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About Salem International University

Salem International University is a private, nonprofit school in an rural setting in Salem, West Virginia. Salem International University was founded in 1888 and now enrolls around 850 students a year, including 631 undergrads.

Salem International University offers housing for up to 599 students. Most students live off campus,.

Salem International University employs one full-time professor for every 18 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Salem International University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
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2022 Salem International University Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at Salem International University

Salem International University does not offer early decision or early action.

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Salem International University Acceptance Rate 2013

In 2013, Salem International University accepted 0% of applicants.

Salem International University Waitlist 2021

Salem International University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Salem International University?

Salem International University is considered to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Salem International University, applicants must submit the following items.

Salem International University Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
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GPA and Test Scores for Salem International University

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Salem International University.

Is Salem International University Test Optional?

Salem International University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Dorms at Salem International University

Yes! Salem International University provides on-campus housing for up to 599 students.

Salem International University students are active in the school's Student Government, Alpha Phi Omega and Gamma Beta Phi. Homecoming, Spring Fling, and and Convocation are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Salem International University.

Financial Aid at Salem International University

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Salem International University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution 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 at Salem International University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Salem International University, around 43% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 99 students who started at Salem International University as first-time freshman, 26 graduate within four years.

Around 39% of students who started at Salem International University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Based on this information, how does Salem International University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Salem International University a good school for you?

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Where is Salem International University?

Salem International University is located in the rural setting of Salem, West Virginia.

If you want to see Salem International University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Route 50 and I-79 to Salem, or book a flight to the nearest airport, North Central West Virginia Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Salem International University and Salem are like without leaving home.

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College Info

223 West Main Street, PO Box 500 Salem, WV 26426-0500

Campus Setting: Rural

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Wondering what life at Salem International University is like? There are approximately 850 students enrolled at Salem International University, including 631 undergraduate students and 219 graduate students. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 41% percent are from WV and 59% percent of students are from other states.


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