FAST FACTS
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Location:West Chester
Setting:College-Town
Population:18,471
Enrollment:18,114
On Campus:40%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/26-12/14
  • Spring 1/20-5/8/

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: EVEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

PLAN B: EVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$3,410

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$3,593

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A, PLAN B

Campus Diversity
82%Caucasian
12%African American
2%Hispanic
2%Asian American
1%Native American
1%International
0%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


Our University offers a superb Music Department as well as Theatre and Arts. We are near Washington D.C., New York, Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore. We are located in the suburbs and West Chester is a county seat with a court house. We are a booming little town with many activities and many restaurants. Everything is in 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 just aroung the corner. We are close to Lancaster Co. Amish Country but yet, convenient to the city of Philadelphia and New York for the history and the arts.

Campus Location - Near important cities and beautiful suburbia!

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

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Agricultural Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, American Studies, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Latin American Studies, Russian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Fine Art, Theater Art

Biological Sciences: Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Management, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Public Administration, Public Relations

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geochemistry

Communications: American Sign Language, Communication, Film, Telecommunications

Computer Science: Computer Game Design

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Forensic Science

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Earth Science, Geology, Planetary and Space Sciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Driver and Safety Education, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Instructional Media, Learning Disabilities, Physical Education, Science, Secondary Education, Special Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

English: Comparative Literature, English

Environmental Studies: Ecology, Environmental Health Sciences

Food Science: Nutrition

Foreign Language: Classical Languages, French, German, Latin, Russian, Spanish

General Studies: Arts and Science, Liberal Studies, Social Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: City Planning, Geography, Planning

Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Dental Hygiene, Health Promotion, Kinesiology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Public Health, Respiratory Therapy

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Science

Mathematics: Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Dance, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Theater, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Religious Studies

Political Science: Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Psychology: Psychology

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

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders, Speech Pathology and Audiology

Theater: Performance and Directing

Closed Programs
Nursing

Limitations
Art and Music Majors need to get in touch with Dept. Heads as the classes fill up quickly

Conditions
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 9/26/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $3,410.
  • 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 ($368.48 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 9/26/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee: $200 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Laptop Fee: $10 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Activity Fee: $164 Year Plan A Mandatory
Athletic Fee: $10 Year Plan A Mandatory
Recreation Fee: $133 Year Plan A Mandatory
Health Service Fee: $122 Year Plan A Mandatory
Health Insurance: $10 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Library Fee: $10 Year Plan A Mandatory
ID Card: $10 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Technology Fee: $174 Year Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee: $35 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Textbook Fee: $10 Year Plan A Mandatory
Orientation Fee: $10 Year Plan A Mandatory
Recycling Fee: $10 Year Plan A Mandatory
Newspaper Fee: $10 Year Plan A Mandatory
Transportation Fee: $10 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 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 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 9/26/2014.
  • 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: $2,424
  • 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.
  • $1169.00 declining balance plan.


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