Tuition & Fees

$9,736

$15,876

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
8%
500-599
39%
400-499
44%
300-399
9%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
40%
400-499
45%
300-399
5%
600-699
7%
500-599
36%
400-499
46%
300-399
11%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,739
Declined + 1,477
Total Received 5,216
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Public

7,664

undergraduate students

1,637

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Nursing
  3. Education
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Codes

SAT 3522
ACT 1910

School Facts

Salem State, founded in 1854, is a public, liberal arts university. Its 62-acre campus is located in Salem, 15 miles north of Boston.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 9,301
Established in 1854
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Salem, MA

62-acre, suburban campus in Salem (population: 42,219), 15 miles from Boston. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Boston. School operates transportation to downtown Salem. Public transportation serves campus.

Salem State University
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
65%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
8%
500-599
39%
400-499
44%
300-399
9%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
40%
400-499
45%
300-399
5%
600-699
7%
500-599
36%
400-499
46%
300-399
11%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
April 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,739
Declined + 1,477
Total Received 5,216

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Mary Dunn
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 978 542-6200
F: 978 542-6893
admissions@salemstate.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
ECAC Hockey (Division III), Little East Conference (Division III), Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Vikings
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art
Bilingual Education
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Communications
Counseling/Psychological
Criminal Justice
ESL Education
Economics
Education
Elementary Education
English
Fire Science
Foreign Language
GIS (Geographic Information System)
Geographic Information Sciences
Geography
Geological Sciences
Higher Education/Student Affairs
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Library Media Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing/Decision Sciences
Mathematics
Middle School
Music
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Reading in Education
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sports/Movement Science
Technology in Education
Theatre/Speech Communication
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Undergraduate

82%

7,664
students

Female
61%
4,651

Male
39%
3,013

Graduate

18%

1,637
students

Female
74%
1,213

Male
26%
424

undergraduateFull-time

76%

5,834
students

Female
61%
3,520

Male
39%
2,314

undergraduatePart-time

24%

1,830
students

Female
62%
1,131

Male
38%
699

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 56
Countries most often represented Albania
Brazil
China
Japan
Kenya
Nepal
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Don Ross
Director of Center for International Education
978 542-6351
cie@salemstate.edu

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