Home Advanced Search Popular Degrees Largest Universities & Colleges

Salem State College

352 Lafayette St, Salem, MA

Request Information

Virtual Tour of Campus

Virtual Tour of Salem State College

Sponsored Links

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Map

School Map of Salem State College
Campus image of Salem State College

Salem State College is a public school that has many majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Salem, MA, in a predominately suburban area. Approximately nine thousand students are enrolled yearly at Salem State College.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Psychology

To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit high school records and test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions staff. Most students admitted to this school score in a range of 1330 to 1620 on the SAT exam. 57% of students that apply are admitted to this school, of which 31% choose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at salemstate.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay around $8,400 and nonresidents pay $15,000 annually. Housing may be available for students that would like to live on-campus for around a cost of $8,900 per year. Students attending Salem State College may qualify for aid which is generally grants and loans.

The Salem State College "Vikings" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Available sports offered may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)
  • Ice Hockey (NCAA Division III)

To see a full list of programs offered, enrollment information, student services, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.salemstate.edu.

Get More Information About Salem State College

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates Salem State College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting accepted to Salem State College.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading440 - 550
SAT ® Math450 - 540
SAT ® Writing440 - 530
SAT ® Total Score1330 - 1620

Acceptance Rate Table

The table below lists the chances for admission at Salem State College.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants5,697
Granted Admissions3,268 (57%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled998 (31%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Salem State College is around 10,000 students, with undergraduate students making up about 78% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $40 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State: $910-$1,100
    • Out-of-State: $7,100-$8,460
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $270-$320 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $310-$370 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid82%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships60%$5,610
Receiving Student Loans69%$6,455

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 7%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Salem State College may provide services to students including:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Salem State College is around 42%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years17%
Graduating in 5 Years18%
Graduating in 6 Years7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Salem State College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc)
  • Basketball (Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc)
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Salem State College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Health and Clinical Professions

Security and Protective Services

Business and Marketing Studies

Public Administration and Social Services

Psychology

Education

English Language and Literature

Communications and Journalism

History

  • History (B, M)
  • European History (B)
  • American History
  • Public and Applied History and Archival Administration

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Physical Sciences

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Commercial and Advertising Art (B)
  • Drama (B)
  • Music (B)
  • Acting (B)
  • Photography (B)
  • Design and Applied Arts (B)
  • Art History (B)
  • Printmaking (B)
  • Technical Theatre, Design and Technology (B)
  • Art Studies (B)
  • Sculpture (B)
  • Drawing
  • Painting

Mathematics and Statistics

Computer and Information Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Language Interpretation and Translation (B)
  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)

Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Aviation and Airway Management

Other 4-Year Public Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Salem State College.

Also, check out our college lists below, which can help students compare schools to one another: