Salem State UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Salem, Massachusetts Public Nonprofit regional Accreditation

$11,128

Avg in-state tuition

$17,994

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Salem State University

Salem State University is a medium-sized public university located on a suburban campus in Salem, Massachusetts. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,706, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 86%. The university offers 92 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 57%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $11,128, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $17,994.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

86% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 86%

Retention Rate 73%

Graduation Rate 57%

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1010-1160

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-23

Ways to Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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66%

Female Student Population

13:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

8k

Students Enrolled

Demographics

White

62%

Hispanic

17%

Black

8%

Unknown

3%

Two or more races

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Asian

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

51% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

51%

State Grant Aid

56%

Institution Grant Aid

70%

Pell Grant

51%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $4,960
State Grant Aid $3,009
Institution Grant Aid $3,025
Pell Grant Aid $4,606
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Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.