Private 4 Year

Salem College

Winston Salem, North Carolina

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Salem College overview
Location Winston Salem, North Carolina
Online salem.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Moravian Church
Salem College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Salem College, chartered in 1772 and located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, stands as the oldest educational institution for women in the United States by its original founding date. Nestled in the historic district of its namesake city, the campus features a picturesque landscape accentuated by Moravian architectural styles, providing a blend of historic charm and contemporary educational facilities. As a liberal arts college, Salem offers a wide array of undergraduate programs with particularly notable offerings in education and music, as well as graduate degrees in education and school counseling. Admission to Salem College is moderately selective, reflecting a commitment to academic excellence and a personalized approach to the admissions process. Students can opt for on-campus living in one of the residence halls that embody a sense of tradition and community. While athletics are not a central highlight, the college competes in the NCAA Division III as the Spirits, contributing to the range of extracurricular opportunities available to students. Salem's proximity to the bustling downtown area of Winston-Salem ensures that students have access to an array of cultural, historical, and social activities.

In the most recent statistical year 1,159 prospective students applied, and 1,014 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 91 enrolled in the school.  280 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 189 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $30,500 plus fees of $516.












Salem College is rated within the lower 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Very Easy
Salem College overview
SAT 1053/1200
ACT 17/21
GPA 3.3

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Salem College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,324
Other Fees$516
Room and Board $12,300
Budget for Other Expenses$4,650
Total One Year Cost$49,290

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$35,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

53% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Salem College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 20%
Business 16%
Biology 11%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%
English and Literature 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199607 IPEDS survey data for Salem College.

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