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Salem State College

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1854
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 7,455
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $384,151
Admissions Address

352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970

Website

http://www.salemstate.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@salemstate.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.9
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Nate Bryant
Admissions office telephone: (978) 542-6200
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: Contact school for details
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $225 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 2 2
History 1 3
Academic electives 2 2
Total academic units 16 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: N/A
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: June 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 84%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 84%
Total applicants: 4,608
Total acceptances: 3,865
Total freshman enrollment: 1,136
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,656
Male acceptances: 1,297
Male freshman enrollment: 419
 
Female applicants: 2,952
Female acceptances: 2,568
Female freshman enrollment: 717
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 5%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 25 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 50 percent of high school class: N/A
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: N/A
Average high school GPA: 2.9
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 420 – 530
Math: 420 – 530
Combined: 840 – 1060

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.6% 0.1%
600-699 6.7% 6.9%
500-599 31.3% 34.1%
400-499 46.7% 43.8%
300-399 12.6% 13.4%
200-299 2.3% 1.8%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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