Worcester State University

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Worcester State University can be found in Worcester, MA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 6,300 students enrolled per year at Worcester State University.

Many of the students admitted to Worcester State University got an SAT score in the range of 1370 to 1650, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 20 to 24. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Worcester State University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.25. This school has an acceptance rate of around 61% with 31% of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at worcester.edu.

Overall Worcester State University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Worcester State University was reported as 60.6% in Fall 2013 with over 4,150 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1370 - 1650
  • ACT Scores: 20 - 24
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Worcester State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Worcester State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Worcester State University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 59.0%
  • 2010-2011: 64.7%
  • 2011-2012: 65.4%
  • 2012-2013: 68.1%
  • 2013-2014: 60.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 63.8%

How Does Worcester State University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Worcester State University is nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Clark University61.5%
Becker College62.6%
Worcester Polytechnic Institute51.6%
Assumption College74.2%
College of the Holy Cross33.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Worcester State University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 550
Math470 - 560
Writing450 - 540
Total Score1370 - 1650
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 24
Math19 - 24
Composite Score20 - 24
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