Westfield State University

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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


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

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

Degrees offered:


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


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 – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences – General B


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://explore.westfield.ma.edu/Ellucian.ERecruiting.Web.External/Pages/Welcome.aspx
Address: 577 Western Ave, Westfield, MA 01086-1630
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 5,795
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 65%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 3,399 (59% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $10,849
Out-of-state Tuition: $16,929
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 86%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,456

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Westfield State University Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 151419
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 3
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 13
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 12
Social Sciences 4
Visual and Performing Arts 31
Grand total 154430

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,849
Out-of-state $16,929
Books and supplies $1,070

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,498
Out-of-state $6,498

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 863 86%
Grant or scholarship aid 605 61% $6,456
Student loan aid 721 72% $8,200

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,861 53% $5,820
Federal student loans 3,395 63% $6,380

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 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,455 1,699 2,756
Percent admitted 100% 81% 91%
Percent admitted who enrolled 23% 28% 21%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
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 2020

Total Enrollment 5,795
Undergraduate enrollment 5,069
Graduate enrollment 726

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 Commission 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
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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