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
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town
In-State Students
92%
Out-Of-State Students
8%
0
100
85%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1062
0
1600

Key Deadlines

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

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
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
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$10,429
Out-of-State Tuition
$16,509
0
100
57%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
59%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,093
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
93
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
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
Excellent education program with helpful and compassionate professors.
Lillian from Sheffield, 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