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ACCEPTANCE RATE

87.16%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

86%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

16:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

14

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$5,474

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Westfield State University (WNE)

1215 Wilbraham Rd, Springfield, MA

Westfield State University was formerly known as Westfield State College.  WSU provides a variety of degree programs for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Westfield, MA and publically funded. Approximately 5,900 students are enrolled annually at Westfield State University.

Areas of study available at WSU include:

  • Security And Protective Services
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Psychology

To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions committee. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 920 - 1110 on the SAT and within the range of 19 - 24 for the ACT exam is typical among students admitted to WSU. This school has an admissions rate of about 61% of which only 36% chose to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found at westfield.ma.edu.

Tuition & fees at WSU vary for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs approximately $8,700 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $15,000 per year. The cost of on-campus housing is estimated to be $6,000 annually. Some students at Westfield State University may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically offered in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Westfield State College "Owls" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)

Students should visit the school's http://www.westfield.ma.edu/ to view additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants WNE accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Westfield State University has a total student population of about 6,100. The student body is made up of 88% undergraduate students and 16% graduate students.

$16,100

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $16,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State: $970-$1,200
    • Out-of-State: $7,100-$8,460
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $320 to $380 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid86%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships59%$6,352
Receiving Student Loans75%$7,445
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Westfield State University may provide services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

WNE is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III with football classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc)
  • Basketball (Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc)
  • Track and Field (Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (New England Football Conference)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • English Language and Literature

  • Mathematics and Statistics

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