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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Recommended
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: Yes

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Contact Info

352 Lafayette St Salem, MA 01970
Phone: (978) 542-6000
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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: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Emily from Peabody, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Make use of the Library and book study rooms. They're spacious, private, quiet with white boards for walls. It's important to stay motivated to do your school work but it's also quite important to network and get involved on campus. It's a relatively small institution so you'll always see a familiar face when walking to classes.

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  • Antini from Boston, MA
  • I am a past student here

    Try to avoid online classes as they are a waste of money. You will be inundated with reading, outside projects, and writing with very little support from the professor. Basically, the work load is impossible and you will be expected to do the impossible. As a Senior they limit classes and you are pushed into online classes a really unfair practice. When taking a minor talk to someone in the college or school that your taking your minor in. Often students taking minors are treated as second class students. Talk to other students, you'll learn more. Talk to your adviser and your professors. Call or email Navigation services, they respond quickly and is less traumatic than going there in person. Read your syllabus, ask questions, check Rate My Professor and good luck.

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  • paul from arlington, ma
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    you can not beat the overall costs for attending this school. unless your studying in puerto rico. have all your transcript info sealed, signed and ready to go just in case. make sure you signed up for the masstransfer program through your community college if you attended one; if not, your credits may not transfer.

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  • Amy from Salem, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Get to know the campus and the services offered! This is especially important for night students because it's harder to know what is going on!

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