B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  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

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
80%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
910-1090
ACT Range
19-24
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
$15,203/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,916/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,405/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,747/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,873/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,176/ 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
4,972Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
10%
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
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
48%
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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I chose Westfield State because of the Banacos Center and the Education Department. Just like it would be at any other college, it was a big adjustment. If you're looking for a small college, I would 100% recommend Westfield State!
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Westfield State is a great university filled with many different areas of study for students of all kinds. They are very open and love to make everyone feel welcome. They have an abundance of clubs and extra curricular activities. I especially love all of the classes that I have taken, and appreciate all the help and support I have gotten from my professors, I have connected well with quite a few. If I could change one thing, it would be the amount of activities open to commuters. All the activities are open for everyone but as a commuter it is harder to find time to join a club or such knowing that I also have to drive home later.
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.