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Westfield State University

Westfield, Massachusetts

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Overview

Student Population
5,395
Westfield State University overview
Location Westfield, Massachusetts
Online ma.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Westfield State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Westfield, Massachusetts, Westfield State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 4,049 prospective students applied, and 3,743 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 836 enrolled in the school.  4,223 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,172 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $970 plus fees of $10,169. Westfield State University is ranked 519 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

5/10
Overall
5/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
3/10
Value

Westfield State University is rated within the lower 49% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Easy
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SAT 960/1140
ACT 19/25
Weighted GPA 3.2
Applications Accepted
92.4% 
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Applications Due Feb 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Massachusetts Resident Tuition
$970
In State Costs for Westfield State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,070
Other Fees$10,169
Room and Board $11,139
Budget for Other Expenses$2,672
Total One Year Cost$26,020
Out of State Resident Tuition
$7,050
Out of State Costs for Westfield State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,070
Other Fees$10,169
Room and Board $11,139
Budget for Other Expenses$2,672
Total One Year Cost$32,100

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$46,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
58% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Westfield State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 16%
Business 14%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 13%
Education 10%
Psychology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168263 IPEDS survey data for Westfield State University.

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