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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 predominantly 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
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.
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...
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2012
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||0 - 0|
|ACT ® Math||0 - 0|
|ACT ® Composite Score||19 - 24|
Acceptance Rate Table
The table below lists the chances for admission at Salem State College.
|Granted Admissions||3,311 (70%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||1,079 (33%)|
Total enrollment at Salem State College is around 9,300 students, with undergraduate students making up about 82% 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
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $310-$370 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $340-$410 per credit 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||82%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||60%||$5,610|
|Receiving Student Loans||69%||$6,455|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 9%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo 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
The overall graduation rate of Salem State College is around 42%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||17%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||18%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||7%|
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)
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
- Ice Hockey
- Track and Field, X-Country
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.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Public Colleges
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- University of Massachusetts - Boston in Boston, MA (16 miles away)
- University of Massachusetts - Lowell in Lowell, MA (24 miles away)
- Framingham State College in Framingham, MA (31 miles away)
- Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA (36 miles away)
- University of New Hampshire at Manchester in Manchester, NH (45 miles away)
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