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Begin Your Journey: New Student Orientation!

Join our New Student Orientation for connections, resources, and a smooth transition. We can't wait to start this exciting journey together. 

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Programs that meet your needs.

We offer a wide variety of programs in flexible learning formats online, on campus, or a combination of both. Choose to learn part- or full-time to fit your needs and schedule.

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Save money on your education.

We’re ranked as one of the “Best Value Colleges and Universities” in the nation and keep our tuition costs simple and easy to understand. Our expert advisors help you find and explore all of your financial aid options, making it easier for you to invest in your future and hit the ground running after graduation. 

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  • Get individualized attention to help you succeed and thrive — no matter your goals.

  • Our tuition is 24% lower than the national average for public universities, so you save more on your education.

  • We offer one-of-a-kind programs, small class sizes, and top-ranked online learning to prepare you for the road ahead.

Start your journey—apply today.

The opportunities you get from your professors, the personal connection you have with them... you might not have those same connections outside of here. The faculty here really want to see you succeed; they’re my biggest cheerleaders in everything, and I think that’s very special.

Ailish Ferrick, '25
Double major in history and urban and regional planning

Explore a welcoming community. Experience personalized academic support, engaging student organizations, opportunities for internships, research, and study abroad. Excel as a student, a leader, an artist, an athlete, and a future professional.

Westfield State University’s 256-acre campus lies just west of Springfield in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts—ideally located for outdoor adventures in the Berkshires, as well as access to the city centers of Hartford and Boston. Our engaging campus culture offers plenty of opportunities to build connections beyond the classroom. And our state-of-the-art campus facilities offer cutting-edge technology to ensure you have access to the latest resources in your area of study.

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  • Nursing students attending seminar visit
  • Alex Moore teaching students in a classroom
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  • 70+

    clubs & orgs

  • 20+

    varsity sports teams

  • 700+

    internship opportunities

High-quality affordable education that prepares you for your career.

A College of Distinction

Westfield State University has been named a College of Distinction for the 2024-2025 academic year, marking its commitment to providing a high-quality undergraduate education that focuses on hands-on learning, strong student-teacher relationships, a vibrant campus life, and successful outcomes. Learn more about our rankings, awards, and distinctions.

Colleges of Distinction 2024-2025 Awards

Excel at Westfield State University.