62%

Acceptance Rate

$5,509

Avg.Financial Aid

002091

FAFSA Code

About Salisbury University (SU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

8,567

Website

www.salisbury.edu

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

MSCHE

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

Salisbury University is a non-private university located in Salisbury on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Founded in 1925, Salisbury is a founding member of the University System of Maryland, with an enrollment of more than 8,000.

Salisbury offers 42 distinct undergraduate and 14 graduate degree programs across six academic units: the Fulton School of Liberal Arts, Perdue School of Business, Henson School of Science and Technology, Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies, College of Health and Human Services, and SU Honors College.

The Salisbury Sea Gulls compete in Division III athletics within the Capital Athletic Conference, while the eleven competes within the New Jersey Athletic Conference. Salisbury University owns 75 buildings, with a complete gross area of two million square feet. The Salisbury University campus consists of 183 acres.

Salisbury University offers more than 40 distinct and rare undergraduate and fourteen graduate degree programs. Popular majors include Biology and Physical Sciences, Business Administration and Management, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Cosmetology and Child Psychology.

The school's nursing program is well known for its difficulty and selective admissions based on recent data from the Maryland Board of Nursing, Salisbury University nursing students have the highest 10-year average pass rate among all University System of Maryland institutions on the NCLEX examinations for Registered Nurses, averaging at 91.6%.

Salisbury University's Office of Admissions is responsible for the processing of all admissions applications. Admissions have become increasingly more selective over recent years. For undergraduate admissions for the Fall 2016 entry term, Salisbury received 8,307 applications and Salisbury offered admission to 66% of those applicants.

The university is nationally accredited and is recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) to offer various degree programs on-campus as well as online.

Location & Contact

Address

1101 Camden Ave

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 4105436000
Fax: 4105466016
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Rankings

As per Forbes, Salisbury University has secured the following rankings - 

  • 365 - Top Colleges 2019
  • 126 - In Public Colleges
  • 143 - In The Northeast
  • 231 - America's Best Value Colleges 2019

Admissions

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

15th Jan

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

62%

SAT Range

1150 - 1280

ACT Range

20 - 25

Application Fee

$50

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

SU admissions are selective with an acceptance rate of 62% and an early acceptance rate of 78.1%. Most of the applicants admitted to Salisbury have an SAT score between 1145 and 1280 or an ACT score of 20 and 25 which is highly preferred by the management.

However, less than a quarter of admitted applicants achieved scores above these ranges and few scored below these ranges. The application deadline is January 15 and therefore the application fee at Salisbury University is $50.

Admissions officials at the university consider a student's GPA a really important academic factor. An applicant's high school class rank, when available, is taken into account as important and letters of advice are considered by admissions officials at Salisbury University.

Annual Cost to Attend

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

$18,163

Average Annual Cost

$7,122

Books And Supplies

$1,300

Other Fees

$2,702

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

$11,950

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,700

Total One Year Cost

$25,774

Residents of Maryland pay an annual total price of $25,774 to attend Salisbury University on a full-time basis. This fee consists of $7,122 for tuition, $11,950 room and board, $1,300 for books and supplies, and $2,702 for other fees. Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $35,476 which is 37.6% higher than Maryland residents. The tuition charge is $16,824 while room and board are $11,950, books and supplies are $1,300 and other fees come in at $2,702.

The average reported annual net price for Salisbury University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $18,374. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the average cost for room and board and other expenses.

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4-year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Salisbury University to be $103,096 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.5% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Associate degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

15:1

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

83%

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

50%

Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Research Funding per Student

$199

Faculty Overview

49%

Male Professors

51%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Teacher Education and Professional...

188 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

171 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

161 Graduates

Psychology, General

143 Graduates

Social Work

135 Graduates

Biology, General

109 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

102 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

97 Graduates

Marketing

91 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

81 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

77 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

65 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

64 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

61 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

56 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

52 Graduates

History

44 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

40 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

38 Graduates

Peace Studies and Conflict Resoluti...

37 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

36 Graduates

Mathematics

32 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

31 Graduates

Political Science and Government

25 Graduates

Economics

18 Graduates

Physics

18 Graduates

International/Global Studies

17 Graduates

Chemistry

14 Graduates

Sociology

14 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

12 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

11 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

11 Graduates

Music

10 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

8 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

8 Graduates

International Business

5 Graduates

Philosophy

5 Graduates

Teaching English or French as a Sec...

3 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

7,650

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

25%

Full-time

93%

Part-time

7%

Students Gender

Male

44%

US National: 44%

Female

56%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

70% White

3% Unknown

14% Black

4% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

4% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

15%

Out Of State

84%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

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

Median Household Income

$77,178 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

40%

Averege Housing Cost

$6,950/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,000/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,000/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Sea Gulls

School Colors

maroon and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Empire Eight

Total Male Athletes

331

Total Female Athletes

209

Intramural Sports

20

Sports Club

24

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Field Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $12,360 per year. The students at Salisbury University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $5,000 per year. The number of female and male students at the university are 44% and 56%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$38,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$50,500/year

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

$0$100,000

$17,495

$25,800

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.

$182 - 268

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.

86%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,509

Students Receiving Federal Grants

24%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,910

Students Receiving State Aid

28%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,076

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

65%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,774

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$14,909

$30K - $48K

$10,548

$48K - $75K

$6,829

$75K - $110K

$3,717

> $110K

$1,951

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$21,008,150

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$4,518,309

The average reported annual net price for Salisbury University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $18,374. The financial aid process at SU is simple and makes it easy for a candidate to receive the money required to pay for the education.

$12,438 is the standard Salisbury University's freshman financial aid offer. Around 73.0% of first-year students receive financial help, most of which are loans. 1.0% of first-year students (810 total) were given scholarships at Salisbury University, averaging $3,830 per student.

This puts it in the middle 20th percentile of all schools nationwide. 298 first-year students were awarded a grant. A total of 22.0% of Salisbury's first years received grants with an average of $4,427 per person. 4,796 Salisbury students obtain grants (this is about 61.0% of the complete student population). The typical amount these students obtain is $5,177.

A candidate in order to receive the financial assistance has to fill in the FAFSA and receive SAR to determine their family's financial position and eligibility.

Salisbury University federal school code is 002091.

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