Worcester

Worcester State University

Worcester
#5703 / #1499
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
#1015
Most Desirable School
Public university in Worcester, Massachusetts

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About Worcester State University

According to Wikipedia, Worcester State University is a public university in Worcester, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1874 and enrolls nearly 5,500 undergraduates and over 900 graduate students. History Founded in 1874 as the Massachusetts State Normal School at Worcester, WSU was the fifth of nine teacher training colleges in the state. Spurred by the success of a city-run normal school founded two years earlier, its school committee successfully petitioned the Massachusetts General Court for a state-sponsored institution in Worcester. The original campus was located in a Second Empire-style stone building on St. Ann's Hill, near the city's downtown. By 1900, the campus included a president's house, the "Stoddard Terrace" residence hall, and a turreted gymnasium annex. This site would serve WSU for nearly sixty years until the current Chandler Street campus opened in 1932.

Worcester State University's Online Degrees

Worcester State University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation RateMedian SAT ScoreMedian ACT Score
3,44689%61%109525

How Much Does Worcester State University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)Fees (in-state)
$970$9,616

How Much Do Worcester State University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Worcester State University, then you can expect to earn an average of $52,400 per year. You also have a 90% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Worcester State University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student BodyUnder-GradsGraduates
4,9464,347599

Where is Worcester State University?

Worcester State University is located at 486 Chandler St, Worcester MA 01602-2597

How Safe is Worcester State University?

Worcester has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Worcester State University Known For?

Worcester State University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Worcester State University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Sociology
#1642
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#1650
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#479
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sociology Degrees
Physics
#3780
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#3804
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#905
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physics Degrees
Economics
#5576
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#5580
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#1019
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economics Degrees
Nursing
#2655
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#2655
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#1037
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nursing Degrees
Chemistry
#4586
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#4593
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#1114
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chemistry Degrees
Medical
#4326
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#4327
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#1259
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medicine Degrees
Psychology
#3459
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#2962
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#1326
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psychology Degrees
Computer Science
#5632
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#5640
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#1329
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computer-science Degrees
Criminal Justice
#2693
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#2696
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#1388
USA Rank
criminal-justice Degrees
Biology
#5692
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#5713
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#1392
USA Rank
biology Degrees
Mathematics
#5897
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#5921
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#1568
USA Rank
math Degrees
History
#5188
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#5198
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#1608
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history Degrees
Education
#6359
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#6362
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#1619
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education Degrees
Communications
#6883
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#6898
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#1846
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communications Degrees
Literature
#6234
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#6259
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#1998
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literature Degrees
Political Science
#8754
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#8760
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#2061
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political-science Degrees
Social Work
#5866
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#5866
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#2194
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social-work Degrees
Business
#8133
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#8134
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#2271
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business Degrees

Who Are Worcester State University's Most Influential Alumni?

Worcester State University's most influential alumni include professors and professionals in the fields of Sociology, Nursing, and Criminal Justice. Here are some of Worcester State University's most famous alumni:

Lorine Pruette
An American psychologist.
David W. Breneman
An American economist.
John Dufresne
A Novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, playwright.

Who Are Worcester State University's Most Influential Faculty?