Generally, Salem State University is known for being a somewhat selective school. They receive about 6,560 applications each year from incoming students. The overall acceptance rate is around 85 percent which equals about 5,560 students who were successful in the admission process of the school. But, when the semester starts, only about 1,110 or 20% of the students who received the letter of acceptance from Salem State University choose to attend. The school tends to see 30 percent of the students who applied are men compared to 69 percent who are women. When the semester commences, about 64 percent of those accepted women decided to study at Salem State University and 35 percent were men.

Students are requested to submit their ACT or SAT scores to Salem State University when filling out the application. In most cases, accepted students have test scores in the range of 20 - 26 for ACT or 980 - 1,140 for SAT. This school also accepts Advanced Placement (AP) credits, Credit for life experiences, and Dual credit. Salem State University’s undergraduate application fee is $50. To submit your application to Salem State University, you will need to file these required documents: Completion of college-preparatory program, Secondary school GPA, and a Secondary school record. The institution highly suggests that students have Formal demonstration of competencies.

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Student ACT Scores

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75th %



Student SAT Scores

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75th %



First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2018 Admissions Cycle
Applications
6,562
Male 1,994
Female 4,568

 

Acceptance
5,558
Male 1,622
Female 3,936

 

Enrollment Total
1,111
Male 390
Female 721


Acceptance Rate
84.7%
Male
81.3%
Female
86.2%

 

Yield
20%
Male
24%
Female
18.3%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$50


Graduate

$50



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Advanced Placement (AP) credits
  • Credit for life experiences
  • Dual credit

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Completion of college-preparatory program
    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school record
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


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    Formal demonstration of competencies

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