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 39% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 298 out of 755 applicants were admitted making Salem College a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent. Salem College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Salem College SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT60%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||530|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1050|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1260|
|Average SAT Score||1160|
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 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 60 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|
|1260 and Above||Good||>52%|
|1155 to 1260||Avg +||39%-52%|
|1050 to 1155||Avg -||27%-39%|
|945 to 1050||Reach||18%-27%|
|Less than 945||Low||<18%|
Salem College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT75%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||31|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|Average ACT Score||24|
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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 75 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Salem College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>54%|
|24 to 28||Avg +||39%-54%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||29%-39%|
|18 to 21||Reach||20%-29%|
|Less than 18||Low||<20%|
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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Salem College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||35%||0%||35%|
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
60% of students submit their SAT scores to Salem College. 75% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
39% of those who apply are granted admission to Salem College. Admission competition is high and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1260. 60% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.