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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Westfield is a public university located in Westfield, Massachusetts in the Springfield, MA Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,800 undergraduate students. The Westfield acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business. Graduating 65% of students, Westfield alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,300.
About Westfield State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Football
Address
577 Western Ave
Westfield, MA 01086
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Westfield State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
970-1150
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$15,967/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,421/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.37 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,800Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
784
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Friendly
    54%
  • Average. Don't communicate.
    25%
  • Respectful
    13%
  • Hard to communicate with.
    4%
  • Stupid
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.44 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.60 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Average
    52%
  • Lively
    17%
  • Boring
    14%
  • Quaint
    14%
  • BAD
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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My overall experience at Westfield so far has been positive! Campus is pretty small so everything is an easy walk away, but academic buildings aren’t all crammed together. Professors overall are great and most of them are concerned with our success after college. Most of my professors have great experience outside of the classroom that they can bring to the table. People for the most part are friendly, campus is just big enough you can always meet new people, but small enough to always see someone you recognize. As a commuter I don’t really take part in extra curriculars on campus but I am aware of the all the clubs and sport teams available to join. I wish commuters got more attention on campus as we make up a large part of the campus community. However, I am happy with my choice to attend Westfield, for the low cost of going I would say I am getting my money’s worth.
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Amazing and passionate teachers that went above and beyond for me. When I first transferred too WSU I had little to no help. My original advisor did not advise me at all and I did everything on my own which was pretty stressful. Now that I have a better advisor things have been much easier for me. He advocated for me in so many ways. Make sure you get a good advisor that is willing to help it can make all the difference!
I do not recommend going to WSU. Besides the professors, most of which are good, the rest of the faculty is horrible. Every department has faculty that leads students in the wrong direction and don't know what they are doing or even saying. The wifi barely ever works on cell phones. There are not nearly enough spots on campus for students to park. It is a complete war zone through most of the morning and early afternoon. If you have any class starting from 8:30-1 you need at least 20 minutes to find a spot. In addition to that, if you ever get a parking ticket, don't ever expect an appeal to work. No matter what you say, the committee will reject your appeal and make you pay the ticket. The surrounding area is very bad as Western Ave (street the school is on) will destroy your car. The town doesn't care about the road at all and even went as far as just putting a sign up saying "use at your own risk" instead of fixing it.