If you are thinking about applying to Salem College, the application fee costs $30. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Salem College does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Salem College is moderately difficult. Salem College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Salem College accepted 85% of all applicants., around 738 of the 872 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Salem College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
To apply, all applicants to Salem College must submit the following items. Double check with Salem College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Salem College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Out of all students that were admitted, 65% submitted a class rank. At Salem College 37% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 73% were in the top 25% and 98% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Salem College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||11%|
|3.50 and 3.74||16%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14%|
|3.00 and 3.24||14%|
|2.50 and 2.9||16%|
|2.00 and 2.49||9%|
|Salem College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Salem College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 30% of Salem College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 44% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Salem College applicants, you should strive to earn between 970 and 1190 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Salem College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1190 and 25% of scored lower than 970, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Salem College student is 1080.
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To be most competitive at Salem College, you should strive to earn between 20 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Salem College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Salem College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Salem College.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Salem College during the following terms: Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term Winter Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Salem College?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Salem College.
Does Salem College accept transfer credits?
Salem College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Salem College accepts:
CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does Salem College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Salem College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Salem College?
No, Salem College is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to include your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
How hard is it to get into Salem College? Salem College is a somewhat selective institution. The Salem College acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 84 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Salem College is 21. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Salem College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1190 and Above
970 to 1190
970 and Less
The median SAT score for Salem College students is 1080. Applicants with SAT scores of 1190 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Salem College, while applicants with SAT scores between 970 to 1190 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 970 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Salem College.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Salem College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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