Tuition & Fees

$9,715

$15,795

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,735
Declined + 646
Total Received 4,381
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Public

5,552

undergraduate students

685

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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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 6,237
Established in 1839
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  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)

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Westfield, MA

256-acre campus in Westfield (population: 41,552), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
51%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
5%
Top 1/4
20%
Top 1/2
55%
Bottom 1/2
45%
Bottom 1/4
14%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
56%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
56%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
38%
400-499
46%
300-399
11%
200-299
0
30-36
6%
24-29
28%
18-23
60%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
March 1
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

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,735
Declined + 646
Total Received 4,381

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

Financial Aid

62%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,746

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $970
Room $6,480
Board $3,844
Additional fees $8,745
Books & supplies $1,050
Total $21,089
Average Financial Aid - $8,746
Total with Avg. Aid $12,343

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,725,894
State $4,032,700
Institutional $2,439,004
Other external $778,629
Total $14,976,227

Non-need-based

Federal
State $176,113
Institutional $305,015
Other external $221,345
Total $702,473
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Catherine Ryan
Director of Financial Aid
cryan@westfield.ma.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

Billiards, Competitive Dance Team, Equestrian Sports, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

Billiards, Competitive Dance Team, Equestrian Sports, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Billiards, Competitive Dance, Dance, Equestrian Sports, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Quidditch, Rugby, Salsa Dance, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Step Team, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Richard Lenfest (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Nancy Bals (women's)
Women's Athletic Director/swa
email

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
Mascot
Owls
School colors
blue and white

Majors

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

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

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

6,237

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

5,552
students

Female
53%
2,969

Male
47%
2,583

11%

685
students

Female
70%
480

Male
30%
205

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

4,791
students

Female
54%
2,587

Male
46%
2,204

14%

761
students

Female
51%
382

Male
49%
379

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
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

92%

Transfer applicants accepted

66%

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 1

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 18
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
Germany
Japan
Rwanda
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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