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Westfield, Massachusetts

Westfield State University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Westfield State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
85.3%
Admission Difficulty for Westfield State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Westfield State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate ranking it #66 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,735 out of 4,381 applicants were admitted making Westfield State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent. Westfield State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Westfield State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
92%
SAT Scores for Westfield State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Westfield State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1140

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Westfield State University?

Westfield State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #38 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 92 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Westfield State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >91%
1135 to 1220 Avg + 85%-91%
1050 to 1135 Avg - 77%-85%
965 to 1050 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 965 Low <66%
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Westfield State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
7%
ACT Scores for Westfield State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Westfield State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Westfield State University?

Admission data indicates that Westfield State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #36 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 7 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Westfield State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Westfield State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >91%
22 to 25 Avg + 85%-91%
20 to 22 Avg - 79%-85%
18 to 20 Reach 71%-79%
Less than 18 Low <71%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.08
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Westfield State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Westfield State University was 3.08 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #35 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.08 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Westfield State University accepts 85% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Westfield State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 9% Good
3.50 to 3.75 11% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Good
3.00 to 3.25 22% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 36% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 8% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

72% of Westfield State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Westfield State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 6%
Top 25% of class 27%
Top 50% of class 72%
Bottom 50% of class 28%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Westfield State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,585 1,796 4,381
Accepted 2,269 1,466 3,735
Acceptance Rate 88% 82% 85%
Enrolled 561 450 1,011
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 31% 27%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
165

Applicants have 165 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Westfield State University before the Mar 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Westfield State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Westfield State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Westfield State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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