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Salem State University is a Public school located in Salem, MA. Salem State University has a total enrollment of 9,215 with a graduation rate of 50% and a student/faculty ratio of 15:1.

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School information

School typeDegree granting, primarily baccalaureate or above
Institutional categoryPublic
Avg. price for students receiving grants$15,588
Avg. price for students living on campus$25,482
Avg. price for students living off campus$24,648


Total applicants5,164
Total admissions3,868
Admission rate75%
Application fee$40
Average staff salary$76,599

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Both the SAT and ACT scores are used for college admissions and generally contain the same types of content. The SAT score is derived by combining two sections with a low of 400 to a maximum score of 1600. The two sections are 200 to 800 for SAT Math and 200 to 800 for SAT Reading. The ACT composite score is derived by combining English, Math, Reading and Science with a range from 1 to 36.

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