Westfield State University: Review & Facts

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Westfield State University is a medium four-year, public school with 6,500 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1838 and is the only school located in Westfield, Massachusetts.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
55
Fair
Bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, and postmaster certificate are available at Westfield State University.

Westfield State University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 55 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Criminal Justice, Business, Education, and Psychology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see program Ratings versus other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
79%
Fair
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Westfield State University is fair at 79% (close to Massachusetts average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
17 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Westfield State University is average: 60%.

Student to faculty ratio at WSU is decent -- 17:1. Read more details regarding instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$15,000
Medium
Average tuition costs are low, around $7,100 a year. The additional fees at WSU not covered by tuition are roughly $7,900, which comes to $15,000 per year.

Read the details about Westfield State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelihood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
80%
Easy
According to recent data, 5,140 applications were submitted and 4,092 were accepted, so it is easy to become a student at this school.

The college will consider accepting your dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits for admission.

Check the details about admissions as well applicants' SAT and ACT test scores at WSU in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,900
Medium
Westfield State University provides a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Westfield State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Westfield State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 3,000 students, which provides a reasonable on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable, roughly $6,900 per year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at WSU. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Westfield State University appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Westfield State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Westfield State University, 577 Western Ave, Westfield, Massachusetts 01086-1630, USA
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