#6 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

Westfield State University

Westfield, Massachusetts

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Student Population
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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
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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 4,302 prospective students applied, and 3,702 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,003 enrolled in the school.  4,893 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,207 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $970 plus fees of $9,459. Westfield State University is ranked 606 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Westfield State University is rated within the lower 48% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1000/1160
ACT 20/25
GPA 3.08
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Feb 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Massachusetts Resident Tuition
In State Costs for Westfield State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,070
Other Fees$9,459
Room and Board $10,948
Budget for Other Expenses$2,673
Total One Year Cost$25,120
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Westfield State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,070
Other Fees$9,459
Room and Board $10,948
Budget for Other Expenses$2,673
Total One Year Cost$31,200

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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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