Salem State University

Salem, Massachusetts

Salem State University Overview

Student population

Address352 Lafayette St
Salem, MA
School Websitewww.salemstate.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above
Size

Large

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Salem State University is a mid-size public, 4-year college based in Salem, Massachusetts that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is post-master's certificate. In the 2019 academic year, 6,562 students applied to Salem State University. Of those students, 5,558 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Salem State University was $910, in addition to fees of $9,732. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Salem State University.

Salem State University has a 58% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Salem State University Requirements

Academic standards

Very High

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Applicants admitted

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The Salem State University acceptance rate is 85%. To put this into perspective, 5,558 of the 6,562 students who applied to Salem State University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Salem State University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Salem State University had an SAT score between the range of 980 and 1,140. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Salem State University was between 20 and 26 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Salem State University as part of their application.

Salem State University Cost

In-State resident tuition

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Out of State Tuition

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Salem State University, the tuition for in-state residents is $910. Combined with fees of $9,732, room and board costs of $13,778, other expenses of $1,764 and the $1,200 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $17,082 in tuition.

Students at Salem State University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Salem State University was $4,965 last year, with 42% of students being awarded federal aid.

Salem State University Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio14:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Salem State University.

Salem State University has a good gender split, with 62% of undergraduates being female and 38% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Massachusetts residents; in fact, 93% of all students reside in Massachusetts. However, 5% of students come from out-of-state and 2% of students are international.

The student to faculty ratio at Salem State University is 14:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

Salem State University Popular Majors and Programs

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
EDUCATION
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
PSYCHOLOGY
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, FITNESS, AND KINESIOLOGY
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
SOCIAL SCIENCES

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