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  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
    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 4,571 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.
577 Western Ave
Westfield, MA 01086
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Football

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.

WSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
86%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1000-1160
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$16,072/ 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
$6,352/ 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
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    32%
  • On Campus
    60%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,571Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
811
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Friendly
    50%
  • Average. Don't communicate.
    27%
  • Respectful
    12%
  • Hard to communicate with.
    8%
  • Stupid
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.46 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Average
    48%
  • Boring
    16%
  • Lively
    16%
  • Quaint
    13%
  • BAD
    3%
  • Underrated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
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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Westfield State University Reviews

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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.
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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.