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Salem College is a private institution that was founded in 1772. It has a city setting and the campus size is 57 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Salem College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $22,720 (2011-12).
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Salem College, a liberal arts college for women, values its students as individuals, develops their unique potential, and prepares them to change the world. Founded in 1772 as a school for girls, Salem is the oldest school in the nation dedicated to the education of women. As a result of the historical evolution of its mission, the College welcomes and educates both women and men in the community through its Continuing Studies Program (age 23 and over) and the Graduate Program in Education. Salem's Women in Science and Math Program, Center for Women Writers, School of Music, and Women in Business Program are strong contributors to the greater community. Salem's size, campus environment, and diverse student body enrich the sense of community. Salem is a special environment where students experience the rewards of rigorous academic work, expand their capacity for creative, analytical and ethical thought, and prepare for positions of leadership and responsibility in a changing world.
|Religious affiliation||Moravian Church in America|
When applying to Salem College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due April 15. The application fee at Salem College is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 59.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||59.6%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||April 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Salem College is 11:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||N/A|
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Salem College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Salem College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Salem College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Salem College, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Salem College.
|Students who have cars on campus||85%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$22,720 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$11,764 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data