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Westfield State University

Westfield, MA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate94%

Westfield State University Admissions

Westfield State University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 94% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 3,629 students applied to Westfield State University and 3,424 were admitted.

If you are considering submitting an application to Westfield State University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 3/1 and the fee for the application is $50.

Students who submit their applications to Westfield State University for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than March 31.

Westfield State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Westfield State University 2023 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 November 15
Regular Decision Yes 3 1 March 31

Applying Early to Westfield State University?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15.

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

More on Westfield State University Admissions

Is Westfield State University Hard To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into Westfield State University. Westfield State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Westfield State University accepted 94% of students, approximately 3,424 from the 3,629 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Westfield State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

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 in the admissions process. 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Westfield State University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Westfield State University 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
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest 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. Make sure to 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 reflects 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 has a test optional admissions policy. 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.

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.

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.

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

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer 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.

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

❌ No, Westfield State University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting 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 has an acceptance rate of 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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