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Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

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Founded in 1874, Worcester State University is a public institution residing on 58 urban acres in Worcester, Massachusetts. The school offers 25 majors and grants both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Worcester State University sports teams – known as the Lancers – compete in NCAA Division III athletics.

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486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602-2597

2013-2014 Tuition

$14,237 Tuition and Fees

Students

5307 undergraduate students
40% male / 60% female

Admission

May 1 application deadline
68.1% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1874

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

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

Minors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Information Technology, Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, Secondary Education and Teaching, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Philosophy, Physical Sciences, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Economics, General, Geography, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Urban Studies/Affairs, Visual and Performing Arts, General, Communication Sciences and Disorders, General, Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other, Business Administration and Management, General, History, General, History, Other, Speech Communication and Rhetoric

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 5,307
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 3,954
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 854
Percent of male undergraduates: 40%
Percent of female undergraduates: 60%
Percent of international undergraduates: 1%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, music ensembles, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, television station

Sports

Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, soccer, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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