Salem State University is on a 62-acre campus in an urban setting in Salem, Massachusetts, not far from Boston. Salem State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, , a radio station and more.
Salem State University also has fraternities and sororities.
Salem State University has a thriving Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Salem State University include Program Council, Residence Hall Association, Multicultural Student Association and International Student Association.
Salem State University students' favorite campus events are Student Involvement and Activities Block Party, Multicultural Student Association Back to School Party and SSUphoria Electronic Dance Music Concert.
Salem State University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.
Most Salem State University students live off campus. In 2021, 31% of undergrads at Salem State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 69% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Salem State University. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Salem State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Salem State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Salem State University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Ice Hockey||NCAA Division 3||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Lacrosse||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Salem State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Salem State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Salem State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Salem State University, take Route 1A to Salem, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Logan International airport.
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