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Tuition & Fees

$9,275

$15,355

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
16

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,092
Declined + 1,048
Total Received 5,140
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Public

5,616

undergraduate students

880

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Liberal Studies
  2. Business Management
  3. Criminal Justice
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Codes

SAT 3523
ACT 1912

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
39%
400-499
45%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
43%
400-499
40%
300-399
6%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
37%
400-499
48%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
26%
18-23
62%
12-17
10%
6-11
1%
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School Facts

Westfield State University, founded in 1839, is a public, master's-level university. Its 256-acre campus is located in Westfield, 10 miles west of Springfield and 100 miles west of Boston.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 6,496
Established in 1839
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Westfield, MA

256-acre campus in Westfield (population: 41,301), eight miles from Springfield. Air serves Windsor Locks, CT (31 miles); major airport serves Boston (100 miles); bus and train serve Springfield. Public transportation serves campus.

Westfield State University
577 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA 01086

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
39%
400-499
45%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
43%
400-499
40%
300-399
6%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
37%
400-499
48%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
26%
18-23
62%
12-17
10%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
March 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,092
Declined + 1,048
Total Received 5,140

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Kelly Hart
Director of Admissions
P: 413 572-5218
F: 413 572-0520
admissions@westfield.ma.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $970
Room $6,310
Board $3,733
Additional fees $8,305
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $20,418
Average Financial Aid - $8,335
Total with Avg. Aid $12,083

Financial Aid

63%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,335

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,552,341
State $3,608,259
Institutional $2,192,914
Other external $775,789
Total $14,129,303

Non-need-based

Federal
State $107,150
Institutional $260,943
Other external $195,679
Total $563,772

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Eastern College Athletic Conference (Division III, Football I-AA), Little East Conference (Division III), Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (Division III), New England Football Conference (Division III), New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
Mascot
Owls
School colors
blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administration of Special Education
Applied Behavioral Analysis
Art
Athletic Training
Biology
Biology Education
Business Management
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Communication
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Administration
Elementary Education
English
English Education
Environmental Science
Ethnic/Gender Studies
General Science
General Science Education
History
History Education
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Movement Science
Music
Nursing
Occupational Education
Physical Education
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Reading Teacher
Regional Planning
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Technology Education
Theatre Arts
Vocational Education
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Undergraduate

86%

5,616
students

Female
54%
3,007

Male
46%
2,609

Graduate

14%

880
students

Female
71%
629

Male
29%
251

undergraduateFull-time

88%

4,963
students

Female
54%
2,652

Male
46%
2,311

undergraduatePart-time

12%

653
students

Female
55%
355

Male
45%
298

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

79%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 30

Spring: November 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

75%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 17
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Germany
Russia
Rwanda
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kelly Hart
Director
413 572-8519
khart@westfield.ma.edu

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