About Westfield State University

Founded in 1838, Westfield State University. is a Public college. Located in Massachusetts, which is a city setting in Massachusetts, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 5,633 full time undergraduate students, and 702 full time graduate students.

The Westfield State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 226 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Westfield State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate77%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range890-1090
ACT Range19-24

Admissions at WSC are considered Less Selective, with ,24% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 23 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

72% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 27% were in the top quarter, and 6% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Westfield State University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
41%
“We know about current events and vote”
47%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
12%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
35%
“Sometimes, but not often”
53%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
12%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
29%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
71%
“I feel extremely safe”
31%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
25%
“We bought the gear”
44%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
71%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
12%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
59%
“They keep regular office hours”
41%
“They”re always available”
82%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
12%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
6%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
24%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
41%
“We only party on weekends”
35%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
76%
“There might be people who do”
24%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
41%
“We know about current events and vote”
47%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
12%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
35%
“Sometimes, but not often”
53%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
12%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
29%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
71%
“I feel extremely safe”
31%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
25%
“We bought the gear”
44%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
71%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
12%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
59%
“They keep regular office hours”
41%
“They”re always available”
82%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
12%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
6%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
24%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
41%
“We only party on weekends”
35%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
76%
“There might be people who do”
24%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    58 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    45 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    66 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    69 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    69 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    69 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    70 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    69 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

Westfield State University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Westfield State University?

20 Students rated Westfield State University

Jessica - 02/20/2024

For people like me, who might feel lost or directionless at a larger school, Westfield is a great choice. With small class sizes, invested professors, and abundant resources for career and educational support, you will get back what you put into your education. I felt that my professors actually knew me personally and supported my success. The campus is small, but growing, and the new developments are very nice. My senior year I even had a single dorm - every college student's dream. The only caveat? The food is borderline inedible, so bring an air fryer.

Ahmad - 04/02/2021

Westfield State is great school. I highly recommend coming here. The professors are great and it has a very unique learning environment. You will definitely learn a lot here, and overall have a great time. What makes this a school great, is the close attention you receive from the professors. Classrooms aren’t that big so you get a lot of one on one attention.

Tara - 12/22/2020

I highly recommend WSU! I had a great experience attending this University and will forever cherish my memories throughout those 4 years. Nursing is a highly competitive major and this University offers small class sizes with plenty of one on one interaction with professors and clinical faculty. Clinical experiences were provided to all students and were a huge part of the nursing program. The capstone course took into consideration the students top choices. Persoanlly, I was able to move back home and attend my capstone preceptorship at local hospital that aided in my career. I now have had an RN position for over two years at the very same hospital.

Lauren - 11/11/2019

Westfield State University could be compared to Hogwarts in a way. Most residential halls have a stereotyped group of specific people living there. Courtney is where the kids who like to party are, Lammers Hall is where the quiet kids are, the students in Scanlon are the cool ones who are usually teachers favorite, Davis is where the students stay low key but are actually pretty cool, University is where the students are smart and think they are better than everyone else, New Hall is for the richer upperclassman, and then there is Dickinson, Olds, Welch, and Seymour where the outsiders live. Despite this, the students all come together for events and different clubs that Westfield has on and off of campus. Westfield State is a smaller school so there is more of a sense of community; the school makes sure there is somewhere for everyone to belong. I love the school and I am so happy I chose to come to Hogwarts 2.0.

Westfield State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Westfield State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Westfield State University is 77%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I think I made the right decsions for where I am, I wish the school was closer but the closer school didn't have what I wanted. I would have meet the people I've met. I have friends for life.

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  3. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People who want to slack off in college or party their way through should not attend Westfield State University. The school supports students having fun with their friends and meeting new people in a variety of locations, but partying and slacking off is not tolerated. Another type of person that should not attend Westfield State University are people who do not want to get anything out of their college experience. Westfield State offers students an array of activities and services to help both commuting and on campus students get the most from college.

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  4. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Nothing really, the school did a really good job with giving important information during tours and such beforehand. Maybe the only thing that isn't too important is the quality of the food sometimes. The quality tends to be pretty poor at most times.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    the food

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    This school is open to many personalities. All the majors, activities and sports offered will fit many students. This school is so open and freindly and I see a wide variety of students.

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  7. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Lack of variety and simple repetivie routine.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    The students at Westfield all come from diverse backgrounds, students here come from all diffferent races and socio economic backgrounds.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Westfield State University is the quality education that you aquire over four years for a reasonable cost. Westfield provides those who graduate with the opportunity to get out into the world and start a career for themselves. The carreer services at Westfield are extrememly helpful as well; such as, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, and career/job search classes.

    Read all  11 answers
  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    my friends are awesome

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  11. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Westfield State College is a small school with pretty trees to walk under on your way to class, which always proves to be an adventure, socially, academically, and every way in between.

    Read all  9 answers
  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    When looking at Westfield State I fell in love with the area. I find the area to be very unique because there is a center of town that has every shopping necessity a college student needs, plus Westfield even has a resident hall located in the center! I also love the fact there is a beaufitful park across the street that is fun to take walks in, do homework at, and even just hangout with friends and play frisbee. This is an amazing area to go to school, I feel like it's the type of college shown in movies.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Criminal Justice and Education

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Student Body

Students

54%

female

46%

male

5,633

Total Undergrad Enrollment

702

Total Grad Students

8%

Out-Of-State

92%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

78

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

45%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
5%
% Hispanic/Latino
9%
% White or Caucasian
75%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

88% of students attending Westfield State University receive some sort of financial aid. 34% were awarded federal grants. While 77% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$15,355

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,006

Books and Supplies

$10,396

Room and Board

26,757

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,038
$30 - $48K
$12,416
$48 - $75K
$15,271
$75 - $110K
$19,358
$110K & UP
$20,650

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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