Westfield State University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - ExcellentQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - Very BadCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Good
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Westfield State University is a medium four-year, public school with 6,085 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1838 and is the only school located in Westfield, Massachusetts.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
54
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 54 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Criminal Justice, Business, General Studies, and Psychology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools and colleges.
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.

Student Retention
81%
The rate of student retention at Westfield State University is high at 81% (above Massachusetts average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Westfield State University is below average: 58%.

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
$14,500
Average tuition costs are low, around $7,100 a year. The additional fees at WSU not covered by tuition are roughly $7,400, which comes to $14,500 per year.

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

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
64%
According to recent data, 4,941 applications were submitted and 3,173 were accepted; so it is not very hard 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 test score info at Westfield State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,800
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 WSU, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Westfield State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 2,800 students, which offers a reasonable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable - approximately $5,800 a year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Westfield State University. 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 obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, Westfield State University seems 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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