Although Worcester is the second-largest city in Massachusetts, students find themselves immersed in an engaging college-town atmosphere. The city's academic emphasis has the added benefit of enriching the weekend cultural and artistic events, and the city boasts a vibrant theater, edgy art galleries, and original music performances. Students of Worcester colleges and universities live "The Worcester Way," through innovation, diversity, and creative thinking.
Nearly a dozen schools make up Worcester colleges and universities. Private universities like Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Clark University offer a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in a student-centered environment. The medical center at University of Massachusetts -- Worcester was named as one of America's Best Graduate Schools 2008 by U.S. News and World Report. Students of Worcester colleges and universities benefit from a strong faculty, state-of-the-art resources, and a personalized education.