If you want to apply to Salem State University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is May 1 and the application fee costs $50.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
|Salem State University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.2|
|Mean SAT Score||1065|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||66%|
Salem State University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
Mark your calendar!
The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast!
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.
It is slightly difficult to get into Salem State University. Salem State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Salem State University accepted 86% of students, around 4,985 of the 5,825 students who applied.
Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Salem State University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides 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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Salem State University must submit the following items. Double check with Salem State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Salem State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
Salem State University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Salem State 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.
In 2021, 66% of Salem State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application.
To be competitive with other Salem State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 980 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Salem State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 980, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Salem State University student is 1065.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Salem State University students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Salem State University students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.
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For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Salem State University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Salem State University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Salem State University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Salem State University.
Does Salem State University accept transfer credits?
Salem State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Salem State University accepts:
Does Salem State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Salem State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Salem State University?
Salem State University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Salem State University's acceptance rate?
Salem State University's acceptance rate is 86%.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Salem State University is May 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Salem State University is Aug 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1150 and Above
980 to 1150
980 and Less
The median SAT score for Salem State University students is 1065. Applicants with SAT scores of 1150 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Salem State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 1150 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 980 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Salem State University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Salem State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.17. 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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