Westfield State University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
577 Western Avenue
PO Box 1630
Westfield, MA 01086-1630
(413) 572-5218
(800) 322-8401
Fax: (413) 572-0520

Contact: Emily Gibbings
Director, Admissions
Main Address
577 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA 01086-1630
(413) 572-5300

www.wsc.ma.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 4,866
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,126
Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,739
Graduate enrollment: 681

Setting
Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Out-of-state application fee: $50

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 62%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 75%


College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

City/Community/Regional Planning B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences – General B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Westfield State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(413) 572-5300
Website:www.westfield.ma.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://www.westfield.ma.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions
Address:577 Western Ave, Westfield, MA 01086-1630
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:6,335
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):59%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:4,043 (64% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$9,275
Out-of-state Tuition:$15,355
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:88%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,666

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Westfield State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Westfield State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Education151419
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs2
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Mathematics and Statistics1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Physical Sciences2
Psychology12
Public Administration and Social Service Professions12
Social Sciences4
Visual and Performing Arts31
Grand total154329

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Westfield State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Psychology1
Social Sciences1
Grand total7

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Westfield State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,275
Out-of-state$15,355
Books and supplies$1,006

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$5,724
Out-of-state$5,724

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,13988%
Grant or scholarship aid80362%$5,666
Student loan aid1,13988%$6,412

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid3,18256%$4,960
Federal student loans3,59064%$6,261

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Westfield State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Westfield State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,7371,9482,789
Percent admitted100%73%81%
Percent admitted who enrolled23%24%22%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Westfield State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment6,335
Undergraduate enrollment5,633
Graduate enrollment702

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Westfield State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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