Living in Worcester

boulevardHome to more than 30,000 college students each academic year, the greater Worcester area is an active, vibrant and energetic community. UMMS is a member of the Worcester Consortium.  In addition to its diverse student population, the 13 Consortium member institutions attract more than 11,000 full and part-time employees to the region.

Downtown Worcester is in the midst of a dynamic revitalization effort as over $1 billion is being invested in new development projects including:

Whether it’s catching the latest concert at the DCU Center, sampling the restaurants on Shrewsbury Street, or watching the Worcester Tornadoes (Can-Am League baseball), Worcester Sharks (American Hockey League), or New England Surge (Continental Indoor Football League) in thrilling sports action, Worcester is the place to be for fun and exciting attractions. 

Did You Know?

In 2008 alone...

  • Forbes.com placed Worcester as the best city in Massachusetts for business and careers
  • Forbes.com also placed Worcester as 9th in the nation for culture and leisure activities Hanover
  • CNNMoney.com placed Worcester in the top 40 cities in the United States to live and launch a business
  • CNNMoney.com also placed Worcester among the top 5 cities in the nation as a Biotech Hot Spot
  • Milken Institute placed Worcester in the top quarter of the nation's largest cities in terms of high tech activity