Salem State University

Salem, MA

Salem State University

Salem, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$11,675

$17,815

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,688
Declined 869
Total Received 6,557
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Public

7,512

undergraduate students

1,831

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 9,343
Established in 1854
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Salem State University
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA
01970

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
69%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (priority deadline) February 15
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,688
Declined 869
Total Received 6,557

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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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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Financial Aid

73%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$6,505

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $910
Room & board $14,590
Additional fees $10,765
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $27,465
Average Financial Aid - $6,505
Total with Avg. Aid $20,960

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Golf yes
Ice hockey yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

running, ultimate Frisbee, rugby

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, running, spirit team, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football, scuba diving, soccer, softball

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Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Finance. yes
Accounting. yes yes
Acting. yes
Advertising. yes
American History (United States). yes
American Government and Politics (United States). yes
Applied Behavior Analysis. yes yes
Aquaculture. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes
Biotechnology. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology. yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Commercial and Advertising Art. yes
Computer Science. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes yes
Dance, General. yes
Design and Applied Arts, Other. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Drama and Dance Teacher Education. yes yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Drawing. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Biology. yes
European History. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fire Services Administration. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
Forensic Science and Technology. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Geographic Information Science and Cartography. yes yes
Geography. yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes
History Teacher Education. yes yes
History, General. yes yes
History, Other. yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
Industrial and Organizational Psychology. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
Italian Language and Literature. yes
Journalism. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes yes
Language Interpretation and Translation. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Management Science. yes
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Music, General. yes
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Nursing Administration. yes
Nursing Science. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes yes
Painting. yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies. yes
Philosophy. yes
Photography. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes
Public/Applied History. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Sculpture. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology. yes
Tourism and Travel Services Management. yes
Writing, General. yes

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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

9,343

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

7,512
students

Female
62%
4,692

Male
38%
2,820

20%

1,831
students

Female
79%
1,441

Male
21%
390

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

66%

4,947
students

Female
62%
3,086

Male
38%
1,861

34%

2,565
students

Female
63%
1,606

Male
37%
959

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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