Salem State University Rankings

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In the World#2343 of 14178
In North America#721 of 2629
In the United States#659 of 2528
In Massachusetts#30 of 90
In Salem#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
86%
Average SAT
1085
Average ACT
21
Aid receiving
92%
Undergraduates
6,273
Graduates
1,433
Male:Female Ratio
34:66
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate

Salem State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate86%81%88%
Applicants5,8251,7934,032
Admissions4,9851,4553,530
Freshmen enrolled full time997352645
Freshmen enrolled part time1495

2,208 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

271 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
543 or 54%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1010
or below

75% of them
had 1160
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Salem State University are 1010-1160 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
22 or 2%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Salem State University are 19-23 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White4809 (62%)
Hispanic1343 (17%)
Black or African American636 (8%)
Asian236 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown229 (3%)
Two or more races220 (3%)
Nonresident Alien219 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander4 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native3 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$7,765
Students receiving aid
92%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$910$2,520
Tuition in-state$910$2,520
Tuition out-of-state$7,050$4,140
Fee in-district$10,374$6,035
Fee in-state$10,374$6,035
Fee out-of-state$11,015$6,035

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,282
Combined charge for room and board$14,250
Room charge$10,384
Meal charge$3,866

Salem State University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Social Work58143
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse160
Psychology, General137
Business Administration and Management, General7926
Early Childhood Education and Teaching7030
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration6319
Biomedical Sciences, General73
Marketing & Marketing Management, General67
Elementary Education and Teaching3729
Accounting59
Finance, General48
Forensic Science and Technology41
English Language and Literature, General2813
Kinesiology and Exercise Science40
Computer Science35
Counseling Psychology34
Occupational Therapy & Therapist824
History, General2012
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration31
Health & Health Care Administration & Management30
Special Education and Teaching, General30
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management28
Nursing Science26
Public Relations & Image Management24
Accounting and Finance24
Industrial and Organizational Psychology22
Mathematics, General146
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services20
Advertising19
Sociology19
Geographic Information Science and Cartography513
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography17
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General17
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other17
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies17
Journalism16
Hospitality Administration & Management, General16
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General16
Fire Services Administration15
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching311
Geology & Earth Science, General14
International Business & Trade & Commerce13
History Teacher Education76
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor13
Applied Behavior Analysis66
Chemistry, General12
Education, General11
Biology & Biological Sciences, General11
Public & Applied History11
Commercial and Advertising Art11
Creative Writing11
Mathematics Teacher Education11
Geography10
Management Information Systems, General10
Photography10
Music, General9
Political Science and Government, General9
Art Teacher Education36
Reading Teacher Education9
Biochemistry8
Mass Communication & Media Studies8
Educational & Instructional Technology8
Acting7
Design and Applied Arts, Other7
Athletic Training & Trainer7
English & Language Arts Teacher Education7
Management Science6
Spanish Language Teacher Education6
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other6
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing6
Economics, General5
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies5
Biotechnology5
Environmental Biology5
Nuclear Medical Technology & Technologist4
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia4
Sculpture4
Tourism and Travel Services Management4
Chemistry Teacher Education4
Dance, General3
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology3
Philosophy3
Drama and Dance Teacher Education21
Painting3
Spanish Language and Literature2
Italian Language and Literature2
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist2
Secondary Education and Teaching1
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General1
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching1
European History1
Aquaculture1
French Language and Literature1
American History (United States)1
American Government and Politics (United States1
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education1
Grand Total1,595569
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate57%52%60%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%
  • Part-time retention rate - 29%

Publications & Citations

Publications
970
Citations
14,144

Publication count by topic

Psychology
236
Sociology
138
Medicine
104
Political science
76
Computer science
61
History
48
Business
47
Art
32
Biology
30
Geology
28
Economics
26
Geography
22
Chemistry
22
Environmental science
16
Mathematics
15
Engineering
14
Philosophy
4
Physics
3
Materials science
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Geology11221,845
Psychology14125,585
Sociology1455834
Political science1456388
Art147228
Economics1816765
History183819
Business2082573
Geography2410234
Medicine26071,573
Environmental science2908274
Engineering3274211
Biology3877542
Computer science3906271
Physics449718
Mathematics454960
Chemistry4763139
Materials science55716

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19901136
1991439
1992551
1993852
1994657
1995548
1996443
1997790
1998771
19991179
200014122
20019114
200212166
200315168
200418258
200519323
200614304
200728371
200830404
200939489
201034512
201136594
201244747
201351881
201448916
2015831024
201672973
201770935
201859894
2019771127
2020591408

General info

Alternative namesSSU
Founded1854
WikipediaSalem State University
Colorsblue, orange
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff1,007
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address352 Lafayette St
Salem, Massachusetts, 01970
United States
City population41,000
Phone9785426000
Fax+1 (978) 542 7104

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