Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

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Come by for a visit.
See what the place is like. See how our campus is different, how it welcomes you. Get a sense of the excellence that is Westfield State University.

Excellence is waiting
Westfield State University creates opportunities for students to be curious, grow, and take chances. Westfield offers a range of traditional liberal arts and contemporary professional-track programs, and our retention and graduation rates are among the highest of any school in the Massachusetts State Universities system. 

Be curious
Our Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity pairs students with faculty who serve as mentors. Students present at regional and national conferences, gaining experience in research that will prepare them for graduate studies and their careers. 

Gain experience in the real world
Experiential learning—learning by doing—is one of the many advantages of a Westfield education. Almost all our students participate in internships and field experiences at some point during their college career, and many of those opportunities turn into jobs. 

Engage with the community
Instilling a sense of social responsibility and encouraging civic engagement are central to Westfield’s mission. Almost 50% of the student body volunteer on over 300 community service projects each year, accumulating over 60,000 volunteer hours on projects in our own backyard and around the globe. 

Go global
Our highly regarded International Programs Office offers students the opportunity for life-changing global experiences in over 35 countries around the world for a semester or a year. If a semester seems too long to be away, our signature short-term, faculty-led international programs allow students to immerse themselves in a culture for two or three weeks over winter or summer break.  

Game on
Westfield athletics have an established championship culture and a tradition of excellence. With 20 Division III varsity men’s and women’s teams and more than 40 intramural and club sports, you can always find an activity that is perfect for you.

With a highly regarded faculty, rich and diverse academic programs, real-world internships, civic engagement, athletic excellence, and global opportunities, students are transformed by what happens inside and outside our classrooms.


• 5,000 undergraduate students
• 17:1 student-faculty ratio
• Tuition, fees, room, and board: $22,000 in state, $28,000 out of state
• More than 60% of students and almost 90% of first-year students living on campus
• Over 70 clubs and organizations
• 20 varsity teams competing in NCAA Division III athletics
• 2 modern fitness centers
• Close proximity to more than 13 other colleges and universities
• 3 hours from New York City and 2 hours from Boston
• Top 5 majors: Criminal Justice, Business Management, Education, Psychology, and Communication

• Art
• Athletic Training
• Biology
• Business Management
• Chemistry
• Communication
• Computer Information Systems
• Computer Science
• Criminal Justice
• Economics
• Education
• English
• Environmental Science
• Ethnic and Gender Studies
• General Science
• History
• Liberal Studies
• Mathematics
• Movement Science
• Music
• Nursing
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Regional Planning
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Theatre Arts

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