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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
1101 Camden Ave
Salisbury, MD 21801
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
From Salisbury University

Home to 8,700 students from across the U.S. and around the world, SU is known for excellence in public higher education. Students may choose from over 60 undergraduate majors. Many engage in study abroad, professional internships and other community engagement.

SU is a top producer of Fulbright students and been designated by the National Science Foundation as a center for undergraduate research. With roots starting over 35 years ago, SU’s Honors College offers expanded learning opportunities in all disciplines. The new Guerrieri Academic Commons library facility is SU's largest academic building and a center for learning on campus. SU attracts some of the best students in the region and boasts the highest four-year graduation rates of any University of Maryland System comprehensive institution.

Sea Gull athletics teams have earned 20 NCAA Division III national championships. The beautiful 200-acre campus is located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, near the beach and major cities.

Salisbury University Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Range
1080-1230
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,163/ 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
$5,509/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.84 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.90 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.88 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    15%
  • On Campus
    84%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,081Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
569
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 53 responses
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  • Good on the week days but crazy on the weekends
    42%
  • Responsible when it's time to be responsible
    38%
  • Good on the weekend days but crazy on the weekends
    17%
  • Focused
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.115 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.134 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 69 responses
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  • It's small and pretty comfortable.
    30%
  • Awesome
    17%
  • Comfortable
    12%
  • Small
    12%
  • The next step away from home. Challenging but good
    12%
  • Convenient
    6%
  • My new home
    6%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $50,500/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    68%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    96%
    National
    83%
    83%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.59 responses

    Salisbury University Reviews

    1,442 reviews
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    As a minority raised in Montgomery county on the west side of Maryland, I
    think Salisbury does not live up to the standards that this website claims. It is not diverse and the majority of students are white, racist, and ignorant about many things. After attending 2 years, I decided to transfer because I can't take the rural life anymore. People doing drug partying, wearing backwards caps at business meetings, only fast food restaurants, and everyone asking if I work at that asian restaurant! The most famous conversation around here is how much people hate this city. Overall the College has great academics and the professors really care about their students......in the business field. I had taken biology, history, and arts and its depressing af. Every professor other than Business feels like they have sleep issues.
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    I am a junior at Salisbury University. I had recently transferred from Umbc to Salisbury due to the fact it wasn’t good for me. Everyone maryland university student knows umbc has peer pressure on drugs/ parties and bad influence to many of its students and every teacher tries to fail you somehow. Salisbury has given me the opportunity I need to succeed. The teachers try to help you in every way possible, there are many new programs for medicine,law,business etc. It’s a quiet nice environment to be in and all the students are friendly. My grades is getting better from all the resources the teachers provide me rather than the umbc ones trying to fail me! Thank you Salisbury!
    Salisbury University has been amazing for me. The environment is great with faculty and students. Everyone is welcomed and SU makes that known the very first day of orientation! Speaking of the environment, games and other SU activities are so much fun. Salisbury University is a place to have fun and be family away from home! (Or another family at home for locals!) Salisbury University is the perfect place to grow. I am on my second year at SU and have been through so much with students and faculty behind my back to support me. There are so many resources so any student will never not have someone.