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About the Worcester Area

Worcester State University’s 58-acre campus

is nestled in the residential northwestern side of Worcester, the second largest city in Massachusetts and New England. We’re a short drive from tranquil forests, hiking trails and beautiful vistas and an even shorter distance from a vibrant city life that offers popular entertainment venues, award-winning restaurants, cultural museums, historic parks, and so much more. 


Once a destination of choice for immigrants looking to work in factories during the Industrial Revolution, Worcester has retained its multiculturalism. Residents of Irish, Italian, Jewish, Greek, Albanian, African American, Latino and Muslim decent are among the ethnic populations that help make Worcester unique today. Worcester has transformed itself into a leader in biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, information technology, health care, and medical research. The city continues to revitalize key areas, landmarks and institutions. Recent renewal projects include “medical city,” Union Station, downtown, the I-290 expressway, the Route 146 corridor, CitySquare, Washington Square, and North Main Street. 


Many Worcester and Central Massachusetts natives are responsible, at least in part, for numerous societal changes, technological innovations, scientific and healthcare advancements, and cultural influences in United States. They blazed trails for Worcester State University students and professors—and those of the 11 other colleges and universities that call Worcester home—to research, analyze and advance for many decades to come.   


This website is dedicated to showing you what makes Worcester and Central Massachusetts a great place to live and work.


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