If you are considering submitting an application to Salem State University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is June 1 and the fee for the application is $50.
Here's an overiew of some of Salem State University's admissions stats.
|Salem State University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.2|
|Mean SAT Score||1065|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||66%|
These are the application deadlines for Salem State University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 15||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||June 1||––|
Salem State University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15.
Salem State University is a not difficult school to get into. 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, about 4,985 of the 5,825 students who applied.
Schools that are not 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.
It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Salem State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.
What does Salem State University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Salem State University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Salem State University, all applicants 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)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Other Requirements||√||SAT/ACT scores|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Salem State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Salem State University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Salem State University 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 2022, 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 not 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:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
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?
❌ No, Salem State University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Salem State University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Salem State University is 86%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Salem State University?
❌ Salem State University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Salem State University? Salem State University is a less selective institution. The Salem State University acceptance rate is 86%. This means that the institution accepts 85 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Salem State University is Jun 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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