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Westfield State University
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  • 4 Year
  • WESTFIELD, MA

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

577 WESTERN AVE
WESTFIELD, MA 01086
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Football
From Westfield State University

Westfield State is one of a kind, combining big school features with small school advantages. We have high-quality academics and a gorgeous campus—and we have accessible faculty, providing personal attention. It's all here!

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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

Application Deadline
March 1
Acceptance Rate
94%
SAT Range
980-1190
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,194 / 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
$5,332 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 44 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 59 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 59 responses

Majors

Academic Support at Westfield State University

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Whether you need a little help adjusting to college, academic advising, study strategies, tutoring and writing support, disability services or accommodations, are a first-generation student, or need access to internal and external resources, the departments and programs within the Center for Student Success and Engagement are here to assist you.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    41%
  • On Campus
    47%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,486 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
753
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
  • Friendly
    44%
  • Average. Don't communicate.
    26%
  • Respectful
    14%
  • Hard to communicate with.
    5%
  • Stupid
    5%
  • Either Socially awkward or social butterfly
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 63 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 79 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
  • Average
    33%
  • Boring
    15%
  • Quaint
    13%
  • Lively
    10%
  • Underrated
    10%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • medium paced
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
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. 26 responses

Westfield State University Reviews

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