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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Salem is a private, Moravian college located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the Greensboro Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 673 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Salem acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Communications, Business, and Education. Graduating 57% of students, Salem alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,900.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
USA South Athletic Conference
Address
601 S Church St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Website
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Salem College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1020-1300
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$18,218/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$25,354/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
97%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
673Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
151
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Smart, determined, friendly, and energetic!
    38%
  • Salem Strong!
    19%
  • Lesbian
    15%
  • Leaders
    12%
  • Smart, determined, friendly and opinionated
    12%
  • Diverse
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
76%
of students say they don't have Greek life.29 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Sisterhood
    67%
  • Unaccepting
    17%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Evolving
    4%
  • Tolerable
    4%
  • Underrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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Is the best. Everything and everyone are nice and perfect. Very nice and safe environment! I love everything because they make me feel like I’m actually part of something big and I love the fact that they include me for everything. I love the fact that is close to everything and I also love the fact that they have free tutoring. They are very nice with everything
Classes are easy and professors are super understanding and relatable
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Salem is a really great school! However there have been issues with student living conditions, and school funding. Things are improving though!
I'm an alumn of Salem College. I love this school with all my heart! There is a strong sisterhood that one cannot describe. I absolutely wouldn't change a thing about my experience there.

As for the complaint about no air conditioning, the school was founded in 1772. The buildings were constructed in the 1800s and 1900s. Students have always been allowed to have window units in their rooms and the majority of the classrooms and public spaces have central air. Feel free to go study in the brand new $7million student center and use the wifi.