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Salem State University
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  • 4 Year
  • SALEM, MA

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade C minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade C
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade C minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Salem State is a public university located in Salem, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,924 undergraduate students. The Salem State acceptance rate is 90%. Popular majors include Psychology, Nursing, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 57% of students, Salem State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,200.

About

352 LAFAYETTE ST
SALEM, MA 01970
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference

Salem State University Rankings

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

Salem State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
90%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1010-1160
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,125 / 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
$7,673 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 63 responses
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 78 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 78 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    61%
  • On Campus
    25%
  • Online
    14%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,924 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,154
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 58 responses
  • Diverse
    62%
  • Different
    16%
  • Lower to middle income students
    9%
  • Interseting
    5%
  • It depends on the person, it varies
    3%
  • Rude, obnoxious
    3%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
48%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 91 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 121 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 57 responses
  • Welcoming
    39%
  • Construction
    23%
  • Vikings
    14%
  • Open-minded
    11%
  • Tedious
    5%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • The people here are beyond rude and ignorant
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 45 responses

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