Located 90 miles west of Boston in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, Westfield State University is a mid-sized, public liberal arts university with 4,200 undergraduate students. Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, the father of American public education, Westfield State University fosters intellectual curiosity, encourages critical thinking, inspires civic engagement, and promotes a global perspective. A public teaching institution offering quality programs in the liberal arts and sciences with complementing professional studies curricula, we are grounded in our founding principles of academic excellence and educating all in a diverse and welcoming community. Westfield State develops the knowledge, skills, and character essential for students to reach their full potential and become responsible leaders in society.
Student Population: 3,200 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students
Student/Staff Ratio: 15:1
Enrollment Dates: September & January
Accreditation: Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education – NECHE
Most Popular Programs: Business Management, Criminal Justice, Education, Psychology, and Communications
Campus Life: Most residential state college in Massachusetts. Over 70 clubs and organizations to join.
Residential Options: On-campus residency or Commuter
Typical Annual Total Tuition & Fees:
Estimated tuition and fees $17,580.00
Estimated room and board charges $13, 024.00
(Includes room accommodations and meals)
Student Health Insurance $3,663.00
(waivable if student has their own insurance)
Estimated other expenses
(Personal expenses, transportation, books, etc.) $4,000.00
A $5,000 International Student Scholarship is available to international students based on their academic achievements.