85%

Acceptance Rate

$7,096

Avg.Financial Aid

002188

FAFSA Code

About Salem State University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

8,338

Website

www.salemstate.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

CIHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

352 Lafayette St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 9785426000
Fax:
Request Info

Rankings

The ranking of a particular university helps a student decide where to apply, which is always a tough decision. The ranking of a university is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success. Usually, the rankings by Forbes and US News are considered noteworthy by applicants and experts. Salem State University doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

85%

SAT Range

980 - 1140

ACT Range

20 - 26

Application Fee

$50

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The admission to Salem State University is fairly easy as the university takes in a few number of students. To kickstart the admission process at SSU, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $50. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 1010-1160 to improve her chances. The average ACT score at Salem State University is 21. However, those getting an ACT score less than 19 might also be offered admission. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 352 Lafayette St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970. They can also call them at (978) 542-6000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$17,782

Average Annual Cost

$910

Books And Supplies

$1,200

Other Fees

$9,732

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$13,778

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,764

Total One Year Cost

$27,384

Before applying to SSU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $30,791. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

14:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

74%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

25%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

47%

Male Professors

53%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

168 Graduates

Psychology, General

153 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

132 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

112 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

97 Graduates

Social Work

85 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

83 Graduates

Biology, General

82 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

62 Graduates

Marketing

55 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

43 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

41 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

39 Graduates

History

37 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

32 Graduates

Computer Science

25 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

22 Graduates

Political Science and Government

19 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

19 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

19 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

19 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

17 Graduates

Mathematics

16 Graduates

Journalism

16 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

15 Graduates

Sociology

15 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

15 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

14 Graduates

Chemistry

14 Graduates

Fire Protection

14 Graduates

International Business

14 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

12 Graduates

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

12 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

11 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

11 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

11 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

10 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

10 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

10 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

10 Graduates

Economics

9 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

8 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

8 Graduates

Music

7 Graduates

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Ps...

7 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

6 Graduates

Biotechnology

6 Graduates

Philosophy

4 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

4 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

4 Graduates

Agricultural Production Operations

2 Graduates

Dance

1 Graduates

Education, General

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

6,811

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

36%

Full-time

80%

Part-time

20%

Students Gender

Male

38%

US National: 44%

Female

62%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

60% White

3% Unknown

10% Black

18% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

3% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

5%

Out Of State

93%

In State

2%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$71,187 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

32%

Averege Housing Cost

$10,110/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,946/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,946/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Vikings

School Colors

N/A

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

144

Total Female Athletes

128

Intramural Sports

5

Sports Club

7

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Golf

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Tennis

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Field Hockey

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by SSU. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $14,052 per year for living on campus. The average meal plan at SSU costs around $3,946 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At SSU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 38% and 62%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$36,200/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$43,500/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$23,000

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$239 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

68%

Average Aid Per Year

$7,096

Students Receiving Federal Grants

42%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,965

Students Receiving State Aid

51%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,587

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

58%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,466

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$10,098

$30K - $48K

$8,137

$48K - $75K

$5,360

$75K - $110K

$3,367

> $110K

$1,349

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at SSU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $4,960, whereas the financial aid is $3,025. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $3,009, while the institutional aid is $3,025.

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