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Westfield State University

Westfield, MA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate94%
Acceptance Rate94%

Westfield State University Admissions

If you are applying to Westfield State University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is March 1 and the application fee costs $50.

Students who submit their applications to Westfield State University for fall should anticipate a decision by March 31.

Westfield State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Westfield State University's admissions stats.

Westfield State University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 11%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 14.3%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 0.5%
Waitlist No

Westfield State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Westfield State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes March 1 March 31

Want to Apply Early to Westfield State University?

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

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Westfield State University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Westfield State University

Westfield State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Westfield State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Westfield State University

What does Westfield State University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Westfield State University for more information on admission factors.

Westfield State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Westfield State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Westfield State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
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
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Westfield State University?

Students admitted to Westfield State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3. Westfield State University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 42% submitted a class rank. At Westfield State University 11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 25% were in the top 25% and 50% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Westfield State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 14.5%
3.75 and 3.99 10.2%
3.50 and 3.74 13.8%
3.25 and 3.49 11.6%
3.00 and 3.24 15.4%
2.50 and 2.9 23.2%
2.00 and 2.49 11.3%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Westfield State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Westfield State University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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.

In 2022, 14.3% of Westfield State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 0.5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Westfield State University?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Westfield State University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Westfield State University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Westfield State University?

To be most competitive at Westfield State University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Westfield State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Westfield State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Westfield State University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Westfield State University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by March 31.

Transfer students can enroll in Westfield State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Westfield State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Westfield State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Westfield State University.

Does Westfield State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Westfield State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Westfield State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Westfield State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Westfield State University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Westfield State University?

❌ No, Westfield State University is test optional, so you can choose whether to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Westfield State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Westfield State University's acceptance rate is 94%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Westfield State University?

❌ Westfield State University does not offer early decision.

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Westfield State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Westfield State University? Westfield State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Westfield State University acceptance rate is 94%. This means that the institution accepts 94 out of every 100 applicants.


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

Westfield State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

510 - 590


Reading SAT Range

500 - 610

Westfield State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Westfield State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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