Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$11,139

$17,219

not including housing and food

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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,743
Declined 306
Total Received 4,049
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Public

5,911

undergraduate students

1,193

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 7,104
Established in 1839
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

256-acre campus in Westfield (population: 41,700), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Westfield State University
577 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA
01086

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
48%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
8%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
60%
Bottom 1/2
40%
Bottom 1/4
10%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
480
75th
560
25th
480
75th
25
25th
19

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) December 1
Application deadline (final deadline) March 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,743
Declined 306
Total Received 4,049

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program

Recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended

Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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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

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

53%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$6,057

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $970
Housing $8,510
Food $4,464
Additional fees $10,169
Books & supplies $1,070
Total $25,183
Average Financial Aid - $6,057
Total with Avg. Aid $19,126

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $8,201,776
State $4,396,709
Institutional $2,652,523
Other external $738,864
Total $15,989,872

Non-need-based

Federal
State $201,747
Institutional $312,798
Other external $261,206
Total $775,751

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 413 572-5218
F: 413 572-0520
financialaid@westfield.ma.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Ice hockey yes
Lacrosse yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

competitive dance team, equestrian sports, ice hockey, lacrosse, powerlifting, rock climbing, rugby, skiing, snowboarding, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

competitive dance team, equestrian sports, ice hockey, powerlifting, rock climbing, rugby, skiing, snowboarding

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, step team, swimming, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Eastern College Athletic Conference (Division III, Football I-AA), New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference, Little East Conference, Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference, New England Football Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education. yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning. yes
Computer Science. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes yes
Environmental Science. yes
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other. yes
History Teacher Education. yes yes
History, General. yes yes
Information Science/Studies. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching. yes yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes yes
Music, General. yes yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes
Physical Sciences, General. yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Psychology, Other. yes
Public Administration. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Secondary School Administration/Principalship. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education. yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other

7,104

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

5,911
students

Female
55%
3,245

Male
45%
2,666

17%

1,193
students

Female
72%
863

Male
28%
330

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

76%

4,498
students

Female
55%
2,463

Male
45%
2,035

24%

1,413
students

Female
55%
782

Male
45%
631

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 1

Spring: November 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 12
Countries most often represented Bermuda
Canada
China
Czech Republic
India
Japan
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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