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 16 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

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

Student experience

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

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Required Documents

  • Application for Undergraduate Admission and application fee, if required
  • Official high school transcript(s), including first quarter senior grades (transcripts deemed official only when sent directly to the Admissions Office from the high school)
  • Copy of SAT or ACT scores if required (Worcester State offers a test-optional admission policy). Test results can be submitted directly to Worcester State from the testing agency or self-reported on your admission application. If English is not the student’s native language, the submission of official TOEFL, IELTS, or comparable test scores are recommended (Worcester State Codes: CEEB Code #3524 ACT code 1914).
  • Personal essay: recommended, not required
Fall Semester (September Entrance) Application Deadlines:
  • Non-binding Early Action: November 15th
  • Nursing (BSN) and Occupational Studies (BSOS): January 15th (firm)
  • Regular Decision: March 1st
Spring Semester (January Entrance) Deadlines:
  • November 15th
After these dates, the Admissions Office may still accept applications. 

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.

“The classes and professors at Worcester State prepare you to be competitive and self-assured in the working world. I know when I’m faced with future opportunities, I’ll have the confidence and support to take it and succeed.”

Krystal Barrera, '19
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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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