College Junior 2013-11-05T02:29:46Z
If I could give the parking negative starts I would. Parking is terrible for commuter students. Faculty and staff park wherever they can find an open spot regardless is they are taking a commuter spot or not. Campus police never enforce parking rules or regulations unless it is a commuter breaking a rule. I have to arrive on campus 2 hours before my classes start simply to find a spot on campus. the off campus parking the school provides is not logical to me because i go straight from class to work and cannot afford to wait the half hour the shuttle requires. The way commuters are treated is one of the reasons i wish i never attended Worcester State. if it was in my financial ability, i would transfer to a different school in a heartbeat.
College Junior 2013-11-05T02:23:24Z
The communication department is one of the better departments the school has to offer, professor wise. Equipment wise, it is one of the worst. Our television studio is still in the early 1990's technology wise. The professors do the best with what they are given. Equipment breaks frequently and it takes semesters to fix them when its required not only for a class, but for television shows the school produces.
College Junior 2013-11-05T02:23:23Z
I do not plan on partaking in an internship because between classes and work i do not have time. The school does offer an internship fair but there is not too much diversity offered. A lot of the internships offered are for the school or for the Worcester School districts.
College Junior 2013-11-05T02:12:19Z
Worcester State is supposedly an accepting community. Religious minorities are accepted without a problem as are foreign and students of color. The LGBT community is not widely acknowledged though there is a Pride Alliance on campus.
College Junior 2013-11-05T02:08:35Z
I would not chose to attend Worcester State again because they have treated me, as a commuter student horribly. The administration has made me feel like I do not matter to them and all they want me for is my money even though it is a state school and "not for profit". I do not feel like my tuition is reflected in the education in am receiving. The school is undertaking multiple construction projects at once and this makes parking on campus horrendous. The more construction that happens, the less area commuter students have to park. One would think that a commuter student NEEDS their car to attend class while a resident simply WANTS their car on campus, but the resident students get priority on campus.
College Junior 2013-11-05T02:03:43Z
The library renovations are hideous. The exterior of the building looks like the interior is an insane asylum. I do not need a gold plated library to get homework or research done. All the other building on campus are brick, the library is now some awkward brown/gold color and looks very out of place. There was nothing wrong with it before and the school simply wasted money "renovating" it. The study spot in Sullivan was turned into a cafe and is no longer a study area. It is far too loud to get anything productive done and now the only place to study is in the library asylum. The gym building was supposed to be torn down last fall but is still standing and hosting sporting events and classes. The Gosh building is the only one that has any sort of "green" technology on campus, but even that is minimal. There is also no real place to study in the Gosh building so you need to walk across campus to the library if you want to get anything academic done.
College Junior 2013-11-05T01:54:50Z
There are a variety of off campus restaurants in the area. Some offer student discounts and others don't. In the immediate area there are only a few restaurants but across town there is a greater selection. There are a few expensive restaurants but the majority of them are college student income friendly.
College Junior 2013-11-05T01:50:58Z
Health & Safety:
Campus police are there when you need them. It seems that parking tickets are all they care about and only when it involves commuter students parking and not anyone else, regardless if its staff or resident students. Overall, its a safe campus, but being so small its hard to not feel safe, you can walk the whole campus in about 5 minutes.
College Junior 2013-11-05T01:46:04Z
Worcester may be the third largest city in New England but there is not really much to do on the weekends. Malls are not in close proximity. The Shoppes at Blackstone are really the only option. The local sports teams are not very popular. Main South, which is near the school, is the most dangerous part of the city; the area is slowly spreading out and the campus may end up in the bad area of town sooner rather than later.
College Senior 2013-10-30T15:19:08Z
It's New England baby! We got the four seasons. Take it as it is. Fall is amazing, you get to see snow fall and the pleasure of classes getting cancelled. The elevation is a bit high so a lot colder than other side schools in mass
College Senior 2013-10-30T15:17:21Z
Campus is primarily Caucasians but there are a decent amount of other races and on top of that a very diverse selection. Here in mass, sexuality is rarely an issue and especially at Worcester state.
College Senior 2013-10-30T15:14:43Z
There are a ton of places to eat. Worcester is the second largest city in New England meaning endless amounts of places to eat. All near by and both local and chain. Selectivity will never become repetitive. Must try is road runner off Hamilton.
College Senior 2013-10-30T15:10:35Z
Worcester is the second largest city in New England. With that said there are a ton of clubs and bars to attend. Night life is great. Cabs are inexpensive especially when you split it 3 or 4 ways. For under 21 clubs are nearby where shuttles free of charge are available. Tons of food places that will have your mouth watering.
College Senior 2013-10-30T15:05:48Z
The school has an 82 need met meaning they cover up to 82% of the aid you need which is not bad. As long as you meet the deadlines, the process is easy and stress free.
College Senior 2013-10-30T15:01:26Z
Even though worcester is a huge city, housing off campus can be hard due to the fact that the campus is on a good side of worcester rising the cost of living. Housing may be slightly more expensive but transportation is amazing and buses cover the whole city allowing students to live a bit further from campus. Landlords are okay, just no partying if your living near campus. The further your from campus the more lenient they are
College Senior 2013-10-30T14:56:20Z
Health & Safety:
Campus police is attached to the wayslean dorm in which access is easy. They circle around campus either on foot or vehicle and are beyond helpful. They even will come get you at a party if your too drunk to make it back and post at each dorm to ensure safety after 8pm. Health is also great as the campus had a nurse practitioner who can prescribe the necessary drugs when needed and twice a week has an MD present.very nice people. Very welcoming.
College Senior 2013-10-30T14:51:17Z
There are a large amount of computers on campus. At times the library computer lab may be packed during finals but even then you got options all over campus. The wireless is amazing and so is the software. The science and tech building has done pretty awesome software if your going to be a chemistry major.
College Senior 2013-10-30T14:45:19Z
Living on campus has an atmosphere like no other. Yes its a commuter campus but because it's not too large, bonds are made easily and quickly allowing the campus to feel like home.
College Freshman 2013-10-19T01:03:32Z
There are a bunch of parking spaces available by the athletic fields before 8 AM, but forget trying to find a space if you come in late. Coming in at 10 for a 10:30 class, it took me 24 minutes to find a space, and I had to fight for it!!
College Sophomore 2013-10-04T02:08:56Z
I've heard parking is terrible here unless you live on campus!
College Sophomore 2013-10-04T02:08:26Z
I don't much care for the policy for an Enligsh major having to take 12-16 credits in a foreign language. To me that's crazy on top of my education credits and observation hours, I think it's poorly organized. But, not terrible, the classes are good and so are the professors.
College Sophomore 2013-09-10T02:25:00Z
Parking on campus is a mess. Even if you arrive half an hour before your class you spend most of it looking for a spot. There just doesn't seem to be enough parking to go around. They recently added an option for students to park at the near by airport and take a shuttle back and forth. Airport parking is a huge inconvenience because it is a 30 minute ride back and forth.
College Sophomore 2013-09-10T02:22:32Z
I haven't had an internship with my major at Worcester State yet, but I do plan on interning with the Redcross in the very near future.
College Sophomore 2013-09-10T02:16:28Z
Worcester State is a great University, it is one that many people consider to give "the best bang for the buck". This is something I agree with very much considering the degree of excellent education while the cost remains much lower than many other institutions. My experience isn't as wonderful as I'd like for it to be due to the fact that I'm a commuter so I miss out on a-lot of the college experience. Also being a commuter makes it hard to be part of clubs or do other after school activities because most of them are held later in the day. So after my classes are done I'd have a couple hours of sitting around before going to club meetings or practices. Other than those things it's a very good school.
College Junior 2013-09-04T21:05:34Z
the computer labs a decent size and there seem to be enough around the campus but the fact that we only get $20 for printing is not very much when you do not have a printer yourself. the WiFi is okay but slow sometimes do to the amount of students on campus and every time i turn on my computer i have to login to the WiFi for security reasons which is good, I guess.
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