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Salem State University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
C
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
32%
Average Housing Cost
$10,384/ year
Poll
47%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.53 responses
Poll
44%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.116 responses

Food

Campus Food
C-
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3,866/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 154 responses
  • What can I say - bagel world!
    25%
  • Upper North
    16%
  • Marsh Dining
    14%
  • Dunk's
    12%
  • Salem Diner
    12%
  • Soon to be Starbucks
    6%
  • Jade House, Mei Lee express, subway
    3%
30%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.64 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
C-
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
C
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 57 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    19%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    56%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    21%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    4%

Safety

Safety
B-
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
77%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.78 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 49 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    51%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    35%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    14%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 65 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    22%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    58%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    15%
  • Not very visible.
    5%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 115 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    2%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    30%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    61%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    8%
Men's Varsity Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis
Women's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper
Music
Choral Groups, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
  • Halloween - Salem's biggest tradition
    50%
  • BBQ's
    17%
  • Sporting Events
    11%
  • Carnival
    9%
  • UAT evente
    7%
  • Free food trucks
    4%
  • Observatory
    2%

Party Scene

Party Scene
B-
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 77 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    1%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    19%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    22%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    21%
  • Parties? What parties?
    36%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 54 responses
  • Halloween
    83%
  • Cohesion
    7%
  • Foam and Glow
    6%
  • Halloween
    4%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
Women in Sororities
47%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.85 responses
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