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Salem State University
Salem State University 352 Lafayette St Salem, MA 01970 Phone: (978) 542-6000
  • General Information
    About Salem State University

    Salem State's mission is to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • Suburb: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 5,490
    Percent Admitted 58%
    Men Admitted 55%
    Women Admitted 59%
    Full Time Retention Rate 75%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 420 540
      Math 420 530
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 19 23
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 15,830
    Native American 29.0
    Asian 280.0
    African American 767.0
    Hispanic 686.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 6,019
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 334

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