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Westfield State University is a public institution situated in Westfield, Massachusetts. Westfield is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

$27,173 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
94% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Westfield State University?


Contact details for Westfield are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 577 Western Ave, Westfield, MA 01086-1630
Phone: 413-572-5300

How Do I Get Into Westfield?

You can apply to Westfield online at:

Admission Requirements for Westfield

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Westfield?

94% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
22% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 94%, Westfield is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 91%, and the acceptance rate for women is 97%.

Average Test Scores

About 22% of students accepted to Westfield submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Westfield State University  ( 490 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Westfield State University  ( 490 to 590 )
Westfield received ACT scores from 1% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Westfield State University  ( 17 to 22 )

Can I Afford Westfield State University?

$27,173 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
1.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Westfield is $27,173. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Westfield, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $7,334 a year. That adds up to $29,336 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Westfield is 1.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Westfield State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,486 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,239 undergraduate students at Westfield, with 3,486 being full-time and 753 being part-time.


There are also 774 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,486 full-time undergraduates at Westfield, 45% are male and 55% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Westfield State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 77
Black or African American 170
Hispanic or Latino 366
White 2,608
International Students 17
Other Races/Ethnicities 248

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Westfield State University. At this time, 10 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 19 countries are represented at Westfield. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Pakistan, and Rwanda.

Online Learning at Westfield State University

568 Took All Classes Online
2,620 Took At Least One Class Online
135.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 2,620 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Westfield has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Westfield

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Westfield State University was 135.1%. This is the #217 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Westfield regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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