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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
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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 4,455 prospective students applied, and 3,883 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,043 enrolled in the school.  4,893 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,207 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $970 plus fees of $9,879. Westfield State University is ranked 655 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Westfield State University is rated within the lower 46% 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 980/1150
ACT 18/24
GPA 3.08
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Feb 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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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$9,879
Room and Board $11,453
Budget for Other Expenses$2,672
Total One Year Cost$26,044
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Westfield State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,070
Other Fees$9,879
Room and Board $11,453
Budget for Other Expenses$2,672
Total One Year Cost$32,124

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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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