761 reviews
  1. Westfield, MA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Westfield State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Football Conference
Address
577 Western Ave
Westfield, MA 01086

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Scores Range
910-1090
ACT Scores Range
18-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Westfield State University

Cost

Net Price
$15,498/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,181/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,702/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,888/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,992/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,817/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.37 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,890Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    55%
  • Average. Don't communicate.
    23%
  • Respectful
    14%
  • Hard to communicate with.
    5%
  • Stupid
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.42 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Average
    56%
  • Lively
    19%
  • Quaint
    15%
  • Boring
    11%

After Westfield State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
47%
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

Westfield State University Reviews

761 reviews
All Categories
Living on campus is so convenient! I currently live in University Hall, and since it was only built a few years ago it is beautiful and cleaned/maintained everyday by the hardworking staff. Overall living on campus makes getting to class so much easier, and makes college more fluid and time-effective. Of course, it's more expensive to live on campus versus off campus, but I feel that the convenience, as well as feeling closer to your college community, makes it worth it.

Socially, it is what you make of it. Some people look for parties, and to find those you usually have to go off campus. But it's easy to have a good time in your dorm or apartment too!

The housing process is fair and simple, though some stress over getting the place they want. If you're on top of what you need to do, though, your top choice usually works out.
Living on campus is an experience that I think everyone should have. The dorms are a great way to meet people, and suites are a great way to be able to live more independently. The social atmosphere of a dorm is like no other, and living with other people your age is fun. Doing laundry with friends, homework in study lounges and microwaving ramen are all part of the college experience. The cost is a little bit too much but definitely worth it. The housing selection process is a stressful one but only because it seems to be so competitive to get into some buildings! Dorms are cozy, suites are the best option to live in and the social atmosphere is like no other.
  • College Sophomore
  • Feb 24 2015
  • Housing
I currently attend Westfield State University and it is by far the best thing that has ever happened to me. The people are so nice, I have not met one mean person there. The teachers are phenomenal and the teachers really care about their students education. The clubs and sports I recommend checking out because they are a blast and you meet a lot of new friends and get connected to the university immediately.