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Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

Westfield State, founded in 1838, is a public college. Its 257-acre campus is located in Westfield, 10 miles west of Springfield.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students5,610
   Women3,006 (53.6%)
   Men2,604 (46.4%)
Graduate Students773


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate78% of 4,740 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineMarch 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.11
SAT Math499 average
450-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading493 average
440-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing480 average
430-530 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite21 average
19-24 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $24,508
Out-of-state: $30,588
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,275
Out-of-state: $15,355
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met58%
Average Freshman Award$8,371
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 43% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes


Westfield Population41,301
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 84% of freshmen, 60% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
4.7% Black/African-American
9.4% Hispanic/Latino
4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.0% White
3.4% Unknown
International Students0.4% from 15 countries
First-Year Students Returning77.4%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.28 3.68 588 608 22
Low 2.50 3.00 480 550 22
High 4.00 4.10 680 700 22
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