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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Westfield
Population | 40,000
Enrollment | 5,013
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host

Term Dates
Fall | 09/05-12/22
Spring | 01/16-05/08

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. We've much to celebrate - affordability and

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. WSU enjoys a beautiful tree-lined 256-acre 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
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  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Notable Academic Programs
  • Communication - Includes the opportunity for a student-defined concentration
  • Environmental Sciences - In addition to the major, there are minors in Restoration Ecology, Wetlands Planning and Management, and Wildlife Conservation
  • Nursing
  • Music - Composition, Education, History, Jazz Studies, Management, Performance and Therapy Concentrations
  • Criminal Justice

Unique Academic Programs

  • Ethnic and Gender Studies - Offered as both a major and minor
  • Economics Double Majors - Economics and Finance, Economics and Mathematics, and Economics and Political Science
  • Vocational Technical Education
  • Movement Science - Adventure Education Concentration; Preventative Care and Physical Activity Concentration
  • Theatre Arts Design and Technology

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Actuarial Science, Ancient Studies... ++ 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, 213.00 computer or 89.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/12/23

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: $5940.
  • 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 $10 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $100 Semester Host & Home Optional
Wellness Center Fee $92.50 Semester Host & Home Optional
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/12/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Meal Plans Notes About Meal Plans
We offer 6 different meal plans that provide a varying number of meals. 4 of these meal plans could be applicable to NSE students: 1. Nestor's Plan: unlimited swipes in the dining commons, 2 meals per period in the bistro. 250 dining dollars. $4960 per year. 2. Blue 15: 15 meal swipes per week. 300 dining dollars. $4742 per year. 3. Gold 10: 10 meal swipes per week. 400 dining dollars. Not available to freshmen. $4522 per year. 4. Hoot! 5: 5 meal swipes per week. 300 dining dollars. Only available to seniors. $2704 per year.


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/12/23

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

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Approximate amount for Fall ONLY is 1570; Spring ONLY is 2200.
Waivable only if student has existing health insurance.

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


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