Salem College is a test optional school meaning you are **not required to submit SAT scores** with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

The average composite SAT score for admitted Salem College freshman is 1126 out of 1600. For perspective, a 1126 is in the 64th percentile of all SAT test takers.

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1053 to 1200. The 75th percentile score is 1200 while the 25th percentile score is 1053.

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Salem College but we estimate it to be around a 980 total composite SAT score.

The average score for Salem College students on the math portion of the SAT is 546 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 498 and the 75th percentile score 595.

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 555 to 605 and the average score for Salem College students is 580.

Below are __estimated__ chances of being accepted at Salem College based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 90.2%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.3.

- Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1200 or higher is very competitive at Salem College and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an almost certain chance of acceptance with the probability 94% or higher.

- Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1130 to 1190 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. Your chance of acceptance is very high, estimated about 90% to 94%.

- Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1053 to 1120 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 83% to 90% percent chance of being admitted.

- Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 980 to 1043 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 81% chance of admission to Salem College. SAT scores below 980 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting classSAT Score | Admission Chances |
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1600 | 99% |

1590 | 99% |

1580 | 99% |

1570 | 99% |

1560 | 99% |

1550 | 99% |

1540 | 99% |

1530 | 99% |

1520 | 99% |

1510 | 99% |

1500 | 99% |

1490 | 99% |

1480 | 99% |

1470 | 99% |

1460 | 99% |

1450 | 99% |

1440 | 99% |

1430 | 99% |

1420 | 99% |

1410 | 99% |

1400 | 99% |

1390 | 99% |

1380 | 99% |

1370 | 99% |

1360 | 99% |

1350 | 98% |

1340 | 98% |

1330 | 98% |

1320 | 98% |

1310 | 98% |

1300 | 98% |

1290 | 97% |

1280 | 97% |

1270 | 97% |

1260 | 97% |

1250 | 96% |

1240 | 96% |

1230 | 96% |

1220 | 95% |

1210 | 95% |

1200 | 94% |

1190 | 94% |

1180 | 94% |

1170 | 93% |

1160 | 92% |

1150 | 92% |

1140 | 91% |

1130 | 90% |

1120 | 90% |

1110 | 89% |

1100 | 88% |

1090 | 87% |

1080 | 86% |

1070 | 85% |

1060 | 83% |

1050 | 82% |

1040 | 81% |

1030 | 80% |

1020 | 78% |

1010 | 77% |

1000 | 75% |

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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.