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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
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Salem College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Moravian
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
950-1200
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$17,013/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,234/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,936/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,569/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,747/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,070/ year
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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
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
719Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Smart, determined, friendly, and energetic!
    40%
  • Salem Strong!
    20%
  • Lesbian
    16%
  • Leaders
    12%
  • Smart, determined, friendly and opinionated
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life.28 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Sisterhood
    65%
  • Unaccepting
    17%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Evolving
    4%
  • Tolerable
    4%
  • Underrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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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.
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Salem is a good school, but it has its issues. Academics and professors are great, and the campus traditions are cute. The housing, on the other hand, is less than stellar. The food could definitely be better, but it’s not terrible. The community and campus life are not like how they’re portrayed to incoming first years; everyone is nice, but it can get very cliquey. Overall, it’s a good school that, despite its issues, can offer many opportunities for community involvement and individual attention.
I am a first year student. The overall campus and surrounding area is beautiful. It is full of history and life, and there is always something to explore. There are students from all walks of life and every student treats each other like their own sibling. Most of the professors care about you, and want you to pass their class. The classes are difficult, but there are resources to help you. My problems are mainly with the food. If you are looking for amazing food, cross this school of your life. The food I have here has been horrendous, to say the least. Undercooked chicken, old cookies, flavorless everything. The only time it seems they put actual effort in the food is after a town hall meeting (sometimes) or at the Thanksgiving dinner. However, Downtown is only a couple minutes away where you can get lots of great food.