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Salem College

Winston-Salem, NC 4-Year Private

About Salem College

Salem College is a private, religous school located in the urban setting of Winston-Salem, NC, less than an hour from Charlotte.

Founded in 1772, Salem College currently enrolls around 635 students a year, including 491 undergrads. The institution runs on a 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term) academic calendar.

Admissions Facts About Salem College

Acceptance rate: 85%

Average GPA: 3.3

Mean ACT score: 21

Mean SAT score: 1080

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What is Salem College's acceptance rate?

Salem College is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. The acceptance rate at Salem College is 85 percent.

The average high school GPA for a student at Salem College is 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. Admitted students have a mean score of 1080 on the SAT. The mean ACT scores is 21.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Salem College a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Salem College, around 48 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 200 students who started at Salem College as first-time freshman, 128 graduate within four years.

Around 66 percent of students who started at Salem College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Based on this information, how does Salem College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Salem College a good school for YOU?

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College Info

601 South Church Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Campus Setting: Urban

Salem College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Salem College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Salem College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Salem College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above

Good

20 to 28

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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Salem College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Salem College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$44,296

In State

$44,296

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$30,500
$30,500
Fees
$516
$516
Housing
$12,000
$12,000
Books
$1,280
$1,280

Student Life

Wondering what life at Salem College is like? There are approximately 1,087 students enrolled at Salem College, including 938 undergraduate students and 149 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 74% percent are from NC and 26% percent of students are from other states.

82%

Full Time

18%

Part Time

74%

In State

26%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,087

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

Unknown

Tuition and Fees

In State

$31,016

Out-of-State

$31,016

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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