Profile: Worcester State University

Fast Facts

On Campus:33%
  • Fall 09/06-12/23
  • Spring 01/16-05/16

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room Only:

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Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
1%Two or more races

Campus Profile

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.

Campus Location - 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.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Area Studies: American Multicultural Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Crafts, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, International Business, Management, Marketing, Public Relations

Chemistry: Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Print Media

Computer Science: System Administration

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Physical Sciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Junior High/Middle School, Mathematics, Music, Preschool Education, Secondary Education, Spanish

English: Creative Writing, English, Literature, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies

Foreign Language: French, German, Spanish

Forestry: Biotechnology

General Studies: Arts and Science, Gender Studies, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Natural Sciences, Social Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Physical Geography, Urban Studies

Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Community Health, Gerontology, Health Education, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Public Health

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Mathematics, Statistics

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Music, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Industrial Psychology, Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Science, Sociology, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Theater: Performance and Directing

Closed Programs
Nursing,Occupational Therapy, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Education, biology, chemistry

Notable Academic Programs
Visual Arts
Communication Disorders
Occupational Therapy

Unique Academic Programs
Community Health
Health Education
Middle Eastern Studies
Urban Studies

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
Study Abroad Access: Yes

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/17/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $100 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Activity Fee: $36 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Service Fee: $55 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Health Insurance: $700 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Technology Fee: $110 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $50 Semester Plan B Optional
Orientation Fee: $75 Year Plan A Mandatory
Res Activity Fee: $25 Semester Plan B Optional

Important Notes: Damage Deposit (1st semester) 100 Actual cost determined by room

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $700 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A 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 Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

Use FAFSA CODE: 002190

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
No cap on beds in residence halls.

Meal Plans Per Semester

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

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