If you are considering submitting an application to Salisbury, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 15 and the application fee is $50.
Students who submit their applications to Salisbury for fall should hear back from Salisbury by March 15.
The following is an overiew of some of Salisbury's admissions stats.
|Salisbury 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Mean SAT Score||1243|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||16%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||2%|
These are the application deadlines for Salisbury University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 15||December 15|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||December 1||January 15|
Salisbury offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Salisbury will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Salisbury is 90%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 86%.
Salisbury accepts roughly 96% of early action applicants and 86% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Salisbury admitted 246 of the 274 students who applied early decision. In 2021, Salisbury admitted 4,198 of the 4,362 who applied early action.
Some students apply early to college to increase their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it shows your interest in a school.
➡️ See a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For applicants who are non-residents, getting into Salisbury University is moderately difficult.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Salisbury 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 in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.
What does Salisbury 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 Salisbury for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Salisbury, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Salisbury's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Other Requirements||√||SAT or ACT test scores are required for applicants with a weighted cumulative GPA below 3.5|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Salisbury have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
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.
Salisbury looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Salisbury 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, 16% of Salisbury's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 2% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Salisbury applicants, you should aim to earn between 1170 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Salisbury 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1170, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Salisbury student is 1243.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Salisbury students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Salisbury students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.
To be most competitive at Salisbury, you should strive to earn between 21 and 29 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Salisbury's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.
A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Salisbury students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Salisbury. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Salisbury during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Salisbury?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Salisbury.
Does Salisbury accept transfer credits?
✅ Salisbury accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Salisbury accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does Salisbury accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Salisbury accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Salisbury?
❌ No, Salisbury is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Salisbury's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Salisbury is 86%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Salisbury?
✅ Salisbury's early decision acceptance rate was 90% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Salisbury?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Salisbury was 96% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Salisbury? Salisbury is a somewhat selective institution. The Salisbury acceptance rate is 86%. This means that the institution accepts 86 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Salisbury is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Salisbury is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
29 and Above
21 to 29
21 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Salisbury is 25. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Salisbury. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1300 and Above
1170 to 1300
1170 and Less
The median SAT score for Salisbury students is 1243. Applicants with SAT scores of 1300 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Salisbury, while applicants with SAT scores between 1170 to 1300 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1170 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Salisbury.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Salisbury, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.73. 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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