FAST FACTS
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Location:West Chester
Setting:College-Town
Population:18,461
Enrollment:16,611
On Campus:40%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/20-12/15
  • Spring 1/22-5/11

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: OPEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

PLAN B: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$4,860

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$4,035

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A, PLAN B

Campus Diversity
78%White
11%Black
5%Hispanic/Latino
3%Asian
1%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%Two or more races
1%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


The borough of West Chester is a beautiful suburban college town with a vibrant presence thanks to its thriving small business, engaged local community, and of course West Chester University students! The town of West Chester is within walking distance of the campus and we have buses that connect to train service and the larger shopping centers. King of Prussia is one of the notably recognized shopping centers in the country and is just a short bus or car ride away. We are also close to Lancaster Co. Amish Country and other cultural attractions. West Chester also has the benefit of not only being close to Philadelphia, but it is within a short train or car ride journey to Washington, D.C., New York City and the Jersey Shore.
West Chester offers a superb Music Department, as well a Theater and Arts. There are also many opportunities for student involvement in student organizations.

Campus Location - West Chester is a suburban college town located 25 miles southeast of Philadelphia. It is within a short train or car ride journey to Washington, D.C. and New York City.

Helpful Information - Prefer students to live on campus. Get to be a part of the campus functions. Scheduling of classes gets difficult and there are more class time opportunities if close to campus.

Programs
Closed Programs
Nursing

Limitations
Art and Music Majors need to get in touch with Dept. Chair as these classes may require review or audition

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Studio Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sports Medicine

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Biology/Life Science, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Business: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, International Business, Management, Marketing

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry

Communications: Communication

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences, Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, Secondary Education, Special Education

Engineering: Engineering Physics

English: English, Literature, Writing

Environmental Studies: Conservation, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Environmental Health Sciences

Food Science: Nutrition

Foreign Language: French, German, Language and Culture, Latin, Russian, Spanish

General Studies: Arts and Science, Liberal Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Environmental Planning, Geography, Spatial Geographic Information Science, Urban Planning, Urban Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Chiropractic, Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Environmental Health, Exercise Science, Health Education, Health Promotion, Health Science, Kinesiology, Medical Technology, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Respiratory Therapy

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

International Studies: International Relations

Marine Sciences: Marine Sciences

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computation Science, Mathematical Economics, Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Dance, Design/Technical, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Theater Arts Administration, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Government, International Affairs/Relations, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Theater: Performance and Directing

Conditions
Registration Priority
  • After campus students
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • "NONE"
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, 213 computer or 80 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 8/9/2016.
  • Estimated cost: $4,860.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 18
  • Plan B: 18 ($302 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 8/9/2016.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee: $200 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $35 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • Perkins
Use FAFSA CODE: 003328

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 8/9/2016.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $2,638
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus: n/a
Notes About Housing
Our Housing Dept. works well with us to supply housing for our NSE students.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1396.54 declining balance plan.


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.