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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.

Website: www.salisbury.edu

Public
Co-ed
7,686
Undergraduate
Students
(55.5%) 4,269 Women
(44.5%) 3,417 Men
931
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
74% of 8,421 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.70
SAT Math
595 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
606 average
570-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
19-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,404
Out-of-state: $36,470
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,044
Out-of-state: $20,110
Room and Board
$12,360
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Freshman Award
$9,179
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$27,355
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
446
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 24% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Salisbury Population
31,507
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
31% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Sea Gull
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.8% Asian
14.3% Black/African-American
4.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.7% White
3.1% Unknown
International Students
1.1% from 33 countries
First-Year Students Returning
80.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
7.6%
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