|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into Salem State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 86% acceptance rate ranking it #64 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,985 out of 5,825 applicants were admitted making Salem State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. Salem State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1010|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1160|
|Average SAT Score||1090|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Salem State University?
Salem State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. The school ranks #28 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 66 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1160 and Above||Good||>91%|
|1085 to 1160||Avg +||86%-91%|
|1010 to 1085||Avg -||78%-86%|
|935 to 1010||Reach||68%-78%|
|Less than 935||Low||<68%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||21|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Salem State University?
Admission data indicates that Salem State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #35 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 4 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Salem State University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>91%|
|21 to 23||Avg +||86%-91%|
|19 to 21||Avg -||78%-86%|
|17 to 19||Reach||68%-78%|
|Less than 17||Low||<68%|
What GPA do you need to get into Salem State University?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Salem State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Salem State University was 3.09 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #44 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.09 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Salem State University accepts 86% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||11%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||13%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||19%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||32%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||13%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||25%||20%|
Applicants have 34 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to Salem State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167729 IPEDS survey data for Salem State University.
66% of students submit their SAT scores to Salem State University. 4% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
86% of those who apply are granted admission to Salem State University. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1160. 66% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 23. 4% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.