Westfield State University

Westfield, MA, USA
3.60 Average Rating

Founded in 1838 by educational activist and politician Horace Mann, Westfield State University is a 4-year public school in south western Massachusetts. Westfield State is noteworthy for being the first co-educational college to admit students of all races, creeds, and classes in the United States. Westfield State is home to colleges of Education, Arts & Humanities, and Mathematics conferring undergrad degrees in over 90 academic majors. Additionally, the university enables students with common interests in academics or extracurricular activities to live together through their Living Learning Communities initiative.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
85%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision November 15, 2019
Other February 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
92%
Out-Of-State Students
8%
7%
Submitting ACT
92%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1062
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
6,237
Total Number of Undergrads
5,552
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
38%
20-39 Students
59%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
48%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
63%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,967
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,429
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,509
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,032
Books and Supplies
$1050

Aid & Grants

0
100
57%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
59%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,093
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
59%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,578
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,473

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
76%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,450
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,750
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$242
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
93
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
51%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Owls
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
Springfield
Hartford
New York
Pittsfield
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
65%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$46,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.60 Average Rating
The faculty and staff are here assist you and are friendly. There are plenty of opportunities and activities to do at Westfield State University. Once you get used to the campus everything is pretty much straightforward.
Christina from Springfield, MA
Westfield State University is an amazing school with so many opportunities. They have several ways to get involved and meet new people from clubs to varsity athletics to intramural sports. This school also has a lot of majors and minors to choose from so students can really find out who they are and who they want to become.
Matthew from Tewksbury, MA
The greatest campus ever being so closely knit and you are not a number to the prophesiers you are a student to them. Great feeling with great students and staff to keep you busy and active from sports to brown bag bingo and Stanley Park right across the street. No better place to get an education.
Derek from Palmer, MA
Westfield State University offers a large variety of Major and Minor programs at a reasonable price. The school is excellent in its retention of students for both of those reasons, as well as a positive campus environment. The school also works closely with the town of Westfield, particularly with volunteer services, to allow students to feel as at home as possible.
Lindsay from South Windsor, CT
Very welcoming to all new students, should be able to call this place a new home and be proud of it. Has a major for almost every type of prospect students may be looking for. Always some type of aid or service to help students succeed in their academic hopes and dreams.
Manuel from Springfield, MA
Westfield is a great sized campus with a wide variety of majors and programs. There is always something to do on campus so you won't be bored in between everything else going on. The other students are really fun to be around and really nice.
Amanda
Westfield State University is an outstanding college to attend. Although it is a public university, the quality of education and resources is equivalent to, if not better than some of the top private institutions in America. The professors and staff take great pride in their jobs and are willing and eager to get each individual student the opportunities he or she deserves.
Kaiya Hill