Profile: West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Fast Facts

Location:West Chester
On Campus:40%
  • Fall 08/28-12/16
  • Spring 1/22-5/11

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

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:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
2%Two or more races

Campus Profile

The borough of West Chester is a beautiful suburban college town with a vibrant presence thanks to its thriving small business, engaged local community, and of course West Chester University students! The town of West Chester is within walking distance of the campus and we have buses that connect to train service and the larger shopping centers. King of Prussia is one of the notably recognized shopping centers in the country and is just a short bus or car ride away. We are also close to Lancaster Co. Amish Country and other cultural attractions. West Chester also has the benefit of not only being close to Philadelphia, but it is within a short train or car ride journey to Washington, D.C., New York City and the Jersey Shore.
West Chester offers a superb Music Department, as well a Theater and Arts. There are also many opportunities for student involvement in student organizations.

Campus Location - West Chester is a suburban college town located 25 miles southeast of Philadelphia. It is within a short train or car ride journey to Washington, D.C. and New York City.

Helpful Information - Prefer students to live on campus. You will become more involved in campus life. Scheduling of classes gets difficult and there are more class time opportunities if close to campus. Since you cannot register for classes until the non-degree registration opens, scheduling for some popular majors is difficult. Please try to be flexible and have some Gen Ed classes in your request for classes.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Design, Graphic Design, Studio Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sports Medicine

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Biology/Life Science, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Business: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business, Finance/Banking, International Business, Management, Marketing

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry

Communications: Communication

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences, Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, Secondary Education, Special Education

Engineering: Engineering Physics

English: English, Literature, Writing

Environmental Studies: Conservation, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Environmental Health Sciences

Food Science: Nutrition

Foreign Language: French, German, Language and Culture, Latin, Russian, Spanish

General Studies: Arts and Science, Liberal Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Environmental Planning, Geography, Urban Planning, Urban Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Chiropractic, Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Environmental Health, Exercise Science, Health Education, Health Promotion, Health Science, Kinesiology, Medical Technology, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Respiratory Therapy

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

International Studies: International Relations

Marine Sciences: Marine Sciences

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computation Science, Mathematical Economics, Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Dance, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Government, International Affairs/Relations, Political Science, Public Policy Studies

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

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

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Theater: Performance and Directing

Closed Programs

Art and Music Majors need to get in touch with Dept. Chair as these classes may require review or audition

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 8/11/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee: $200 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $35 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

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 eligible 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:

Use FAFSA CODE: 003328

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
Our Housing Dept. works well with us to supply housing for our NSE students.

Meal Plans Per Semester

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