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#10 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

Salem State University

Salem, Massachusetts

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Overview

Student Population
8,338
Salem State University overview
Location Salem, Massachusetts
Online salemstate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Salem State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 5,825 prospective students applied, and 4,985 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,011 enrolled in the school.  5,982 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,356 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $910 plus fees of $10,218. Salem State University is ranked 782 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
4/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
5/10
Outcomes
2/10
Value

Salem State University is rated within the lower 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Salem State University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very Easy
Salem State University overview
SAT 1010/1160
ACT 19/23
GPA 3.09
Applications Accepted
85.6% 
Salem State University overview
Applications Due Mar 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Massachusetts Resident Tuition
$910
In State Costs for Salem State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$10,218
Room and Board $14,052
Budget for Other Expenses$1,784
Total One Year Cost$28,164
Out of State Resident Tuition
$7,050
Out of State Costs for Salem State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$10,218
Room and Board $14,052
Budget for Other Expenses$1,784
Total One Year Cost$34,304

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$44,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
42% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Salem State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Health Professions 17%
Education 9%
Psychology 7%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167729 IPEDS survey data for Salem State University.

Current students may use the Salem State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.