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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 minus

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
87%
SAT Range
980-1150
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$17,149 / 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
$6,456 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 37 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 44 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 44 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
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
7
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    34%
  • On Campus
    59%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,250 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
819
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Average. Don't communicate.
    25%
  • Respectful
    11%
  • Hard to communicate with.
    7%
  • Stupid
    4%
  • Useless
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 48 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
  • Average
    45%
  • Boring
    15%
  • Lively
    15%
  • Quaint
    12%
  • BAD
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Horrible
    3%

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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. 24 responses

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