B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    D
  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
Great South Athletic Conference
Address
601 S Church St
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Scores Range
950-1250
ACT Scores Range
21-27
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Salem College

Cost

Net Price
$15,497/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,272/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,604/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,854/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,188/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,014/ year

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.33 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
790Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
25%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Smart, determined, friendly, and energetic!
    41%
  • Salem Strong!
    23%
  • Leaders
    14%
  • Lesbian
    14%
  • Smart, determined, friendly and opinionated
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
76%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Sisterhood
    70%
  • Unaccepting
    20%
  • Evolving
    5%
  • Tolerable
    5%

After Salem College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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Salem College Reviews

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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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I am not sure how I will participate in "life after Salem.". As an older student I was not required to do an internship, but I have talked to other traditional aged students that had great situations in their fields.

Salem College is a very well respected institution in both the United States and globally. There are jobs posted by Salem staff and faculty frequently and sent to all of the students through email. There are corporations active on campus doing recruitment many times during each semester and those opportunities are well publicized for students.

The historical significance of Salem cannot be denied. Teaching women since 1772! Amazing.The world has/is catching up with the vision of those progressive Moravians!
Salem has one "sorority" and it's called Gamma Kappa Delta. We're pretty much your average sorority with less drama and no brother frat :( We throw formals, have big and little and do coolers. You don't have to be in the sorority to attend our formals either. I wish there was more of the sorority life brought into everyday life at Salem it lacks a little there. The winter formal we throw is awesome! This past year, we rented out a baseball field had great food, picture both and fireworks... like okay Salem.