Westfield State University (WSC)

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Westfield State University can be found in Westfield, MA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. WSC has an enrollment of approximately six thousand students.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to Westfield State University. A score in the range of 980 to 1150 on the SAT exam, or 18 to 24 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Westfield State University (WSC) average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.25 for accepted students. 87% of all those who apply are admitted to WSC, from which 27% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at westfield.ma.edu.

Overall Westfield State University (WSC) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Westfield State University was reported as 87.2% in Fall 2020 with over 4,460 applications submitted to WSC. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • WSC ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • WSC Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Westfield State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of WSC is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Westfield State University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 77.9%
  • 2017-2018: 85.3%
  • 2018-2019: 86.1%
  • 2019-2020: 87.2%
  • Projected WSC Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 79.4%

How Does Westfield State University (WSC) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for WSC is fifty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
College of Our Lady of the Elms75.1%
Bay Path College71.8%
American International College64.6%
Springfield College68.1%
Mount Holyoke College38.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Westfield State University (WSC) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 580
Math490 - 570
Total Score980 - 1150
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score18 - 24
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