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Worcester – A city of dining, convenience, and culture

Step off campus and you will find a vibrant and welcoming city. With its industrial heritage, Worcester and the surrounding area is home to culture, fine dining, homey neighborhoods, and beautiful green spaces and parks.

Convenient Location

Located just one hour from Boston, Providence and the seacoast, two hours from the Berkshires, and three hours from New York City, the MCPHS–Worcester campus is centrally and conveniently located, and our city offers an affordable cost of living.

College Town

Home to thirteen colleges and universities and more than 30,000 college students, Worcester is truly a “college town” – and our students enjoy all of the benefits of a major, urban center. Worcester has been named one of the best small cities for college grads and was ranked among the top 40 cities in the U.S. to live and launch a business.

A Family-Friendly City 

Many of our students fall in love with the Worcester area and decide to make it their permanent home. A few of the reasons? Worcester has been ranked among the top 10 Best Cities for Raising a Family and the #7 Best Cities for Families - and Worcester has been ranked one of the happiest cities to work in.


Home to famous “Restaurant Row”, Shrewsbury Street features 1.5 miles of shopping, dining, nightlife, and salons. Each fall, the City of Worcester hosts the College Shuffle, a tradition for all Worcester-area college students, where 2,000 participants experience food tastings at 20 restaurants, vendors, sponsor booths and more.

Culture, History, and Attractions

Ready for a relaxing afternoon? Worcester has several museums, including the Worcester Historical Museum, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Worcester Art Museum, which our students enjoy free admission to on the third Thursday of each month. Take in a performance at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, enjoy an afternoon in nature at Quinsigamond State Park, or take in the views at Bancroft Castle.

Sporting Events

There are plenty of ways to take in a game, right in our own backyard. At the DCU Center, which is right across the street from our campus, you can take in a performance or see a pro-hockey game featuring the Worcester Railers.