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Location | Worcester
Population | 206,500
Enrollment | 5,615
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Host Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 09/04-12/23
Spring | 01/21-05/20

Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

Named Princeton Review's "Best in Northeast" for 17 consecutive years.

About This Campus

Worcester State University is ranked a “Best Value” college by the Princeton Review and it’s the only Massachusetts State University to earn a “Best in the Northeast” for 10 consecutive years. With over 50 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, explore how an excellent college education is within your reach at Worcester State University.

Location Information

Worcester State University is located at 486 Chandler Street, in Worcester, Massachusetts 01602 a thriving community of over 172,000 residents.Worcester State University is located in in the Tatnuck neighborhood on the west side of the city of Worcester. We are within 2 miles of Worcester Regional Airport and are approximately 54 miles from Boston Logan airport.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Limited
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Excellent
Understand Chances of Placement


  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? With seniors
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Nursing,Occupational Therapy, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Education, biology, chemistry

Notable Academic Programs

  • Visual Arts
  • Communication Disorders
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy

Unique Academic Programs

  • Community Health
  • Health Education
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Urban Studies
  • Biotechnology

Honors Access: Yes
Study Abroad Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Art, Biology/Life Science... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 520.00 paper, 217.00 computer or 71.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Host Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/13/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $5800.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 19
  • Home Payment: 19

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $200 Year Host Mandatory
Housing Deposit $100.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Activity Fee $36.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Health Service Fee $155.00 Semester Host & Home Optional
Technology Fee $110 Semester Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $50 Semester Home Optional
Orientation Fee $75 Year Host Mandatory
Res Activity Fee $25.00 Semester Home Optional
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Damage Deposit (1st semester) $100 Actual cost determined by room status upon move out.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/13/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Notes About Housing
No cap on beds in residence halls.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
All freshman, sophomore, and junior residents are required to purchase a meal plan.


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/13/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1000.00 Semester Home & Host Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,750 per semester.


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