FAST FACTS
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Location:Westfield
Setting:Suburban
Population:40,000
Enrollment:6,046
On Campus:60%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 09/03-12/19
  • Spring 01/20-05/11

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: OPEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$4,149

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$4,334

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A, PLAN B

Campus Diversity
80%Caucasian
4%African American
7%Hispanic
1%Asian American
1%Native American
1%International
6%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
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


Founded in 1838 by Horace Mann, Westfield State is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, creed or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society. As you visit our beautiful campus, I think that you'll discover why U.S. News & World Report ranked us first among our state peers in the category of "Regional Universities - North" in its latest "Best Colleges" edition and why MASSInc named us "Massachusetts' Best Value," preceding all public and private institutions of higher education in our state. We've much to celebrate - affordability and exceptional academics.

Campus Location - Westfield is located about 2 hours from Boston and Providence and about 3 hours from New York City in the southwest corner of Massachusetts. WSU enjoys a beautiful tree-lined 256-acre campus.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Aerospace Sciences: Aviation Studies

Area Studies: Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Theater Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Movement Studies

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business, Management

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Junior High/Middle School, Secondary Education, Special Education

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), Spanish

General Studies: Gender Studies, Liberal Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Regional Analysis/Planning

Health and Safety Sciences: Nursing

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems

Mathematics: Mathematics

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC

Performing Arts: Music, Music Education

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

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

Theater: Performance and Directing

Notable Academic Programs
Communication, Environmental Sciences, Exercise Science, Music, Criminal Justice

Unique Academic Programs
Aviation Studies, Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management, Women and Gender Studies, Nursing, Ethnic Studies

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

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
  • Available
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 6/19/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $4,149.
  • 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 ($70.00 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 18 ($70.00 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/19/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $175 Year Plan B Mandatory
Activity Fee: $30 Semester Plan A Optional
ID Card: $10 Year Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee: $100 Year Plan A Optional
Wellness Center Fee: $40 Year Plan A Optional
MASS PIRG Fee: $9 Semester Plan A Optional

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
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002189

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 6/19/2014.
  • 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: $2,660
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus:
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1632.00 per semester for 10 meals per week.
  • $1674.00 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $1716.50 per semester for 19 meals per week.


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