Westfield State University: Statistics

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#1267 of 2,597 In North America
#1192 of 2,496 In the United States
#56 of 88 In Massachusetts
#615 of 1,044 For Social Work

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Acceptance rate
92%
Average SAT
1050
Average ACT
22
Aid receiving
88%
Undergraduates
4,633
Graduates
762
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate

Westfield State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 92% 88% 95%
Applicants 4,049 1,538 2,511
Admissions 3,743 1,351 2,392
Freshmen enrolled full time 831 367 464
Freshmen enrolled part time 5 3 2

2,476 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,775 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
734 or 88%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 960
or below

75% of them
had 1140
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Westfield State University are 960-1140 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
46 or 6%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Westfield State University are 19-25 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Other Tests Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 3812 (71%)
Hispanic 665 (12%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 321 (6%)
Black or African American 299 (6%)
Two or more races 169 (3%)
Asian 86 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 25 (0.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 4 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$7,006
Students receiving aid
88%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $970$1,890
Tuition in-state $970$1,890
Tuition out-of-state $7,050$1,890
Fee in-district $10,169$4,806
Fee in-state $10,169$4,806
Fee out-of-state $10,169$4,806

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,492
Combined charge for room and board $12,974
Room charge $8,510
Meal charge $4,464

Westfield State University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Business & Commerce, General 214
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 203 7
Social Work 43 97
Psychology, General 111
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 73
Elementary Education and Teaching 62 7
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 67
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 56
Special Education and Teaching, General 36 20
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 52
Kindergarten & Preschool Education and Teaching 45 6
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 37
Environmental Science 30
English Language and Literature, General 27 2
History, General 21 6
Art & Art Studies, General 24
Computer Science 22
Physician Assistant 22
Political Science and Government, General 19
Economics, General 17
Mathematics, General 16
Public Administration 15
Music, General 13
City & Urban, Community, and Regional Planning 11
Information Science & Studies 11
Counseling Psychology 10
Reading Teacher Education 10
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 4 5
Psychology, Other 9
Accounting 8
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education 2 6
Athletic Training & Trainer 7
Chemistry, General 5
Sociology, General 5
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 3
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 2
Mathematics Teacher Education 1 1
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 1
History Teacher Education 1
Music Teacher Education 1
Physical Sciences, General 1
Grand Total 1,249 231
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 63% 63% 63%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%

Publications & Citations

Publications
457
Citations
9,798

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
204 / 2,673
Psychology
151 / 6,468
Medicine
100 / 1,661
Social Psychology
63 / 2,644
Sociology
60 / 749
Environmental Science
46 / 1,028
Business
45 / 763
Child Psychology
41 / 2,836
Computer Science
38 / 575
Criminology and Criminal Justice
36 / 153
Art & Design
32 / 287
Biology
29 / 562
Political Science
29 / 153
Education Majors
25 / 708
Demography
24 / 778
Mathematics
24 / 200
History
20 / 148
Math Teachers
19 / 154
Clinical Psychology
19 / 188
Economics
18 / 138
Engineering
16 / 498
Law
16 / 97
Gender Studies
15 / 153
Health Science
15 / 140
Social Work
15 / 273
Geography and Cartography
12 / 216
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
11 / 2
Anatomy and Physiology
11 / 168
Psychiatry
10 / 286
Environmental Management
9 / 180
Communications and Public Relations
9 / 67
Sexology
9 / 240
Law Enforcement
9 / 108
Genetics
9 / 140
Ecology
8 / 136
Literature
8 / 2
Healthcare Management (MHA)
8 / 91
Hospitality and Hotel Management
8 / 123
Political Economy
8 / 22
Geology
8 / 567

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 25
1992 6 32
1993 1 43
1994 5 31
1995 12 51
1996 6 115
1997 8 118
1998 9 87
1999 9 97
2000 9 152
2001 5 150
2002 14 217
2003 7 173
2004 12 233
2005 7 271
2006 12 264
2007 7 366
2008 5 342
2009 21 438
2010 26 508
2011 19 682
2012 16 730
2013 25 812
2014 32 767
2015 29 819
2016 24 849
2017 32 729
2018 26 639
2019 32 774
2020 37 929
2021 52 891

Westfield State University alumni

  1. Nettie Stevens

    Nettie Stevens
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1861-1912 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    biologistgeneticistlibrarianzoologist
    Biography

    Nettie Maria Stevens was an American geneticist who discovered sex chromosomes. In 1905, soon after the rediscovery of Mendel's paper on genetics in 1900, she observed that male mealworms produced two kinds of sperm, one with a large chromosome and one with a small chromosome. When the sperm with the large chromosome fertilized eggs, they produced female offspring, and when the sperm with the small chromosome fertilized eggs, they produced male offspring. The pair of sex chromosomes that she studied later became known as the X and Y chromosomes.

  2. Peter Laviolette

    Peter Laviolette
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Peter Philip Laviolette Jr. is an American professional ice hockey head coach for the Washington Capitals and former player. He was previously the head coach of the New York Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes, Nashville Predators, and Philadelphia Flyers. He coached the Hurricanes to a Stanley Cup win in 2006, and later coached the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2010, and the Predators in 2017. Laviolette is the fourth coach in NHL history to lead three teams to the Stanley Cup Finals. He played twelve NHL games, all with the New York Rangers.

  3. Jennifer Lafleur

    Jennifer Lafleur
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    film actoractor
    Biography

    Jennifer Lafleur is an American actress. She is known for appearing in the independent films The Do-Deca-Pentathlon, The Pretty One (2013), The Midnight Swim (2014), MAD (2016) and 6 Years (2015). On television, Lafleur has appeared on the HBO series Big Little Lies, Room 104 and Animals., the Showtime series Billions, American Crime on ABC, Married on FX, Chicago Fire on NBC, Workaholics and Review on Comedy Central, Childrens Hospital and Newsreaders on Adult Swim, and Major Crimes on TNT.

  4. Domenic Sarno

    Domenic Sarno
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Domenic J. Sarno is the current mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts. First elected in 2007, Sarno has won re-election three times since and is a member of the Democratic Party. Winning election to a fourth term in 2019, he is the longest-serving mayor in Springfield's history.

General info

Alternative names WSU
Founded 1838
Colors blue, white
Academic Calendar September to May. Also Summer Session (June - August)
Total FTE staff 787
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 577 Western Ave
Westfield, Massachusetts, 01086-1630
United States
City population 41,000
Phone 4135725300
Fax +1 (413) 572 0520

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