5,552
Students
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8,746
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
85
85%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Westfield State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Westfield, MA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 333 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA  01002
United States
Contact Dr. Kelly Hart
Director of Admissions
Email: admission@westfield.ma.edu
Phone: 413-572-5218
Fax: 413-572-0520

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
City/urban, Community And Regional Planning Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies Related Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Elementary Education Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
History Teacher Education Checkmark
Kindergarten/preschool Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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Technology/industrial Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Health And Physical Education/fitness Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Music Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,381
Applied
3,735
Accepted
5,552
Enrolled
85%
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Female Admissions

2,582
Females Applied
2,269
Females Accepted
88%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,799
Males Applied
1,466
Males Accepted
81%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.09
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 3
Required for some programs Interview
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Audition for music majors, portfolio for art majors, essay and interview for nursing majors, sliding scale minimum high school GPA using SAT/ACT scores for GPAs between 2.0 and 3.0

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen March 1st March 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 1st March 15th Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 536 490 580
SAT Math 526 480 570
ACT Composite 22 20 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

970
In-state
7,050
Out-of-state
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Fees

9,459
Full-time student fees
10,948
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

8,746
Avg. Financial Aid Package
8,186
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,133
Avg. Loan Aid
3,408
Avg. Grant Aid
5,798
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
62%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
11%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

5,552
Total undergrad students
0%
International Students
7%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.73%
Black or African American 4.85%
White or Caucasian 74.53%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.26%
Asian 1.57%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 4.53%
Other 4.1%

Gender

Male (46.52%)
Female (53.48%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 51%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Spring Weekend, Opening Day Picnic and Homecoming Weekend

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student National Education Association, Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, The Dance Company and Multicultural Student Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No No No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

524
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 229
Part-time - 295
Male - 240
Female - 284