Accepted Students on Move-In Day

Experience Worcester

Anna Maria is located minutes away from Worcester, New England’s second largest city, about 40 miles west of Boston. Worcester offers the charm and ease of a college town with the convenience of urban living—including a lively cultural scene, world-class restaurants, close-knit neighborhoods, beautiful parks, and easy access to area transportation.

A City Redefined

Worcester is a midsize city with big-city rhythms and spirit. This is a place of energy, opportunity, and attitude that you’ll want to explore, then make your own. It doesn’t matter where you’re from — stay here long enough and you’d swear you’re home.
Students at Homecoming

Canal District

 This booming area has evolved into one of the city’s hippest hangouts, a place to hear great music, enjoy ethnic food, and experience the good times Worcester has to offer. The Canal District is a treat to visit during daylight hours, but the fun really starts after dark.

Shrewsbury Street

 Everybody’s gotta eat, and Shrewsbury Street is where you’ll find exactly what you’re craving. Worcester’s “Restaurant Row” boasts more than 40 establishments whose offerings range from fine-dining to ethnic cuisine to diner meat loaf, all within 1.5 delicious miles. Bring your appetite.

Students at Homecoming
Students at Homecoming


 Worcester’s downtown is undergoing a transformation thanks to the CitySquare project, a $500 million reimagining of the central district that has brought new retail, restaurants, and residential spaces into the city’s hub — with much more to come.