Worcester State University

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world rank  2911

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Founded in 1874, Worcester State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Worcester (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Massachusetts. Officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Worcester State University (WSU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Worcester State University (WSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 146 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. WSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym WSU
Founded 1874
Colours Royal blue and gold

University Location

Address 486 Chandler Street
Worcester
01602-2597 Massachusetts
United States
Tel +1 (508) 929 8000
Fax +1 (508) 929 8183

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 486 Chandler Street
Worcester 01602-2597
(508) 929 8040

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Worcester State University's Library
Worcester State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 128,798 physical volumes, 3,573 physical media and 273 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Worcester State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,577 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1957


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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