Salem State University

Salem, MA

Salem State University

Salem, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$10,884

$17,024

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
51%
400-499
26%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
57%
400-499
25%
300-399
5%

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

67%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,985
Declined 840
Total Received 5,825
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Public

5,845

undergraduate students

1,861

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 7,706
Established in 1854
Coeducational Coeducational

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62-acre, suburban campus in Salem (population: 43,415), 15 miles from Boston. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Boston. School operates transportation to downtown Salem. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Logan International

Salem State University
352 Lafayette Street
Salem
01970

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Program Council
  • Residence Hall Association
  • Multicultural Student Association
  • International Student Association

Top Events

  • Student Involvement and Activities Block Party
  • Multicultural Student Association Back to School Party
  • SSUphoria Electronic Dance Music Concert
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Campus Facts

  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
51%
400-499
26%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
57%
400-499
25%
300-399
5%

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline May 1
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.17

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,985
Declined 840
Total Received 5,825

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

application essay
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $910
Room & board $12,896
Additional fees $9,974
Total $23,780
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Cheerleading, Football, Rugby, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Cheerleading, Football, Rugby, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting and Finance
Acting
Advertising
American History (United States)
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Commercial and Advertising Art
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Biology
European History
Finance, General
Fire Services Administration
General Studies
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Painting
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Photography
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Printmaking
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Public/Applied History
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Sculpture
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Writing, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

7,706

total students

96%

in-state

4%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

5,845
students

Female
67%
3,919

Male
40%
2,354

24%

1,861
students

Female
61%
1,141

Male
16%
292

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

79%

4,997
students

Female
63%
3,134

Male
37%
1,863

21%

1,276
students

Female
62%
785

Male
38%
491

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 73%
Student 4 year graduation rate 40%
Student 5 year graduation rate 15%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
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

505

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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