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Westfield State University Student Life

Westfield State University is on a 256-acre campus in a suburban setting in Westfield, Massachusetts. There are many activities and organizations for Westfield State University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Westfield State University does not have fraternities or sororities.

Westfield State University has a thriving Student National Education Association. In fact, more students participate in Student National Education Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Westfield State University include Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, The Dance Company and Multicultural Student Association.

Westfield State University students' favorite campus traditions are Spring Weekend, Opening Day Picnic and Homecoming Weekend.

Does Westfield State University Offer Student Housing?

Westfield State University offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

The majority of Westfield State University students live on campus. In 2021, 69.3% of undergrads at Westfield State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 30.6% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Westfield State University. There are 2,980 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,630 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,332 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Westfield State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Westfield State University Athletics

At Westfield State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Westfield State University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Is Westfield State University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Westfield State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Westfield State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Westfield State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Westfield State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Westfield State University, take Interstate 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) to Westfield, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Bradley International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Massachusetts you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

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Keep Reading About Westfield State University

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Westfield State University Students

55%

Women

45%

Men

82%

Full Time

18%

Part Time

91%

In State

9%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

74%

12%

6%

3%

3%

2%

0.41%

0.25%

0.02%

Undergraduate Students

4,630

Graduate Students

766

Non-Resident / International Students

18

Westfield State University Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,396

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

92%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,139

Out-of-State

$17,219

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 1
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