Westfield State University

Address:
577 Western Ave, Westfield, MA 01086-1630
Phone:
413-572-5300
Website:
http://www.wsc.ma.edu/
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About Westfield State University

Westfield State University is classified as a college or university with a medium-sized master’s program. Colleges and universities with a medium-sized master’s program typically award between 100 and 199 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. 80% or more of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and at least half of undergrad students reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate5,043
 Graduate632
 Total5,675
GenderFemale52%
 Male48%
Student Age% Under 2582%
 % 25 and Over18%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time82%
 % Part-time18%
Race/Ethnicity% White83.6%
 % Black3.4%
 % Asian1.0%
 % Latino3.9%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown7.1%
 % International student0%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal5,187
 % Admitted63%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled35%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRequired
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT8%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800540 / 800
 SAT Math450 / 800550 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$7,431
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$13,511
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid82%
 % Undergraduates with Loans71%
 % Undergraduates with Grants53%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,035
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,525
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,525
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,845
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,845
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,600

Neighborhood Data for the Westfield Area

Median Age38.6
Median Household Income$53,772
Total Population41,025
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.8% 52.2%
 Age 0-955.1%44.9%
 Age 10-1749.3%50.7%
 Age 18-2444.5%55.5%
 Age 25-2953.4%46.6%
 Age 30-3949.2%50.8%
 40+47.7%52.3%
Race/Ethnicity% White91.8%
 % Black1.5%
 % Asian1.8%
 % Latino6.7%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.2%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,525
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,525
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$717
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50031.6%28.1%4.7%
 $500 to $74968.4%36.1%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%27.6%48.1%
 Over $10000.0%8.2%28.0%
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