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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Westfield
Population | 40,535
Enrollment | 4,300
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host

Term Dates
Fall | 09/03-12/19
Spring | 01/21-05/09

Westfield State University

Westfield, MA


About This Campus

Founded in 1839 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.

Location Information

Westfield is located about 2 hours from Boston and Providence and about 3 hours from New York City in the southwest corner of Massachusetts, with public transportation available out of nearby Springfield, MA. We have a beautiful 256-acre tree-lined campus, which has recently been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus.

Helpful Information

Incoming NSE students will have access to our International Programs Office Peer Mentors Program, as our office hosts the NSE program. The Peer Mentors will organize activities, help with arrival pick-ups and departure drop-offs, and serve as a resource on campus.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Open
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Open
Understand Chances of Placement


  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
There may be limitations for mid/upper-level courses in Education, Health Sciences, Nursing, and Social Work.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Criminal Justice - Gain a broad understanding of criminal justice institutions, criminology, and contemporary issues related to the field—such as cybercrime, globalized crime, crime against the elderly, mental health, and crime and racism within the Criminal Justice System itself. Each year, the largest criminal justice, government, and non-profit career fair in the Northeast is held on campus.
  • Nursing - Westfield State University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is designed to prepare you to deliver skilled, compassionate, client-centered care to individuals, families, and communities. You’ll learn how to utilize cultural and ethical understanding as well as demonstrate leadership in healthcare. Our highly affordable program is ranked as one of the best values in the state of Massachusetts and offers direct admit for prelicensure—including a freshman course to assimilate into the program.
  • Education - Inspire, empower, and guide future generations when you earn your teaching degree at Westfield State University. Founded in 1839 as a teacher preparation school, our mission is—and always has been—to prepare future educators for teaching within a democratic society. You’ll benefit from our legacy of experience and dedication as well as robust and rigorous programming designed to prepare you to embrace diversity, build inclusive learning communities, teach for social justice, and engage in scholarship and reflection.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Data Science - Embark on a dynamic future with a bachelor's degree in data science. Delve into data structures, data mining, AI, and programming, gaining hands-on expertise.
  • Movement Science - Join the Department of Sports Medicine and Human Performance and become part of our “Exercise is Medicine” campus. Our community values hands-on experiences, fosters professional growth, and equips candidates for success in the dynamic fields of human movement. Choose one of our five dynamic concentrations for specialization, including: Sports Medicine, Physical Education Licensure, Exercise Science, Preventive Care and Physical Activity, or Adventure Education.
  • Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies - Choose to earn your Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies or Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies and create a customized degree that suits your unique goals and requirements. Our flexible Liberal Studies program gives you the freedom to study a field that is not otherwise offered here at Westfield State University, such as Hospitality Management, Film, Music, or Hospital Administration. You’ll work with the program chair to design a course of study that meets your individual needs. Plus, you’ll get the support and personalized attention you need to succeed.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Art, Art Education... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper or 79.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.50
Summer Exchange
  • N/A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/13/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $6182.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18 ($70.00 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 18 ($70.00 per additional hour)

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $150.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
ID Card $20 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $100 Semester Host & Home Optional
Wellness Center Fee $92.50 Semester Host & Home Optional
International Student (Canadian Students) Fee $250 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Health insurance is mandatory, but can be waived if the student already has a comparable policy.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/13/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Meal Plans Notes About Meal Plans
More information about the plans can be found at: https://www.westfield.ma.edu/offices/dining-services/meal-plans


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/13/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $3779 Year Host & Home Waiver Available

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Westfield State uses University Health Plans, and current pricing can be found on their website.
Waivable only if student has an existing, equitable health insurance.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $3,779 per year.


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