Salem State University

Salem State University Ranking

country rank: 647
world rank: 1799

University Overview

Salem State University ranking, established in 1854, is a non-profit public college higher-education college based in the suburban setting of Salem, Massachusetts (population range of 10,000-49,999). Salem State University (SSU) ranking is a big (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution that is officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. Salem State University (SSU) provides courses and services leading to formally accredited higher education degrees in a variety of fields, including pre-bachelor degrees (certificates, diplomas, associate or base degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorate degrees. For further details, see the degree levels and areas of research matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 166-year-old American higher-education college has a preferential admissions process focused on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and grades. This US higher education institution has an acceptance rate of 80-90 percent, rendering it a least selective institution. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. SSU also offers a library, accommodation, athletic facilities, financial assistance and/or grants, study abroad and exchange schemes, multimedia classes and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services to students.

Salem State University Ranking

University Identity

Name Salem State University
Acronym SSU
Founded 1854
Colours Blue and orange

University Location

Address 352 Lafayette Street Salem 01970 Massachusetts United States
Tel +1 (978) 542 6351
Fax +1 (978) 542 7104

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,500 US$ (7,400-9,200 Euro) 7,500-10,000 US$ (5,500-7,400 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$ (11,000-12,900 Euro) 7,500-10,000 US$ (5,500-7,400 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 352 Lafayette Street Salem 01970-5353 (978) 542 6200

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Salem State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 210,489 physical volumes, 28,657 physical media, 1,045,137 digital/electronic medium and 306 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes Salem State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,282 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Massachusetts System of Public Higher Education (MSPHE) American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) National Athletic Association (NAA) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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