Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

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Tuition & Fees

$10,044

$20,110

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
53%
500-599
37%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
700-800
4%
600-699
44%
500-599
45%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
30-36
4%
24-29
20%
18-23
66%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

15

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,190
Declined 2,231
Total Received 8,421
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Public

7,686

undergraduate students

931

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Salisbury University, founded in 1925, is a public institution. Its 201-acre campus is located in Salisbury, MD, approximately 120 miles southeast of both Baltimore and Washington, DC.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 8,617
Established in 1925
Coeducational Coeducational

201-acre campus in Salisbury (population: 32,807), approximately 40 miles west of Ocean City and 120 miles southeast of both Baltimore and Washington DC. Served by air and bus. School operates transportation to surrounding areas including off-campus housing, bus station, shopping malls, and U of Maryland Eastern Shore.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional

Salisbury University
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD
21801-6837

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30.5%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Radio (WXSU) / SU TV / The Flyer Newspaper
  • Student Organization for Activity Planning (SOAP)
  • Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Black Student Union

Top Events

  • Relay for Life
  • Homecoming Week
  • Big Event Community Service
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Campus Facts

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

Campus Security

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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
80%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
53%
500-599
37%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
700-800
4%
600-699
44%
500-599
45%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
30-36
4%
24-29
20%
18-23
66%
12-17
8%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.7

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,190
Declined 2,231
Total Received 8,421

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

class rank
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

interview
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 33
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

90%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,741

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,264
Room & board $12,360
Additional fees $2,780
Books & supplies $1,300
Other fees $1,500
Total $25,204
Average Financial Aid - $4,741
Total with Avg. Aid $20,463
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, cheerleading, equestrian sports, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, equestrian sports, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Field hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rock climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Field hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rock climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Ecology
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Health Teacher Education
History, General
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International/Global Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
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Programs Offered

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

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

8,617

total students

87.5%

in-state

12.5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

7,686
students

Female
56%
4,269

Male
44%
3,417

11%

931
students

Female
79%
734

Male
21%
197

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

7,090
students

Female
56%
3,957

Male
44%
3,133

8%

596
students

Female
53%
312

Male
47%
284

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 81%
Student 4 year graduation rate 52%
Student 5 year graduation rate 16%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
14%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

695

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
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 no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

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