7,664
Students
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
71
71%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Salem State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Salem, MA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA  01970
United States
Contact Dr. Mary Dunn
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Admissions
Email: admissions@salemstate.edu
Phone: 978-542-6202
Fax: 978-542-6893

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Environmental Biology Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
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Business Administration And Management Checkmark
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Hospitality Administration Checkmark
Human Resources Management Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Tourism And Travel Services Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Elementary Education Checkmark
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Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Professional, Technical, Business, And Scientific Writing Checkmark
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Nuclear Medical Technology Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geographic Information Science And Cartography Checkmark
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Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
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Design And Applied Arts Related Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,216
Applied
3,739
Accepted
7,664
Enrolled
72%
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Female Admissions

3,497
Females Applied
2,572
Females Accepted
74%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,719
Males Applied
1,167
Males Accepted
68%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.13
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen May 1st Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

910
In-state
7,050
Out-of-state
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Fees

9,974
Full-time student fees
12,896
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Student Body

7,664
Total undergrad students
4%
International Students
3%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.44%
Black or African American 8.09%
White or Caucasian 69.02%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.29%
Asian 3.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 2.09%
Other 2.62%

Gender

Male (39.31%)
Female (60.69%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 28%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Student Involvement and Activities Block Party, Multicultural Student Association Back to School Party and SSUphoria Electronic Dance Music Concert

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Program Council, Residence Hall Association, Multicultural Student Association and International Student Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball No Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball No Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio