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Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

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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.

2023/2024 Placement

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Host Payment
Excellent
Home Payment
Excellent

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and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

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Location | Westfield
Population | 40,000
Enrollment | 6,248
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 09/05-12/20
Spring | 01/22-05/13

Campus Diversity

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1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 2%
Black | 5%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 10%
Two or more | 4%
White | 73%
Other | 4%
International | 0%

Academics

Registration
  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
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

Options
Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Ancient Studies, Animal Behavior and Ethology... ++ show all

Conditions

GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
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 79.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 04/07/22

Finances
  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $5699.50.
  • 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 Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment 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 Home Payment students.
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
Activity Fee $30.00 Semester Host & Home Optional
ID Card $10 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $100 Semester Host & Home Optional
Wellness Center Fee $90 Semester Host & Home Optional

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 04/07/22

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 60% living on campus
  • Double: $4000.00
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1000.00
  • Proximity to campus: 0
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Housing is available for NSE students, who are housed with our local and international students.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
5 Meals/week (commuters or on-campus with approval) $700/semester). Application Fee: $50 5 Meals/Week (Commuters or On-Campus Apartments only) $665.00

Health

Figures per Semester are current as of 04/07/22

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1800.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $2,985 per semester.

Requirements

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