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Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

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  1. 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.

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Worcester
Population | 785,347
Enrollment | 6,350
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Host Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 09/04-12/23
Spring | 01/20-05/20

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 5%
Black | 3%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 10%
Two or more | 1%
White | 74%
Other | 6%
International | 0%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: 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
  • Animal Behavior and Ethology
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Choral Music
  • Communication
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication Studies
  • Community Health
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Industrial Psychology
  • International Business
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Middle School Education
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Performance and Directing
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Relations
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Urban Studies
  • Visual Arts


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
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

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 07/08/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $5293.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 19
  • Home Payment: 19

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
Use FAFSA CODE: 002190

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their 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 $55.00 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

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/08/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 40% living on campus
  • Double: $4500
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing 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 07/08/21

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.


  • Health records due by: 08/01/2017
  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Health / accident insurance
  • Immunization: DTap (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Polio

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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