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Salisbury University
Salisbury, MD
Salisbury State University, founded in 1925, is a public university. It is a rarity among public institutions in Maryland: All four of its schools are endowed. These multimillion-dollar gifts have expanded scholarships and other opportunities for students. With an emphasis on active learning, including undergraduate research, internships, community service and travel abroad, SSU is earning a national reputation for educating undergraduates. This year, "U.S. News & World Report" ranked Salisbury State among the top ten regional public schools in the north. Its 140-acre campus is located in Salisbury, 100 miles southeast of Baltimore and Washington, DC.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 7,861
   Women 4,457 (56.7%)
   Men 3,404 (43.3%)
Graduate Students 887
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 66% of 8,307 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.67
SAT Math 580 average
540-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 576 average
540-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
21-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $24,714
Out-of-state: $33,126
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $9,364
Out-of-state: $17,776
  Room and Board $11,350
Average Percent of Need Met 51%
Average Freshman Award $8,395
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 415
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 38% of classes
30-39 students: 23% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Salisbury Population 31,507
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 42% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Sea Gull
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.3% Asian
14.1% Black/African-American
4.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.1% White
3.3% Unknown
International Students 1.8% from 38 countries
First-Year Students Returning 84.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 47.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported