FAST FACTS
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Location:Worcester
Setting:Urban
Population:785,347
Enrollment:5,700
On Campus:33%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 09/04-12/23
  • Spring 01/22-05/16

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: UNEVEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

PLAN B: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$4,327

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$4,950

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN B

Campus Diversity
71%Caucasian
7%African American
7%Hispanic
1%Asian American
1%Native American
3%International
10%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Outgoing 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


Worcester State University is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a city of 180,000 which is located 45 miles west of Boston. Also known as The City of Seven Hills, Worcester is the five time recipient of the All-American City Award and is a vibrant college city with 10 colleges and universities. There are many cultural and performance outlets including the Worcester Art Museum, Higgins Armory, Mechanics Hall, The Hanover Theatre and the DCU Center. Additionally, there are an assortment of restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes and sporting events. Central Massachusetts offers a wide variety of activities throughout the year.

Campus Location - Worcester State University is located at 486 Chandler Street, in Worcester, Massachusetts 01602 a thriving community of over 172,000 residents.Worcester State University is located in in the Tatnuck

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Art/Design/Fine Art: Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, International Business, Management

Chemistry: Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Journalism, Print Media

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Physical Sciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Health Education, Preschool Education

English: Creative Writing, English, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Studies

Foreign Language: Spanish

Forestry: Biotechnology

General Studies: Arts and Science, Gender Studies, Humanities, Natural Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Physical Geography, Urban Studies

Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Gerontology, Health Education, Nursing, Occupational Therapy

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Music, Theater Arts/Drama

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Industrial Psychology, Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Science

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Theater: Performance and Directing

Closed Programs
Nursing, Occupational Therapy

Limitations
Education/

Notable Academic Programs
Visual Arts, Communication Disorders, Nursing, Occupational Therapy

Unique Academic Programs
Community Health, Health Education, Middle Eastern Studies, Urban Studies, Biotechnology

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, 217 computer or 79 Internet
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A
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 3/24/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $4,327.
  • 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: 19
  • Plan B: 19
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 3/24/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $100 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Activity Fee: $34 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Service Fee: $43 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Health Insurance: $600 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Technology Fee: $135 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $36 Semester Plan B Optional
Res Activity Fee: $25 Semester Plan B Optional

Important Notes: .

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
Use FAFSA CODE: 002190

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 3/24/2014.
  • 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: $3,500
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 2
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 2
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $400
  • Proximity to campus: 1 mile
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1490 per semester for 20 meals per week.


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