Generally, Salem State University is known for being a non selective school. They receive about 6,290 applications each year from incoming students. The overall acceptance rate is around 90 percent which equals about 5,660 students who were successful in the admission process of the school. But, when the semester starts, only about 960 or 17% 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 19 - 23 for ACT or 1,010 - 1,160 for SAT. This school also accepts Advanced Placement (AP) credits, Credit for life experiences, and Dual enrollment. 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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Student SAT Scores

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75th %



First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2021 Admissions Cycle. Test scores last reported in 2019
Applications
6,287
Male 1,930
Female 4,357

 

Acceptance
5,658
Male 1,643
Female 4,015

 

Enrollment Total
961
Male 339
Female 622


Acceptance Rate
90%
Male
85.1%
Female
92.2%

 

Yield
17%
Male
20.6%
Female
15.5%


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 enrollment

    Admission considerations

    Required

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


    Recommended

    Formal demonstration of competencies

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