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- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeC+
Westfield is a public university located in Westfield, Massachusetts in the Springfield, MA Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,571 undergraduate students. The Westfield acceptance rate is 86%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 63% of students, Westfield alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,300.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.37 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies204 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities202 Graduates
Elementary Education80 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching79 Graduates
Kindergarten and Preschool Education56 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services47 Graduates
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.46 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.62 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
Westfield State University Reviews
Westfield State has changed my life, especially the Urban Education Program. I love it here. I am an on campus tour guide now and am part of the Honors Program and two Honors societies: The National Success and Leadership Society and Alpha Lambda Delta. I am Co-President of our Multicultural Association. It’s an opportunity to promote diversity and inclusion on campus, not only regarding race, but people with different abilities, social classes, mental states, shapes and sizes as well! I am part of SEAM which is the Student Education Association of Massachusetts and I've made it on the Dean's List. I've been able to accomplish so much and can't wait to see what's next to come.
When visiting the campus, I really enjoyed my time at Westfield State and look forward to committing to the college on May 1. While attending Westfield, I am planning on double majoring in Political Science, and Criminal Justice and doing the 5 year Masters program. I did also do an Accepted Student Day where I met professors and coaches and saw the campus in its most authentic form, and I truly loved it!
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.