Salem State University Comparison

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Salem State University
Location Salem, MA
Setting Large Suburban
Enrollment 7,242
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Team Colors          


Salem State University
Tuition (In State) $910
Tuition (Out of State) $7,050
Room & Board $14,590
Avg Net Price $19,704
Avg Grant Aid $6,775
% Receiving Grant Aid 97%


Salem State University
Admission Chances Calculate
Applied 6,557
Admitted 5,688
Acceptance Rate 86.7%
Enrolled % 17.5%
Avg High School GPA 3.17
Typical High School Grades B
Admissions Standards Unavailable
Applicant Competition
ACT Range
SAT Range
Submit Test Scores Considered but not required
Application Deadline Mar 1, 2023


Salem State University
Student to Faculty Ratio 14:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (23%)
  • Health Professions (17%)
  • Education (9%)
  • Psychology (7%)
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting (7%)


Salem State University
Graduation Rate 42%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $44,400
Making Student Loan Payments 63%
Median Student Loan Debt $24,000
Median Loan Payment $248


Salem State University
% Men 32%
% Women 68%
Racial Diversity Medium
% White 68%
% Black 9%
% Hispanic 12%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 3%
% International 3%
% Unknown Race 2%


Salem State University
% In-State 92%
% Out-of-State 7%


Salem State University
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard