Reasons to <3 Worcester

Posted by Sandy Lashin-Curewitz | April 28, 2016

For good food, concerts, internship sites, and more, your school's surrounding town or city can be just as important for your college experience as the campus itself. Luckily, our city (the second largest in New England), never disappoints.

Our students love that Worcester is...

...a cultural hub. Performing groups and festivals, like the Worcester Music Festival, Rock and Shock, and the Canal Festival, bring an upbeat and eclectic feel to Worcester all year long. Our students also love the Worcester Art Museum (WAM), which houses more than 35,000 pieces that represent cultures from around the world. And get this, Becker students tour the museum for free.

...rich in history. Our city has been recognized for a lot of impressive "firsts," such as the first National Women's Rights Conventions in 1850 and 1851 and the site of the first perfect major league baseball game in 1880. (Here's a fun fact: Worcester is also known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth." That's why the official symbol is a heart. It's no wonder we <3 it!)

Worcester's proximity to Boston

...close to Boston. Looking for a change of scenery or a summer internship at the headquarters of a top company? Worcester's proximity to Boston offers twice as many cultural experiences and professional opportunities. The best part is, our convenient transportation options make getting there easy.

...an entertainment hotspot. When they aren't taking part in one of our many on-campus student activities, you'll find our students at the DCU Center, the Palladium, or Mechanics Hall. These are some of Worcester's most popular venues for concerts, comedy shows, sporting events, and more.

...great for foodies. For the most authentic deep dish pizza you can find outside of Chicago, no-frills sushi you can take on the go, or award-winning seafood your parents will rave about every time they visit, Worcester has it covered. And with 1.5 miles of some of the best dining options our city has to offer, you'll never run out of choices. (Read more about "Restaurant Row.")

Plan your campus visit and spend some time exploring our city. We're sure you'll love Worcester as much as we do. See you around?

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