Westfield State University Rankings

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In the World#6120 of 14178
In North America#1587 of 2629
In the United States#1504 of 2528
In Massachusetts#68 of 90
In Westfield#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
87%
Average SAT
1065
Average ACT
21
Aid receiving
86%
Undergraduates
5,069
Graduates
726
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate

Westfield State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate87%81%91%
Applicants4,4551,6992,756
Admissions3,8831,3752,508
Freshmen enrolled full time1,039472567
Freshmen enrolled part time422

1,962 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

434 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
940 or 90%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 980
or below

75% of them
had 1150
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Westfield State University are 980-1150 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
48 or 5%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 24
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Westfield State University are 18-24 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Other Tests Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White4149 (72%)
Hispanic607 (10%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown412 (7%)
Black or African American297 (5%)
Two or more races183 (3%)
Asian100 (2%)
Nonresident Alien28 (0.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native6 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander3 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,456
Students receiving aid
86%

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$9,879$4,608
Fee in-state$9,879$4,608
Fee out-of-state$9,879$4,608

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,635
Combined charge for room and board$12,507
Room charge$8,136
Meal charge$4,371

Westfield State University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Business & Commerce, General233
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies21416
Social Work4170
Psychology, General1021
Elementary Education and Teaching7711
Speech Communication and Rhetoric73
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General67
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse61
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies56
Kindergarten & Preschool Education and Teaching478
Biology & Biological Sciences, General511
History, General426
Environmental Science40
Special Education and Teaching, General287
English Language and Literature, General312
Political Science and Government, General25
Counseling Psychology22
Art & Art Studies, General17
Information Science & Studies15
Economics, General14
Public Administration13
Music, General12
Mathematics, General12
Computer Science11
City & Urban, Community and Regional Planning10
Spanish Language and Literature8
Sociology8
Psychology, Other7
Athletic Training & Trainer6
Accounting6
Reading Teacher Education6
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other5
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching14
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other4
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education22
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General4
History Teacher Education3
Chemistry, General3
Mathematics Teacher Education2
Music Teacher Education1
Physical Sciences1
Grand Total1,325184
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate61%57%65%
  • Full-time retention rate - 72%
  • Part-time retention rate - 25%

Publications & Citations

Publications
496
Citations
9,986

Publication count by topic

Psychology
162
Sociology
66
Political science
34
Medicine
31
Biology
27
History
19
Computer science
19
Business
18
Geography
18
Art
18
Mathematics
17
Economics
11
Environmental science
8
Philosophy
7
Geology
6
Engineering
6
Chemistry
4
Materials science
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Psychology13076,661
Sociology1385931
Geology1753504
Political science2031160
Geography2616181
Engineering3011290
Philosophy33971
Art35031
Business359387
Economics378339
Medicine3877375
Environmental science389074
Biology4354293
Mathematics476344
Materials science515320
Computer science518949
Chemistry581914

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990216
1991420
1992421
1993136
1994523
1995739
1996684
1997582
1998964
1999986
20009128
20015117
200211177
20037149
200411217
20055249
200613247
20076315
20085306
200921399
201024445
201118533
201213609
201326692
201431684
201529696
201618708
201730617
201824505
201932617
202037791

General info

Alternative namesWSU
Founded1838
WikipediaWestfield State University
Colorsblue, white
Academic CalendarSeptember to May. Also Summer Session (June - August)
Total FTE staff857
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address577 Western Ave
Westfield, Massachusetts, 01086-1630
United States
City population41,000
Phone4135725300
Fax+1 (413) 572 0520

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