Worcester State University


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is rated by the Princeton Review as a "Best Value" college and a "Best in the Northeast" college?

Worcester State University is rated a "Best Value" college by the Princeton Review. And we're the only Massachusetts state university to earn a "Best in the Northeast" ranking 10 consecutive years. Worcester State is proud to have received national and regional acclaim for our sound academics, community service, green initiatives, affordability and more. www.worcester.edu/awards


is expanding our campus?

Our new state-of-the-art television studio opened in fall 2013 to benefit Communication majors. It features broadcasting and video editing capabilities. Opening in fall 2014, Sheehan Hall will be home to a modern residential complex featuring suite-style living, a two-story dining center, and outdoor seating overlooking the athletic field. A new 100,000 square-foot wellness center is on the drawing board with an anticipated completion date in 2016. It will feature athletic space, instructional space, studio space, and community space. Recladding of the building that houses our library improved features such as insulation and lighting. The library’s main floor was renovated in 2010 and those improvements include a café and study lounge area, and new children’s library. The Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery and Fuller Theater have also been upgraded to support our new Interdisciplinary Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) major, the only program in Central Massachusetts that gives students exposure to art, music and theatre. www.worcester.edu/construction


has one of the oldest and one of the largest Commonwealth Honors Programs in the state?

Our Honors community includes about 250 students, representing majors from across the University. Fall 2013’s entering class includes 105 honors students. And one-third of our 2013 graduates achieved Commonwealth Honors Scholar status, the highest distinction for Massachusetts public university students. www.worcester.edu/honors 



undergraduate and graduate students are engaged in hands-on research?


Each year, we recognize student and faculty accomplishments at our 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. Recent topics include: potential development of green spaces in Worcester, readings from emerging young women writers, climate change’s impacts on Antarctica’s ice, farmers’ market customer analysis, a business plan competition, student art exhibit, and theater performances. www.worcester.edu/research



has affiliations with more than 200 study away schools?

We have study abroad agreements that allow students to explore virtually every part of the world, including countries such as Argentina, Australia, Belize, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Peru and South Korea. We also offer the opportunity to study at nearly 200 colleges and universities in the United States, U.S. territories and Canada through our membership with the National Student Exchange. www.worcester.edu/abroad



is partnering with the Worcester Center for Crafts and Worcester Art Museum?

Both the Craft Center and Worcester State use the studio classrooms and gallery exhibits. You’ll find a wide variety of artisan work for sale in the Center’s store. A free shuttle service is provided for WSU students who attend classes at the Craft Center, which his located at 25 Sagamore Road. Worcester State faculty have created a number of innovative courses that draw on Worcester Art Museum’s resources. Students are applying knowledge and building career skills in disciplines such as art, communication sciences and disorders, computer science, psychology, and physics.



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.

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