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Salem State University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

9,993 Students

82% Admitted

  • 8,702 full time
  • 3,638 part time
  • 2,476 men full time
  • 3,879 women full time
  • 5,697 applied
  • 3,268 admitted
  • 998 enrolled

7,110 Undergraduates

$910 Tuition/Year

  • 2,154 Graduates
  • 543 Non-Degree
  • $910 in state
  • $8,826 fees
  • $13,778 room & board
  • $1,200 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: New England Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Abigail from Westfield, MA
  • 0
  • Salem State is an incredibly diverse and well-rounded community. Staff focuses on the general well being of their students, as well as their prospective aspirations for the future. Above all,…

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  • Meaghan from Taunton, MA
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  • Salem State University is an awesome school. There are lots of different clubs and organizations to join. The school has a very laid back and fun atmosphere. …

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  • Meghan from Beverly, MA
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  • salem state is a growing school with facilities being updated every year. the course offerings are vast, although some are only offered at certain times of the year or certain…

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  • John from Peabody, MA
  • 0
  • great professors, unfitting for an administration which seems so incompetent. the faculty seems to be the only ones who care about the high turn-around rate.…

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Salem State University
  • Located in Salem, MA
  • Public
  • 9,993 students enrolled
  • 82% admitted
  • $910 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Kelsey from Clarksburg, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Everyone at Salem State University are extremely friendly and welcoming. I was at first very nervous and to be perfectly honest did not want to even attend Salem. However, after my first week here I knew it was the perfect fit for me. My parents ended having to beg me to come home for visits because I love it so much that I never want to go home. I have found the most amazing friends here and there is always so much to do. I am part of the Repertory Dance Theatre here at Salem and have met so many people through that program that share my same love for dance. Salem is just a fun and exciting place to be and geographically is the perfect balance of suburban and city life.

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  • 5
  • Elizabeth from Charlton, MA
  • I am a current student here

    I love being a student at Salem State. The professors definitely want to see you succeed, the other students are very kind, and the city is amazing. The dorm staff are very nice, and take good care of the students.

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  • 5
  • Ashley from Springfield, MA
  • I am a current student here

    I come from a very busy, crowded city where there's always something to do whether it's clubs, parties, malls, and other acclaimed hang-out spots so having fun was something I was concerned about when coming to Salem. Salem is known for it's historic content, and you'll see that as soon as you wander outside of campus (which is very easy to do). The school provides shuttle services on the weekends for those of you planning to live on campus which will bring you to either the North Shore Mall or the Liberty Tree Mall, Vinnen Square (which is in Swampscott but still has plenty of places to shop), Downtown, and the Train Station (if you want to head out to Boston or a more populated city for the weekend). These shuttles run until 1am on the weekends so you'll always have something to do. As for during the week days, down town is only a 20 or so minute walk away from campus. You can catch movies down town, and there are several places to eat including a pizza place and a few Chinese food places; these are all places that will take your clipper card so you don't even have to fork up cash or your debit card. Your clipper card is your student ID where you have a set number of what are called flex dollars that you can use both on and off campus. There are also many places to visit including museums (which we get into a few of them for free, being students), stores that sell pretty interesting witchery-related merchandise, and in general a few very nice 'commons' areas where you can sit and relax if the weather's nice and just talk with your friends. If you don't want to leave campus, there are always a lot of events going on at night on campus whether it's art shows/movie productions/dance recitals/speeches.

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  • 4
  • Hayley from Methuen, MA
  • I am a current student here

    At Salem State College, so far I have made a lot of friends. Although I miss being home and being away from my family, the people I meet here help me forget about it. There is always something to do on the weekends, even though it is a commuter school. The college sets up different shows, and hires different comedians, magicians and entertainers to help make your time spent at Salem State college memorable, as well as enjoyable. When I was applying for school, I heard the same things from everyone - make new friends, branch out, try new things, and most importantly... get involved! I have done just that; I tried out for Salem State's intramural Hockey Cheerleading team (I made it!) and have met some amazing girls. Getting involved and going to different activities that the school has set up is a great way to enjoy your time in college.

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