Salem State College

Salem, MA

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Salem State College

Salem State College

Salem State College Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline April 15
SAT / ACT Scores Due April 15
Priority Application Due March 1
College Will Notify October 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 1,628 3,132 4,760
Accepted 1,037 2,156 3,193
Acceptance Rate 64% 69% 67%
Enrolled 349 656 1,005

Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
2.94 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(94% of Students Admitted to Salem State College Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 450 to 550
  • Math 450 to 540
  • Writing 450 to 543
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 550 540 543
Bottom 25th Percentile 450 450 450

Salem State College Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($40)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank     Not Considered
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations     Considered
Essay     Considered
Extracurricular Activities     Considered
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Considered
Competencies   Important
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
Electives 2 2
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 2
History 1 3
Math 3 3
Science 3 3
Social Studies 2 2
Lab 2 2
Electives 1 1

Salem State College Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 9,431 (91%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 892 (8%)

Salem State College Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($40)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 12)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.00)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview   Very Important
Standardized Test Scores   Very Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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