We Are
Worcester State.
At Worcester State University, we are a diverse community of leaders and problem-solvers from across Worcester and around the world. We prepare our students to be innovative thinkers and doers, ready to take on real-world challenges and make an impact in our community and beyond.
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Become a Lancer.
Experience an engaged, inclusive campus community.
From Division III athletes to community activists, Worcester State students come together over a shared desire to grow personally and professionally. No matter who you are, there’s always a place for you here. See what #woolife is all about.
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Activate your classroom experience.
Discover something original.
Students at Worcester State don’t just follow the path of their academic field–they pave it too.
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Dig deeper into Worcester.
Become a part of the story.
Whether you’re a Worcester native or from somewhere around the world, attending Worcester State University roots you in the city’s rich traditions and history.
Where do you want to go? We can guide you there.
Worcester State champions academic excellence in a diverse, student-centered environment that fosters scholarship, creativity, and global awareness.
Why Worcester State?
Shaping the future of our communities and world since 1874.
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Enact meaningful change in your community and the world.
At Worcester State, we dare to dream big when it comes to community impact.
Research Opportunities at Worcester State
Activate your classroom learning with research that has real-world relevance.
Collaborate alongside faculty and peers who share your passion.
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The world needs more inspiring leaders, both on and off the Worcester State campus–do you have what it takes?
As a Lancer, you will have access to the tools, resources, and professional guidance to become a leader in your chosen area.
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From clubs to teams to events and more, there’s always a place for you on Worcester State’s campus.
From the moment you step foot on campus, you will experience a warm and welcoming campus environment that values mutual respect and community.
When you combine 2 areas of study, magic happens –and you graduate with an invaluable competitive advantage.
Two programs. Four years. Endless opportunities.
See all the places your #WooState journey can take you.
See all the places your #WooState journey can take you.
Worcester State Student Ellie Poitras-Cote
I've found my passion here at Worcester State, and it's allowed me to believe I can contribute to something larger than myself.
— Ellie Poitras-Cote, Education
Worcester State student Moises Chauca
I'm so happy that I attended Worcester State–I was able to form professional and personal relationships with so many great people in the Worcester community and beyond.
— Moises Chauca, Psychology
A Headshot of Worcester State Student Marissa Luchini
What makes Worcester State unique is the sense of community that exists here. Everybody–faculty, students, alumni–wants to help us succeed and become the best versions of ourselves. You are never alone at Worcester State.
— Marissa Luchini, Spanish
Worcester State Student Gloria Liseno
Worcester State is located in a residential area, which allowed me as a lower-income student to work, afford housing, and not compromise on the quality of my education. I got a top-notch education without the name-brand price tag.
— Gloria Liseno, Biology
Worcester State student Nhu Le
What makes Worcester State unique is its respectful community, where everybody is welcomed regardless of race, identity, or background culture. Worcester State is a place of exploration and opportunity that puts students on the right track for their career goals.
— Nhu Le, Chemistry
Worcester State student Ryan Lindsay
The campus is stunning, the class sizes are small, and the professors truly want to help you learn–and the price really can't be beat.
— Ryan Lindsay, Chemistry
Headshot of Debbie Hall
The school is small enough that it feels like a family, but large enough that you can experience diverse courses taught by people from different walks of life.
— Debbie Hall, Nonprofit Management Graduate Student
Our News
Worcester State University recognized with 2024 Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification
The American Council on Education (ACE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced today that Worcester State University has achieved renewal of its Elective Classification for Community Engagement through 2032. The national distinction recognizes the university’s continued excellence in building and strengthening mutually beneficial collaborations and partnerships within the community.
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Discover Worcester
When You #WooLife, You're Home
Welcome to the country's most vibrant and livable mid-sized city! With a population of more than 200,000 and more than 35,000 college students, Worcester is the second largest city in New England. Centrally located, the City is under an hour from Boston, Providence and Hartford.
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