#4 Best Public Universities in Maryland

Salisbury University

Salisbury, Maryland

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Salisbury University overview
Location Salisbury, Maryland
Online salisbury.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small Suburban
Salisbury University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Salisbury University, a public institution located in Salisbury, Maryland, offers a scenic campus setting in proximity to the Chesapeake Bay and is within a couple of hours' drive from both Baltimore and Washington D.C. Established in 1925, the university has grown in both size and academic stature, currently providing a spread of undergraduate and graduate programs with particular recognition in fields such as business, education, and the health sciences. The university's academic climate is known for being moderately selective, catering to a wide range of student academic profiles. Salisbury's campus features Georgian architecture and provides on-campus housing options for students looking to experience residential college life. While not primarily known for its athletic prowess, the institution does compete in NCAA Division III sports under the team name Sea Gulls.

In the most recent statistical year 8,108 prospective students applied, and 7,383 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,382 enrolled in the school.  6,286 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 837 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $7,556 plus fees of $2,840. Salisbury is ranked 357 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Salisbury is rated within the top 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Salisbury University overview
SAT 1180/1320
ACT 22/27
GPA 3.73

Applications Accepted

Salisbury University overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Maryland Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Salisbury University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$2,840
Room and Board $12,990
Budget for Other Expenses$2,700
Total One Year Cost$27,386

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Salisbury University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$2,840
Room and Board $12,990
Budget for Other Expenses$2,700
Total One Year Cost$37,862

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$52,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

67% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Salisbury University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 17%
Education 12%
Health Professions 8%
Communication 8%
Psychology 7%

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