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Westfield State University is a public institution situated in Westfield, Massachusetts. The suburban atmosphere of Westfield makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

61 Undergraduate Degrees
$27,269 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
85% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Westfield State University?

Location of 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 required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Westfield?

85% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
92% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 85%, Westfield is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 82%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.

Average Test Scores

About 92% 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 580. Math scores were between 480 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Westfield State University  ( 490 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Westfield State University  ( 480 to 570 )
Westfield received ACT scores from 7% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 23. Math scores were between 18 and 24. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Westfield State University  ( 18 to 23 )
ACT Math Scores for Westfield State University  ( 18 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Westfield State University  ( 20 to 25 )

Can I Afford Westfield State University?

$27,269 Net Price
75% Take Out Loans
4.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Westfield is $27,269. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Westfield, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $7,445 a year. That adds up to $29,780 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Westfield is 4.9%. 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

4,250 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,069 undergraduate students at Westfield, with 4,250 being full-time and 819 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Westfield

There are also 726 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,250 full-time undergraduates at Westfield, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Westfield

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Westfield Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 73
Black or African American 213
Hispanic or Latino 445
White 3,235
International Students 21
Other Races/Ethnicities 263

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

484 Took All Classes Online
2,407 Took At Least One Class Online
4.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,407 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 4.3%. This is the #1,195 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially 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%.

Westfield State University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 61 61
TOTAL 61 61


*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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