Westfield State University in Westfield

Westfield, MA

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Westfield State University offers 249-degree programs and 12 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 75%. The most popular test is SAT - 91% of students submitted it in comparison to 11% of students who submitted ACT. 41.7% are women, and 58.3% are men. Westfield State University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Westfield State University is 16861$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $12420 and $21737 per year. 61% of full-time Westfield State University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $42,900, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Westfield State University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Westfield State University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,181
$30,001 - $48,000$12,702
$48,001 - $75,000$15,888
$75,001 - $110,000$18,992

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores


  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6898

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


3103 of Westfield State University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 56 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Westfield State University number 57 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at Westfield State University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Westfield State University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Westfield State University graduation rate is above the national average.

61% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Westfield State University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores


  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Westfield State University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 63%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 12%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 66%, so Westfield State University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 9%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Westfield State University full-time retention rate is 79% and part-time retention rate is 25%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Westfield State University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1340 - 1620

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 450 - 540
Math: 460 - 550
Writing: 430 - 530

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Westfield State University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 24

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 0 - 0
Math: 0 - 0
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Westfield State University is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Westfield State University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Westfield State University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Massachusetts.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 577 Western Ave address in Westfield, Massachusetts.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Westfield State University with 0.21% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are arson, forcible sex offense, and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Westfield State University offers 249 programs in total: 129 are for Bachelor's degree, 87 - for Master's degree, 21 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 12 are Post-master's certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 192 universities in Massachusetts state. Westfield State University is one of the few institutions in Massachusetts that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 12 distance education programs that are provided in the Westfield State University: 12 are for Bachelor's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.


Westfield State University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5249 students with 157483 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 615 with 14771 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Westfield State University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Scenic campus, plenty of parking, really good food. If you get a chance go to the TJ Bistro and see Marge, wonderful woman!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Nice school but the parking situation is absolutely horrendous. I'm happy to have graduated from here but earlier today my fiance literally missed class because there wasn't a single available parking space in the commuter lot or south lot. How has this actually gotten worse since I went here? Completely inexcusable, a new commuter lot needs to be built ASAP

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Five stars only for the janitorial staff..these are the HARDEST working men and woman i have ever seen in my life....feel like im at the white house in some buildings.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Good university. You can also use your Westfield Athenaeum library card to borrow books from the library at the University, even if you are not a student!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Westfield State is an amazing school with professors that go above and beyond to make you feel accepted. Yes, some professors are better than others, but overall the community is very safe and equal, and makes you feel genuinely happy to be attending school there. The food is amazing, and the buildings are always kept very clean. I love it here!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 577 Western Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +4135725300

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: westfield.ma.edu

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