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About Westfield State University

Westfield State University is a public, state school in an suburban setting in Westfield, Massachusetts. Westfield State University was founded in 1839 and now enrolls around 5,396 students a year, including 4,630 undergrads.

Westfield State University offers housing for up to 2,980 students. The majority of students live on-campus but it is not required for first-year students.About 0% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

Westfield State University's endowment was valued at $7.762 million in 2021. The institution spends around $10,229 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 15 Westfield State University undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 Westfield State University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 92%
Average GPA 3.2
Mean ACT score 22
In-State Tuition $970
Out-of-State $7,050

Westfield State University Regular Decision Deadline 2022

March 31 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. All regular decision applicants will be notified by March 31.

Westfield State University Early Admission

Westfield State University does not offer early decision or early action.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for Westfield State University

It is moderately difficult to get into Westfield State University. The acceptance rate at Westfield State University is 92%. Out of 4,055 applications received in 2021, 3,749 students were offered admission.

Westfield State University Waitlist

Westfield State University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Westfield State University?

Westfield State University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Westfield State University, applicants must submit the following items.

Westfield State University Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.0
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
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GPA and Test Scores for Westfield State University

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Westfield State University is 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT score for Westfield State University students is 22.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Westfield State University.

Is Westfield State University Test Optional?

Westfield State University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 87.6% submitted the SAT. 5.5% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Westfield State University

Yes! Westfield State University provides on-campus housing for up to 2,980 students.

Westfield State University students are active in the school's Student National Education Association, Student Government Association and Campus Activities Board. Spring Weekend, Opening Day Picnic, and and Homecoming Weekend are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Westfield State University.

Financial Aid at Westfield State University

Westfield State University meets 57.43% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $9,743.87 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Westfield State University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Westfield State University

About 73% of students who start at Westfield State University return for their second year of college. Out of the 1,219 students who started at Westfield State University as first-time freshman, 637 graduate within four years.

Westfield State University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 63%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Westfield State University Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $24,339 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Westfield State University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Westfield State University a good school for you?

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Where is Westfield State University Located?

Westfield State University is located in the suburban setting of Westfield, Massachusetts.

If you want to see Westfield State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) to Westfield, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bradley International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Westfield State University and Westfield are like without leaving home.

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College Info

577 Western Avenue Westfield, MA 01086

Campus Setting: Suburban

Westfield State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Westfield State University is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Westfield State University is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Westfield State University ACT Scores


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19 - 25

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Westfield State University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Westfield State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Westfield State University SAT Scores


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480 - 560


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480 - 580

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Westfield State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Westfield State University is like? There are approximately 5,396 students enrolled at Westfield State University, including 4,630 undergraduate students and 766 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 91% percent are from MA and 9% percent of students are from other states.


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