Profile: Westfield State University

Fast Facts

On Campus:60%
  • Fall 09/06-12/21
  • Spring 01/22-05/14

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.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
6%Two or more races

Campus Profile

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 exceptional academics.

Campus Location - 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.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: American Multicultural Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Latin American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Theater Art

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

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Education, Finance/Banking, Management, Marketing

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Journalism, Media News

Computer Science: System Administration

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Physical Sciences, Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Athletic Training Education, Business and Marketing Education, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, French, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Spanish, Special Education, Theatre Education

English: English, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), French, Italian, Spanish

General Studies: Gender Studies, Liberal Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Regional Analysis/Planning

Health and Safety Sciences: Nursing

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems

International Studies: International Relations

Mathematics: Mathematics

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC

Performing Arts: Music, Music Education, Music History, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance

Political Science: American Political Science, International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Political Science

Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

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

Theater: Performance and Directing

Notable Academic Programs
Environmental Sciences
Exercise Science
Criminal Justice

Unique Academic Programs
Aviation Studies
Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management
Women and Gender Studies
Ethnic Studies

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

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 5/16/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $175 Year Plan B Mandatory
Activity Fee: $30 Semester Plan A Optional
ID Card: $10 Year Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee: $100 Year Plan A Optional
Wellness Center Fee: $40 Year Plan A Optional
MASS PIRG Fee: $9 Semester Plan A Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $2755 per semester.

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: 002189

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 Meal Plans Per Semester Notes About Meal Plans
5 Meals/week (commuters or on-campus a View Graduate & Continuing Education Tuition & Fees» Application Fee: $50 5 Meals/Week (Commuters or On-Campus Apartments only) $665.00

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