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Salem State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,831 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 12 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

64% Women
36% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $50,668)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,238)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 29 - - -
Basketball 15 13 - -
Field Hockey - 17 - -
Golf 11 - - -
Ice Hockey 26 - - -
Lacrosse 31 - - -
Soccer 26 22 - -
Softball - 16 - -
Tennis 9 9 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 7 12 - -
Volleyball - 12 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.5%
Hispanic 4.4%
Non-resident alien 2.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 18.4%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 66.5%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 6
Liquor Law Violation 23
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 23
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Abigail from Westfield, MA
  • 4
  • Dorm life is exceptional. The staff is amazing and makes you feel like you're right at home. If anything, more residents would be encouraged. Salem is a 70% commuter school,…

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  • Meaghan from Taunton, MA
  • 5
  • There are always lots of activities going on in the dorms. The RAs are great and each dorm has academic mentors around to help you with school work. The rooms…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Emily from Peabody, MA
  • I am a current student here

    The food is a bit lacking at Salem State. There aren't always a lot of options but the brownies are pretty good.

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  • 4
  • Michael from Swampscott, MA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Although she commutes, my sister has had the food before and says it's great! You can also walk just down the street to bagel word, flying saucer, gulu gulu, and so many other places.

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  • 3
  • Amy from Salem, MA
  • I am a current student here

    I do not live on campus so the only dining I have experienced is Dunkin Donuts! While it is always a great thing to have, the lines are always super long!!

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  • 3
  • from Lynn, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Not a lot of variety but some very good salads at Chop'd and some great paninis.

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  • 3
  • Isabel from MA
  • I am a current student here

    The food is about as good as at any university (a bit on the sucky side, mass produced, not very fresh or nutritious). The biggest issue with food is the timing of it. Most freshman live on North Campus, which doesn't offer any food Friday to Sunday night, so it's a bit of a hike to walk anywhere for food on the weekends. I would definitely recommend a microfridge and stalking up on nonperishable foods.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Isabel from MA
  • I am a current student here

    There's one sorority and two fraternities, but they don't have separate housing. They're not a huge presence on campus, but the people who are a part of them love the experience, which is very close and intimate.

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  • 0
  • Grace from Salem, MA
  • I am a current student here

    There is limited Greek life, but if you want to get involved in that at the beginning of the year they have club fairs and you can sign up to be a part of Greek life.

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  • 0
  • Rebecca from Peabody, MA
  • I am a current student here

    We do have Greek life but I am not a part of it so I don't know much about it. I do have a few friends that have joined and they seem to enjoy it though.

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  • 0
  • Sarah from MA
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life just started up again at Salem. There's not much to say since there is only one sorority and fraternity. They don't have housing, so it's sort of like they're just another group or club.

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  • 0
  • Meaghan from Taunton, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is new to campus but the sorority Phi Sigma Sigma has some great girls involved and the group has done alot on campus in the year that they have been there.

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