $12,006 (74.69204927211646%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,368 (8.51063829787234%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,700 (16.7973124300112%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Worcester State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1 | Final deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002190
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
740 (94.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
520 (70.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
507 (97.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
182 (35.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$16,144
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 450 (88.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,299
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 499 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,662
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 223 (44.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
19 (2.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,711

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,433 (85.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,474 (72.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,401 (97.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
959 (39.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$14,842
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,992 (83.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,116
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,308 (96.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,183
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 879 (36.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
139 (3.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,659

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,137
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (WSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


211

Part-Time Faculty


230

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


38%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 31% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 67% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
434,259

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Worcester State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


79.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


35.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


50.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


55.4%

Programs & Majors (WSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (28)


  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Geography
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (25)


  • Accounting
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Middle School Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Organizational Management
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Spanish
  • Special Education

Campus Life (WSU)

Location & Geography

Population


182,669

Nearest Metropolitan Area


58 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Boston

Weather


Temperature
15 average low in January, 74.5 average high in September
Rain
133 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
45 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Worcester
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Worcester

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


30% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


70%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lancers
School Colors
Royal blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, equestrian sports, lacrosse

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Worcester State University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, television station, senate, sec (student events committee), twa (third world alliance), wscw (radio station), dance company/club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,153

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,495
Women
3,232
Men
2,263

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.6% Asian
  • 8.7% Black/African-American
  • 12.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 66.8% White
  • 4.3% Unknown

International Students


0.8% from 18 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


939

Student Resources (WSU)

Study resources