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Westfield State University Admission Requirements

Westfield, Massachusetts

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Chances of getting into Westfield State University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
92%
Admission Difficulty for Westfield State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Westfield State University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Westfield State University is 92%.  It ranks #68 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Westfield State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 3,743 out of 4,049 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent (SAT 960/1140 ACT 19/25). Westfield State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 3.2. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Westfield State University application fee is $50 and applications are due by Feb 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Westfield State University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 93% of students submitted SAT scores and 7% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Westfield State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
960-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT 
93%
SAT Scores for Westfield State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Westfield State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Westfield State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 870. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. Westfield State University ranks #37 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 93 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Westfield State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1140 and Above Good >96%
1050 to 1140 Avg + 92%-96%
960 to 1050 Avg - 86%-92%
870 to 960 Reach 76%-86%
Less than 870 Low <76%
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Westfield State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
7%
ACT Scores for Westfield State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Westfield State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 #37 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 7 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Westfield State University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Westfield State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >96%
22 to 25 Avg + 92%-96%
19 to 22 Avg - 86%-92%
16 to 19 Reach 76%-86%
Less than 16 Low <76%
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Westfield State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
3.2
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Westfield State University?

Applicants 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 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #47 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.2 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Westfield State University accepts 92% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Westfield State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 7.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 8.6% Good
3.50 to 3.74 12.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 15.6% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 18.8% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 28.4% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 9.6% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

56.3% 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 6.5%
Top 25% of class 22%
Top 50% of class 56%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Westfield State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,511 1,538 4,049
Accepted 2,392 1,351 3,743
Acceptance Rate 95% 88% 92%
Enrolled 466 370 836
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 27% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
59

Applicants have 59 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Westfield State University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Westfield State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Westfield State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does Westfield State University prefer SAT or ACT?

93% of students submit their SAT scores to Westfield State University. 7% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Westfield State University?

92% of those who apply are granted admission to Westfield State University. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Westfield State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1140. 93% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Westfield State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 7% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.