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Salem State, founded in 1854, is a public, liberal arts college with a strenuous athletic program. Its 62-acre campus is located in Salem, 20 miles north of Boston.

Website: www.salemstate.edu/

Public
Co-ed
6,273
Undergraduate
Students
(67.0%) 3,919 Women
(40.3%) 2,354 Men
1,433
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
86% of 5,825 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.17
SAT Math
525 average
480-570 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
535 average
490-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,780
Out-of-state: $29,920
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,884
Out-of-state: $17,024
Room and Board
$12,896
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Freshman Award
$11,032
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$26,204
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
318
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Salem Population
42,544
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
31% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Viking
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.3% Asian
9.1% Black/African-American
19.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.0% White
2.4% Unknown
International Students
2.9%
First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
39.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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