Salem State University is ...
NCAA Division III (without football)
Massachusetts State College Athletic Association
Salem State University Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration109 Graduates
Business Administration and Management87 Graduates
Early Childhood Education70 Graduates
Elementary Education64 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services61 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science54 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.76 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.106 responses
After Salem State University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses
Salem State University Reviews
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I actually work at Salem State University and am going back to earn my Bachelor's degree. From what students say, the university is more affordable than those in the surrounding areas. I know a lot of the staff and they have helped me enroll, complete my FAFSA, and become prepared to start this summer. I am a single mom of 16 year old twins who also have an interest in SSU for fall 2018. The amount of help I received really took the stress out of the way. I am feeling more confident than ever being an older adult going back to school. I was 30 when I entered college for my associate's degree and my twins were 2 and I did it! I also want to be a role model for my family and other single moms, like myself.
I remember applying for colleges and not having any idea of Salem State University until one of my counselors told me to apply there because they had a good Nursing program and so I did, then took a tour of the school and absolutely loved it. It wasn't too big nor too small, I could get to my classes in less than five minutes which was good because then I wouldn't have to worry about waking up too early or being in a rush. The faculty and staff at the school are helpful; they like to see students succeed as well as teachers do too. The school offers many clubs and sports, there will be something to do on campus to your liking and if there isn't, then you can create a new club. Everyone has a good time in this school and enjoy it!
My overall experience at Salem State University has been great. This school has allowed me and helped me open so many doors for myself and my future. As a Business major, being a student and having the opportunity to work for the business-side of the school as well as attend the school as an undergraduate is amazing to me. I get to learn important skills for my future inside and outside the classroom. What makes my school unique I believe is the diversity and opportunities my school provides for people of all races, genders, and religions. If I had to do it all over I would choose Salem State University again in a heartbeat!