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Salem College
Winston-Salem, NC
Salem, founded in 1772, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college for women; men admitted to evening college. Its 57-acre campus, situated in the historic 18th-century village of Old Salem, is located in Winston-Salem, 25 miles west of Greensboro.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational No, women only
Undergraduate Students 938
   Women 897 (95.6%)
   Men 41 (4.4%)
Graduate Students 149
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 60% of 929 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.80
SAT Math 538 average
470-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 565 average
470-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 20-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA        
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $41,791
  Tuition and Fees $27,406
  Room and Board $11,500
Average Percent of Need Met Not reported
Average Freshman Award Not reported
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 60
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 37% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
Winston-Salem Population 236,441
Nearest Metropolitan Area Charlotte
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 52% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Spirits
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.4% Asian
22.4% Black/African-American
12.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
54.9% White
3.7% Unknown
International Students 0.5% from 8 countries
First-Year Students Returning 75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 51.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported