• The Top Ten Reasons to Attend Worcester State University

    1. Exceptional value, uncompromising quality
      Get a better return on your investment over private institutions. Worcester State is the only Massachusetts state university named a “Best Northeastern College” by the Princeton Review ten consecutive years and a "Best Value College" by the Princeton Review for the second consecutive year.
    2. Competitive financial aid packages
      Reduce the cost of your Worcester State education with state and federal programs, work-study positions, and dozens of scholarship opportunities. The earlier you submit your FAFSA the more comprehensive your financial aid package may be.
    3. The education you need for the future you want
      Learn from professors who are experts in their fields—Fulbright scholars, published authors and poets, and researchers. We take pride in our active, diverse campus helping our students’ dreams come to fruition. Choose from over 50 academic programs and dozens of in-demand programs offered day, night and online.
    4. Small class sizes and personalized attention
      Our 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio provides students an enriched learning experience working side-by-side with professors in a small classroom learning environment.
    5. Real-world learning
      Gain real-world experience, the opportunity to explore a field of interest, and investigate social problems through our internships and service-learning opportunities. Both are excellent ways to develop professional networks that are invaluable throughout your career. Visit Career Services to learn more about internships and to pursue a service-learning project.
    6. Study away options
      Take advantage of cross-cultural experiences through hundreds of study away opportunities. Exploring a new part of the world gives you a broader perspective and a greater maturity and readiness to appreciate cultural differences. We have international exchange agreements with universities in virtually every part of the world. We also offer the opportunity to study at nearly 200 colleges and universities in the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada through our membership with the National Student Exchange. A variety of faculty-led trips abroad give you the option of traveling for shorter lengths of time during winter, spring and summer breaks.
    7. Exciting opportunities for research and creativity
      We provide hands-on research and creativity experiences in areas like ozone destruction, social marketing, small-business consulting, metal pollution in rivers, hearing loss counseling, “big data” research, electronic monitoring effectiveness, environmental health literacy and awareness, and perspectives on viewing art.
    8. Vibrant student life
      Participate in dozens of diverse student activities and student clubs, from comedy shows to student government to commuter-student events.
    9. Outstanding athletics program
      Work hard, play hard with 20 NCAA Division III varsity teams, or enjoy some friendly competition in intramurals. Go Lancers!
    10. Welcoming campus in a lively city
      Make our vibrant, campus—including state-of-the-art Sheehan Hall (opening Fall 2014), new dining center and bustling Student Center—your home for the next four years. Worcester State offers a two-year housing guarantee to students admitted with housing. Take advantage of the wide range of things to do in Worcester and beyond.