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. www.worcester.edu/awards
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. www.worcester.edu/financialaid
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. www.worcester.edu/academics
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 and the opportunity to explore a field of interest through our internships. Internships are an excellent way to develop professional networks that are invaluable throughout your career. Our internship partners include AT&T, Central Mass. Convention and Visitors Bureau, DCU Center, RFK Children’s Action Corps, The Washington Center, Unum Group, and more. www.worcester.edu/careerservices
6. Community-based learning
Through our Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement, we challenge students to investigate social problems by examining their root cause in the classroom while simultaneously addressing them in the community. Our Community and Leadership Experience at Worcester State (CLEWS) program is a living, learning hall designed for a limited number of incoming students interested in community involvement. www.worcester.edu/cslce
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 activities and student clubs, from comedy shows to student government to commuter-student events. www.worcester.edu/campuslife
9. Outstanding athletics program
Work hard, play hard with 20 NCAA Division III varsity teams, or enjoy some friendly competition in intramurals. Go Lancers! www.wsulancers.com
10. Welcoming campus in a lively city
Make our vibrant, residential 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.