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Worcester State University Admission Requirements

Worcester, Massachusetts

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Chances of getting into Worcester State University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
81%
Admission Difficulty for Worcester State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Worcester State University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Worcester State University is 81%.  It ranks #51 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Worcester State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 3,277 out of 4,044 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent (SAT 1000/1190 ACT 21/29). Worcester State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.4. 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Worcester State University application fee is $50 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Worcester State University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. .

Worcester State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1000-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT 
-
SAT Scores for Worcester State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Worcester State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Worcester State University?

Worcester State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. Worcester State University ranks #27 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Worcester State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1190 and Above Good >89%
1095 to 1190 Avg + 81%-89%
1000 to 1095 Avg - 69%-81%
905 to 1000 Reach 54%-69%
Less than 905 Low <54%
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Worcester State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for Worcester State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Worcester State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Worcester State University?

Admission data indicates that Worcester State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #26 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Worcester State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Worcester State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >89%
25 to 29 Avg + 81%-89%
21 to 25 Avg - 69%-81%
17 to 21 Reach 54%-69%
Less than 17 Low <54%
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Worcester State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.4
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Worcester State University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Worcester State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Worcester State University was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #32 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.4 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Worcester State University accepts 81% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Worcester State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 20.94% Good
3.75 to 3.99 16.61% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 14.46% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.75% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.03% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 18.55% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.66% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Worcester State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,698 1,346 4,044
Accepted 2,213 1,064 3,277
Acceptance Rate 82% 79% 81%
Enrolled 490 317 807
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 30% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Worcester State University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Worcester State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Worcester State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Worcester State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168430 IPEDS survey data for Worcester State University.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Worcester State University?

81% of those who apply are granted admission to Worcester State University. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Worcester State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1190. 0% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Worcester State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 29. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.