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Salem State University

Salem, MA, USA
3.21 Average Rating

Established in 1854, Salem State University is a 4-year public school in the greater Boston area. Salem State grants bachelor’s degrees in 32 academic programs with a focus on liberal arts and sciences. In addition to classroom facilities, Salem State operates a maritime facility at Salem Harbor called Cat Cove. Additionally, Salem State’s Center for Creative and Performing Arts hosts over 100 student and professional performances each year as well as the annual Creativity Awards honoring student work in the artistic fields.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
82%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
94%
Out-Of-State Students
3%
3%
Submitting ACT
79%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1066
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
8,702
Total Number of Undergrads
7,110
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
45%
20-39 Students
52%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
27%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
50%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,395
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,884
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$17,640
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,778
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
36%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,771
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,849
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,487

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
78%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,960
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,941
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$258
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Student Organizations
70
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
33%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Vikings
School Colors
Orange/Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
Providence
Barnstable
Los Angeles
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$47,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.21 Average Rating
I think Salem State University is a great four year institution, and I am extremely happy that I chose to go here out of all the schools I applied to. The class are small and the professors really care about how you are doing and are really there for you. The school is not too small, but not to big either; you can not go somewhere on campus without knowing someone from either a class or club.
Emma from New Bedford, MA
salem state is a growing school with facilities being updated every year. the course offerings are vast, although some are only offered at certain times of the year or certain times of day. the student body is very diverse and welcoming.
Meghan from Beverly, MA
Salem State University is an awesome school. There are lots of different clubs and organizations to join. The school has a very laid back and fun atmosphere.
Meaghan from Taunton, MA
Salem State is great school that is constantly growing. It's in the wonderful city of Salem with a lot to do on and off campus. It has many great accademic programs that can help any of it's students find their future.
Michael from Swampscott, MA

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