Salem College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Salem College
How hard is it to get into Salem College and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #24 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 594 out of 1,045 applicants were admitted making Salem College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. Salem College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Salem College SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT44%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1100|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||660|
|SAT Composite 75th||1360|
|Average SAT Score||1230|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Salem College?
Salem College typically requires applicants to be in the top 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 44 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1360 and Above||Good||>69%|
|1230 to 1360||Avg +||57%-69%|
|1100 to 1230||Avg -||44%-57%|
|970 to 1100||Reach||31%-44%|
|Less than 970||Low||<31%|
Salem College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT56%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Salem College?
Admission data indicates that Salem College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 56 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Salem College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>69%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||57%-69%|
|23 to 26||Avg -||44%-57%|
|20 to 23||Reach||31%-44%|
|Less than 20||Low||<31%|
Avg. High School GPA3.57*
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Salem College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Salem College was 3.57 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #18 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Salem College accepts 57% of students who apply.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||27%||?||27%|
What are the requirements for admission to Salem College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199607 IPEDS survey data for Salem College.