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Westfield State University
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  • 4 Year
  • WESTFIELD, MA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Westfield State University continues planning for its Fall 2021 semester, welcome more than 2,000 residential students, and return to its standard amount (75 %) of classes on-ground. Westfield State leadership indicates the University’s plans to return to normal are synchronous with the growing availability and administering of the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn More

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 minus
  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
June 1
Acceptance Rate
92%
SAT Range
960-1140
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,073 / 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
$7,006 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

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
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 37 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 49 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 49 responses

Majors

Criminal Justice at Westfield State University

Westfield graduates are making an impact in all fields of criminal justice at the local, state, and national level. Study the latest developments in Criminal Justice: globalization, cybercrime and technology, criminal justice reform, and serving diverse communities.

Online

Online Programs Offered
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
    51%
  • On Campus
    1%
  • Online
    48%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,812 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
821
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
  • Friendly
    45%
  • Average. Don't communicate.
    30%
  • Respectful
    12%
  • Hard to communicate with.
    6%
  • Stupid
    3%
  • Useless
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 53 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 69 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Average
    43%
  • Boring
    14%
  • Lively
    14%
  • Quaint
    14%
  • SUCKS
    5%
  • Underrated
    5%
  • BAD
    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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