Overview

Applicants
5,163
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average HS GPA
3.10

GPA Breakdown

10%
Over 3.75
11%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
33%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
450 - 540
SAT Math
460 - 550
SAT Writing
440 - 540
ACT Composite
18 - 23

Deadlines


Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16.2:1
Total Faculty
482
with Terminal Degree
247

246
Women
236
Men
72
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
48%
Graduate in 5 years
61%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business/Commerce, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Informatics

  • Education

  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physical Sciences

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Michael Flynn
Massachusetts State Teacher of the Year 2007

Peter Laviolette
Head Coach of NHL team Philadelphia Flyers

Thomas Foley
former head of the Massachusetts State Police

Dennis Picard
Director of Storrowton Village historic site, West Springfield, MA

Gerry Scott
President of The Wall Street Analyst Forum

Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick
Massachusetts State Superintendent of the Year 2011

Shauna Wilson-Ogundi
teacher, activist, actress recently in "American Gangster"

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,055

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,621

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,047

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,326

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
79%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,055

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$970
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$7,050
Required Fees
$7,712
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,188

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,590
Out of State

International
Foreign Countries Represented
10

Demographics

53% female
47% male
87% are full time
13% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
54%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
86%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
81

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
78
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

55% participate in intramural sports
8% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Owls)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Owls)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) The primary purpose of the Westfield State University Queer Straight Alliance is to educate the club and the campus community about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues. The club will take an active role in providing its members and the campus with educational information and activities pertaining to sexual orientation, transgender and all gender variant identities and diversity.

Minority Support Groups: a. Asian Appreciation Club The purpose of the AAC is to enrich the diversity of the Westfield State student population with an exposure to the Asian culture through various activities such as cuisine, trips, and various projects. b. International and Intercultural Club This student club will support studetns of other nations or cultures, and students who are interested in interacting with students of other nations or cultures. The club will provide these students with an opportunity to meet, to share experiences, to act as peer mentors, and to develop and facilitate programming. c. Latino Association (LAFE) LAFE is an educational, political and social organization of students at Westfield State that supports awareness of multicultural issues on campus. d. Multicultural Student Association The Multicultural Student Association exists to provide the community with opportunities to learn about and appreciate Third World cultures and issues. e. Students Advocating for Gender Equality The purpose of SAGE is to promote the discussion and support of student opportunities to encourage change for more equitable society. SAGE is committed to raising awareness about gender through activism to achieve equality. f. Hip Hop Congress The Hip Hop Congress provides the Hip Hop Generation and the Post Hip Hop Generation with the tools, resources and opportunities to make social, economic and political change on a local, regional and national level. Hip Hop Congress is the product of a merger of artists, activists and students, music and community. It is significant because it provides one of few paths for highly creative and often disenfranchised people where they can channel their energy into a strong and organized force aimed at improving their community. g. Jewish Student Organization The purpose of this organization is to experience the Jewish culture as a group and to spread awareness of important Jewish issues and traditions to the Westfield State University community. h. Muslim Student Organization Fulfillment of religious needs of Westfield State University Muslim students, faculty and staff is the primary mission of MSO. Its mission also includes presenting Islam and representing local Muslims in the society at large. It strives to build constructive relationships with both Muslims and non-Muslims in general, and with other faith communities in particular. i. Wounded Warriors This club was created to help honor veterans who have served the United States of America. This club will help honor veterans by raising money through physical competitions and community service. This club will work to help educate students about what they can do to help veterans and as well as those veterans in the community itself.

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Western New England University
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Sustainability

Green Rating
78

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
13

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
1. Apple 2. Dell

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Katelyn Shea
Assistant Director of Admissions

Address
Westfield State University
P.O. Box 1630
Westfield, MA 01086

Phone
413-572-5218

Email
admissions@westfield.ma.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Ely Library
Woodward Athletic Center
Dining Commons
Parenzo Hall
Horace Mann Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Stanley Park
The Westfield Athenaeum
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Holyoke Mall at Ingleside
Westfield on Weekends

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Academic Year
Times: Monday through Friday
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
contact Academic Department directly

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest airport: Bradley International in Windsor Locks, CT. University campus is served by PVTA bus. Amtrak and commercial bus service are 12 miles away in Springfield, MA.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the North: a. Take Interstate 91 South. b. Get off I-91 at Exit 14, which is I-90/Mass. Pike. c. Take Mass. Pike West five miles to Exit 3 (Westfield). d. Turn right onto routes 10/202 South, travel for about two miles through town to the Westfield Public Library (on your right). e. Turn right onto Court street/Western Avenue for 2.5 miles. f. Westfield State University is on your right. From the South: a. Take Interstate 91 North. b. Follow directions from above. From the East: a. Travel on I-90/Mass. Pike until you reach Exit 3. b. Follow directions from above. From the West: a. Travel on I-90/Mass. Pike until you reach Exit 3. b. Follow directions from above.