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Salem College Admission Requirements

Winston Salem, North Carolina

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Chances of getting into Salem College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
39.5%
Admission Difficulty for Salem College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionHigh

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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Find out which students are getting accepted at Salem College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Salem College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
60%
SAT Scores for Salem College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Salem College
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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Salem College admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Salem College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
75%
ACT Scores for Salem College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Salem College
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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Salem College admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Salem College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.57*
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Salem College?

Applicants require 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.57 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Salem College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 745 10 755
Accepted 295 3 298
Acceptance Rate 40% 30% 39%
Enrolled 103 0 103
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 0% 35%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
216

Applicants have 216 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Salem College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Salem College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Salem College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does Salem College prefer SAT or ACT?

60% of students submit their SAT scores to Salem College. 75% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Salem College?

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.

What SAT score is required for Salem College?

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.

What ACT score is required for Salem College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. 75% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.