“Beyond the Guidebook”  College Representative Questionnaire


10/1/18 @ 1:35 PM

Name of College:

Westfield State University

Name of Representative:

Juan Gonzalez

Email Address:


Phone Number:

Office: 413-572-5290

College Web Page:


Please give some examples of high profile events held on campus last year  (i.e. concerts. speakers, political debates, etc.):        

Speakers Series - Fall Semester

First - year read - Author invited to campus.

Criminal Justice / Non-Profit Career Fair

What percentage of students stay on campus during the weekends?

67% of students live on campus.

New initiatives on campus and/or institutional goals?

The Westfield State Experience.

Road Map for student success @ Westfield.

What is something you might find at the school that may not exist at any other school?

Banacos Academic Center (Disability Services)

If located outside of New England, what New England area schools is your institution similar to?


What is the distance to the nearest big city? And what is that city?

Springfield, MA

What is the approximate distance from Westborough, driving and/or flying?

About 54 minutes or or 1 hour.

What are your most popular majors?

Criminal Justice, Education, Business Manager

What are your newest and/or most unique majors?

Nursing, Environmental Science

What majors are you hoping to grow?

Health Sciences

Will applying “undecided” for a major affect a student’s chances for acceptance?


Is there a statistical advantage to applying early decision or early action?

No Early Action or Early Decision.

If interviews are required or recommended, where and by whom are they conducted?


Are students automatically considered for merit scholarships with the application to the school?

Yes, during application review process.

What percentage of demonstrated financial aid do you meet?

91% of students receive some type of aid.

Is there anything else a student should know that they will not easily find in a guidebook or online?