Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$10,849

$16,929

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,883
Declined 572
Total Received 4,455
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Public

5,084

undergraduate students

726

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 5,810
Established in 1839
Coeducational Coeducational

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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 Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Bradley International

Westfield State University
577 Western Avenue
Westfield
01086

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
47.9%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student National Education Association
  • Student Government Association
  • Campus Activities Board
  • The Dance Company
  • Multicultural Student Association

Top Events

  • Spring Weekend
  • Opening Day Picnic
  • Homecoming Weekend
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
54%
400-499
25%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
15%
500-599
54%
400-499
27%
300-399
3%
30-36
8%
24-29
25%
18-23
50%
12-17
17%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline March 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.2

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,883
Declined 572
Total Received 4,455

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 12
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $970
Room & board $11,453
Additional fees $9,879
Books & supplies $1,070
Other fees $1,652
Total $25,024
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports Men

Equestrian sports, Rock climbing, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Ultimate frisbee, Weight lifting

Club Sports Women

Equestrian sports, Rock climbing, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Ultimate frisbee, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Information Science/Studies
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Physical Sciences
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

5,810

total students

91.7%

in-state

8.3%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

5,084
students

Female
55%
2,821

Male
45%
2,263

12%

726
students

Female
74%
534

Male
26%
192

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

4,268
students

Female
55%
2,333

Male
45%
1,935

17%

816
students

Female
60%
488

Male
40%
328

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 72%
Student 4 year graduation rate 50%
Student 5 year graduation rate 9%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

420

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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