WSU

Westfield State University

577 Western Ave, Westfield, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    116
  • Previously Enrolled
    52

Overview of Westfield State University (WSU)

About this school

Westfield State, founded in 1838, is a public college. Its 257-acre campus is located in Westfield, 10 miles west of Springfield.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,552
    • Men:2,583 Men (46.5%)
    • Women:2,969 Women (53.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (WSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Westfield State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
March 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
577 Western Avenue
City, State, Zip
Westfield, MA 01086
Phone
(413) 572-5218
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins March 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Audition for music majors, portfolio for art majors, essay and interview for nursing majors, sliding scale minimum high school GPA using SAT/ACT scores for GPAs between 2.0 and 3.0 recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
85% of 4,381 applicants were admitted
Women
88% of 2,582 applicants were admitted
Men
81% of 1,799 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,144 (31%) of 3,735 admitted students enrolled
Women
618 (27%) of 2,269 admitted students enrolled
Men
526 (36%) of 1,466 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.09
375 And Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
32%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
526 average |480-570 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
13%
• Score 500 - 600
56%
• Score 400 - 500
28%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
18%
• Score 500 - 600
56%
• Score 400 - 500
24%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
28%
• Score 18 - 23
60%
• Score 12 - 17
6%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (WSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,715|Out-of-state: $15,795 (40.35%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,689 (44.4%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,050 (4.36%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,622 (10.89%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Westfield State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On or about January 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002189
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,009 (94.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
698 (69.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
678 (97.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
64 (9.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$8,186
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 501 (73.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,865
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 593 (87.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,245
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 196 (28.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
19 (1.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,514

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,339 (85.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,123 (72.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,053 (97.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
332 (10.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$8,746
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,143 (70.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,798
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,692 (88.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,257
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 554 (18.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
100 (2.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,408

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
82%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,050
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,454

Academics & Instruction (WSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


229

Part-Time Faculty


295

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


39%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 2% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 42% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 18% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 82% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
320,760
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
814
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Westfield State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


53.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


63.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


65.2%

Programs & Majors (WSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (31)


  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Physical Sciences
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Liberal arts/general studies, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (17)


  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • History
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Campus Life (WSU)

Location & Geography

Population


41,301

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


256 acres

Weather


Temperature
15 average low in January, 74.5 average high in September
Rain
133 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Springfield
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Springfield

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


51% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


49%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Owls
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Westfield State University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, student national education association, student government association, campus activities board, the dance company, multicultural student association

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,791

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,552
Women
2,969
Men
2,583

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.6% Asian
  • 4.9% Black/African-American
  • 9.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 74.8% White
  • 4.1% Unknown

International Students


0.3% from 18 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


685

Student Resources (WSU)

Study resources