Westfield State University Overview
Westfield State University is a public institution located in Westfield, Massachusetts. The suburban atmosphere of Westfield makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.
What Is Westfield State University Known For?
- The student loan default rate at Westfield is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at Westfield.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 45% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Westfield with a bachelor's degree make about $46,100 a year. That's 13% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- It takes the average Westfield student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
Westfield State University Rankings
According to our 2021 analysis, Westfield is ranked #289 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Westfield has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Westfield.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Westfield has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Westfield State University?
Contact details for Westfield are given below.
|Address:||577 Western Ave, Westfield, MA 01086-1630|
How Do I Get Into Westfield?
You can apply to Westfield online at: https://explore.westfield.ma.edu/Ellucian.ERecruiting.Web.External/Pages/Welcome.aspx
Admission Requirements for Westfield
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Westfield?
Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 82%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.
Average Test Scores
About 92% of students accepted to Westfield submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 580. Math scores were between 480 and 570.
Can I Afford Westfield State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Westfield, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $7,445 a year. That adds up to $29,780 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Westfield is 4.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Westfield State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 726 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,250 full-time undergraduates at Westfield, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Westfield State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||213|
|Hispanic or Latino||445|
Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Westfield State University. At this time, 10 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 19 countries are represented at Westfield. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Pakistan, and Rwanda.
Online Learning at Westfield State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Westfield has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 8th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Westfield
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Westfield State University was 4.3%. This is the #1,719 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Westfield regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Westfield majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business, Management & Marketing||10%|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||11%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||11%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Westfield ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Westfield.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#316|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#356|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#394|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#394|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Westfield State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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