is rated by the Princeton Review
as a "Best in the Northeast" College?
WSU is the only Mass State University to be named a Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review for eight years in a row. Worcester State is proud to have received national and regional acclaim for our sound academics, community service, green initiatives and more.
renovated the main floor of the library?
In the fall of 2010 students were greeted by a welcome change to the main floor of the Library. Renovations included the creation of a wireless Internet cafe and study lounge, modernization of the circulation desk, and the creation of a new children's library, replacing what was previously the periodicals section. This aims to meet the programming needs of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle/Secondary Education students. This area will welcome both adults and young children, support youth reading programs and provide space for classes or study groups.
added an Interdisciplinary Visual & Performing Arts Major VPA?
Our bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Visual and Performing Arts is the only program in Central Massachusetts that gives students a grounding in art, music, and theatre—while at the same time providing a strong foundation in the discipline of their choice. Graduates will be prepared to move into entry level arts and arts-related positions where an understanding of all the disciplines is essential; and they will be ready to enter graduate programs in their concentrations or in arts administration, education, or expressive arts therapies.
has implemented numerous green initiatives on campus?
Nationally recognized in 2010 as a “Most Environmentally Responsible School” by the Princeton Review,
Worcester State University strives to develop practices and strategic priorities to continue reducing its carbon footprint.
In just a few years the university has implemented numerous programs and projects from a single-stream recycling program, waste water management system, and installation of the largest solar panel project on any Massachusetts state university campus. Also during this time, the University renovated the Administration Building and constructed a residence hall addition, both of which were awarded LEED Gold for achieving green building standards in construction and design. Read more about our initiatives here.
undergraduate and graduate students are engaged in hands-on research?
Each year, the University recognizes student and faculty accomplishments in its Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity.The exposition features poster presentations, publications, and artistic exhibits from across the curriculum, bringing the entire University community together to celebrate scholarly achievement and creative excellence. Click here to learn about all the great student and faculty research happening at WSU.