Tuition & Fees

$10,278

$16,706

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
41%
400-499
40%
300-399
9%
600-699
8%
500-599
41%
400-499
42%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
34%
400-499
48%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

62%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,517
Declined + 1,622
Total Received 6,139
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Public

7,346

undergraduate students

1,655

graduate students

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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 9,001
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: 43,132), 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
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
67%
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

700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
41%
400-499
40%
300-399
9%
600-699
8%
500-599
41%
400-499
42%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
34%
400-499
48%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
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 of some

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,517
Declined + 1,622
Total Received 6,139

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Mary Dunn
Executive Director, Partnership Development and Outreach
P: 978 542-6200
F: 978 542-6893
admissions@salemstate.edu

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Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

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

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art
Athletic Training
Bilingual Education
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Cartography/Geographic Information Systems
Chemistry
Communications
Community Education
Computer Science
Counseling/Psychological
Criminal Justice
Dance
ESL Education
Early Education/Care
Economics
Elementary Education
English
Fire Science
GIS (Geographic Information System)
Geographic Information Sciences
Geography
Geological Sciences
Health Care Studies
Higher Education/Student Affairs
History
Liberal Studies
Library Media Studies
Mathematics
Middle School
Music
Nursing
Nursing/L.P.N. to B.S.N.
Occupational Therapy
Philosophy
Physical Education
Political Science
Psychology
Reading in Education
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sports/Movement Science
Technology in Education
Theatre Arts
Theatre/Speech Communication
World Languages/Cultures
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Undergraduate

82%

7,346
students

Female
62%
4,525

Male
38%
2,821

Graduate

18%

1,655
students

Female
75%
1,249

Male
25%
406

undergraduateFull-time

79%

5,864
students

Female
62%
3,604

Male
38%
2,260

undergraduatePart-time

21%

1,482
students

Female
63%
921

Male
37%
561

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

82%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
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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