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Salem College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 171 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 6 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

94% Women
6% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

Great South Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $28,592)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 28 - -
Basketball - 12 - -
Soccer - 29 - -
Tennis - 10 - -
Volleyball - 14 - -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 19.7%
Hispanic 4.5%
Non-resident alien 3.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.4%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 63.0%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 0
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Katie
  • 2
  • The dorms are old and dirty. They have recently been adding new furniture to some dorms though.…

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  • Cara
  • 3
  • If you're lucky, you'll have a fatabulous Residential Assistant. Know your roommate really well or else things will be stressful, but you always have the option of moving out to…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 1
  • Anonymous
  • I am a past student here

    Before the Student Center was built, all we had was the refectory (nicknamed the Rat) and a greasy consignment/"fast" food place that was disgusting. The Cafe in the new Student Center offers great selections, but you get a limited amount of meals to eat there. Very limited. Most likely, you'll be eating in the Rat. While I was there, I mostly ate cereal. Terrible. Except for days when we had visiting students or parents or (major) holidays. My final year there there was actually an inspection where they obtained a C and we were given some money back in the form of Cafe or "Spirit Dollars". Within the inspectors report, many of our suspicions were confirmed. Serving leftovers, storing spoiled meats/produce above fresh food, not washing utensils, not practicing hygiene standards, etc. etc.

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  • 3
  • Shaquora from Mechanicsville, VA
  • I am a past student here

    Salem College doesn't have many dining options. We have the regular cafeteria (refractory) and something similar to a fast-food restaurant (cafe). The refractory SUCKS. I found myself eating some of the same things everyday. The Cafe is great at first, but the menu never changes, so most people find one meal that they enjoy and they buy it every time. Both dining options are mediocre.

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  • 3
  • Haley from Danville, VA
  • I am a current student here

    The Cafe at the Student Center is pretty good, but we have had some recent food problems at the refectory. The food is buffet style and don't be fooled to believing that the great food served during events is served all the time. We also suffer during Jan term.

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  • 3
  • Rebekah from EastBend, NC
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There is the cafertria where you get alot of foood like every other school and the usual bookstore as well.

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  • 4
  • Ondra from Winston-Salem, NC
  • I am a current student here

    Again, since I don't live on campus, I don't eat on campus very often. When I do, I enjoy the variety and quality of food in the Refectory (or RAT as it is commonly called).

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • I am a past student here

    No greek life. There is a "secret" society (that's not secret). But you'll have to be super popular. Loved by EVERYONE popular.

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  • 0
  • Cara
  • I am a current student here

    WE have no greek life. We are all the same.

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