Tuition & Fees

$10,885

$17,640

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
20%
500-599
54%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
59%
400-499
25%
300-399
3%
600-699
5%
500-599
34%
400-499
48%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,066
Declined + 1,119
Total Received 6,185
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Public

7,110

undergraduate students

1,592

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 3522
ACT 1910

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 8,702
Established in 1854
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  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)

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Salem, MA

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.

Salem State University
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
69%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
20%
500-599
54%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
59%
400-499
25%
300-399
3%
600-699
5%
500-599
34%
400-499
48%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 15 (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

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,066
Declined + 1,119
Total Received 6,185

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

Jackie Haas
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 978 542-6200
F: 978 542-6893
admissions@salemstate.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 978 542-8000
F: 978 542-8520
finaid@salemstate.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Judy Cramer
Director of Financial Aid
judy.cramer@salemstate.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Running, Ultimate Frisbee, Rugby

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading, Running, Spirit Team, Ultimate Firsbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Flag Football, Scuba Diving, Soccer, Softball

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Athletic Directors

Tracey Hathaway (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Nicolle Wood (women's)
Student-Athlete Affairs/marketing/swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advanced Early Childhood Education
Advanced Physical Education
Advanced Studies Elementary Education
Advanced Studies Special Education
Art
Art Teacher Education
Athletic Training
Behavior Analysis
Biology
Business Administration
Cartography/Geographic Information Systems
Chemistry
Communications
Community Education
Computer Science
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Dance
Early Childhood Education/PreK-2
Early Education/Care
Economics
Elementary Education/K-6
English
English Arts
Fire Science
Geographic Information Sciences
Geography
Geological Sciences
Health Care Studies
Higher Education/Student Affairs
History
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Liberal Studies
Library Media Studies
Mathematics
Middle Grades Mathematics Education
Music
Nursing
Nursing/L.P.N. to B.S.N.
Nursing/R.N. to B.S.N.
Occupational Therapy
Philosophy
Physical Education
Political Science
Psychology
Reading Teacher Education
School Adjustment Counseling
School Counseling Education
Secondary Education/English
Secondary Education/History
Secondary Education/Mathematics
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Adolescence Education/7-12
Special Education Teaching
Sports/Movement Science
TESOL
Theatre Arts
Theatre/Speech Communication
World Languages/Cultures
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

8,702

total students

97%

in-state

3%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

7,110
students

Female
62%
4,395

Male
38%
2,715

18%

1,592
students

Female
77%
1,219

Male
23%
373

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

5,792
students

Female
62%
3,584

Male
38%
2,208

19%

1,318
students

Female
62%
811

Male
38%
507

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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
15%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

82%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

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

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
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