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Westfield State University

Westfield, MA


  • Type
    4-year • Public
  • Campus Life
    Medium • Suburban
  • Average Per Year After Aid
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Westfield State University is a medium, 4-year, public university. This coed college is located in a large town in a suburban setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers bachelor's, certificate, and master's degrees.

From the Institution

Continuing the legacy of its founder, Horace Mann, who in 1839 established it as America's first public institution of higher education without regard to race, gender, or economic class, Westfield State has emphasized the student as the center of the University. Westfield State builds upon a tradition of excellence and innovation by engaging students in a dynamic and diverse learning community. Through rigorous academic and applied learning, students become leaders in society. They are helped to develop intellectually and to use their knowledge and skills to improve the social and economic conditions in their communities through civic engagement. The University emphasizes the importance of collaborative education, distinguished and strengthened by a general education program that links the arts and sciences with professional studies, and by opportunities for experiential and community-based learning. Westfield State's growth is reflected in its expanded academic offerings and opportunities for international study and exchange, as well as the institutionalization of undergraduate research, civic engagement, and internships. The University has secured funding to renovate its oldest academic building into a state-of-the-art hub that will host the CoLab (to foster innovation and collaboration between WSU and community partnerships) and the Center for Student Success and Engagement, in addition to modernized learning and teaching space and technology as well as faculty and staff offices. Its partnerships with community colleges and University of Massachusetts Law School have streamlined transfer transitions and provided more degree pathways and increased accessibility for a growing number of students. Its collaborations with local government, businesses, and area not-for-profits continue to contribute to the ongoing revitalization of the City of Westfield and the regional economy of Western Massachusetts.

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March 1
Financial Aid Application Due

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