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Salem State University

Address: 352 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970, United States

Description Salem State University

  • Established: 1854
  • Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
  • Students age: from 18 years.
  • Number of students: 7242 people
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of study: state university.

Salem State University, founded in 1854 as the Salem Teachers' School, is a comprehensive public higher education institution located approximately 24 kilometers north of Boston, 1.6 kilometers from downtown Salem, and is one of the largest public universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Salem State University

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All Salem State University undergraduate students receive education in the humanities, natural sciences, acquire the competencies and knowledge necessary for success in various professional fields.

Undergraduate programs offer:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Bertolon School of Business
  • Maguire Matherwey College of Health and Human Services
  • School of Education.

Master's degree

Masters not only work to satisfy their professional aspirations, but also meet the growing need of the region for specialists with advanced experience.

Directions of study:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Bertolon School of Business
  • Maguire Matherwey College of Health and Human Services
  • School of Education.

Accommodation, housing and food

Accommodation on the Salem State University campus provides accommodation in close proximity to the classrooms, library, dining room, and everything the campus has to offer:

  • Access to faculty members to support academic pursuits
  • Weekly Leisure Programs - Allows you to meet friends and network on campus
  • Free Wi-Fi for all residents.

Salem State University offers accommodation in 4 buildings:

  • Bowditch Hall are premium single rooms for returning students looking for a secluded living space.
  • Marsh Hall - 525 beds in premium single / double rooms on five floors. Each floor has several halls / offices, kitchenettes, shared and private bathrooms.
  • Peabody Hall is a mixed first-year and senior-year student residence. Seven floors with public areas, premium single / double rooms.
  • Viking Hall - the newest of the hostels, accommodates 350 residents in double and single rooms.
  • Atlantic Hall is one of the busiest apartment buildings overlooking Marsh Quad, Salem Bike Trail, and Salt Flats. Located on Central Campus, this state-of-the-art dormitory accommodates 450 students in 77 apartments for six people.

The cost of living is $ 13,811 / year.

Events Salem State University

Salem State University offers students the opportunity to participate in full-time sports clubs, at various intercollegiate conferences.

On the campus, there are male and female teams in 15 sports + 10 club teams.

Interuniversity sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Football
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball.

The National Center for the Creative and Performing Arts of Salem provides art researchers with a unique place to meet world-class guest artists, award-winning student performances, teachers in dance, music and theater, and art exhibitions. A variety of affordable arts events are featured in contemporary venues on Boston's North Shore.


  • 92% of Salem State University's 363 full-time faculty members held tertiary degrees: 287 doctorates, 24 creative and performing arts faculty members a master of arts degree, and 32 a master's degree or equivalent. The rest had higher degrees in fine arts, healthcare, librarianship, business, and other fields.
  • Over the past two decades, Salem has had 20 Fulbright Fellows and four Fulbrights; three students also received this award.

Equipment Salem State University

Salem State University is located in the historic seaside town of Salem, Massachusetts.

  • Five campuses on 115 acres.
  • Six dormitories with over 2,500 students.
  • The Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons is a center for educational research, heritage preservation, and academic support for students.
  • The Harold E. and Marilyn J. Gassett Fitness and Leisure Center is a state-of-the-art facility providing educational, social, and recreational activities for Salem residents.
  • The Sophia Gordon Center for the Creative, Performing Arts hosts a nationally award-winning Selem State Theater program and other artistic events.
  • The Student Navigation Center offers student assistance with student account issues, financial advice, admission advice, transfer services and ClipperCard.
  • The university invites students to join 65+ student groups and clubs.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • Early submission of documents - November 15, December 15, April 1, May 1
  • First course, translation - November 15, July 15, August 1
  • Nursing Programs - January 15th.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 1500 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  1. Fill out the online application
  2. Send transcripts by email
  3. Submit your standardized SAT and / or ACT results.

Requirements for knowledge of English:

  • TOEFL Internet Test (iBT) - 71
  • Revised TOEFL paper test - 54
  • TOEFL ITP - 530
  • IELTS - 6.0
  • PTE Academic - 49
  • Duolingo English test - 110.

Scholarships Salem State University

  • Salem State University Scholarships are awarded to students who meet high academic requirements. Students who receive academic scholarships are expected to study full-time and maintain a high level of academic performance.
  • Salem State University grants are based on available funds. Grants are not awarded annually, but are distributed in proportion to the number of courses a student is enrolled in.

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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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