Salem State College


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Salem State College

In-state Tuition

$5,594 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$11,734 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline


Application fee


Educational Resources


  • Member of library consortia.
  • 311,953 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 26,396 current serial subscriptions.
  • 586,235 microforms.
  • 15,072 Audio/Visual items.
  • 6,700 e-books.



  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 426 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, health service, health insurance


study skills


minority student, career, veteran student, academic, psychological


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 22% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 28% of housing units are Singles.
  • 53% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 16% of housing units are Triples.
  • 3% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 4 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.


  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Salem State College Series is nationally known as a premier college lecture program. Three speakers are featured each year, allowing more than 7, 500 members of the community the opportunity to interact with notable national and international political figures, entertainers, and opinion leaders, The Center for Creative and Performing Arts at SSC provides diverse, high quality and affordable cultural events in theatre, dance, music, creative writing and art for all members of the college community and the Greater North Shore Community; we produce nearly one hundred events each year from student performances to world class artists and performers, Athletic Events (Men’s Basketball (NCAA), Women’s Basketball (NCAA), Ice Hockey (ECAC), Golf (ECAC), Women’s Soccer (ECAC Champions)
  • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, yearbook
  • Honor societies: Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society; Alpha Delta Mu, The National Social Work Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Delta, The International Sociology Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta, The National Society which honors high scholastic achievement during the first year in college, Alpha Mu Alpha, The National Marketing Honor Society, Delta Mu Delta, The Honor Society for Business Administration majors only, Gamma Theta Upsilon, The International Honor Society in Geography, Honors Program Advisory Council, The purpose of this organization is to actively support the intellectual and social growth of the members of the Honors Program and the College community, Phi Alpha Theta, Salem State College Upsilon Theta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, an international honor society for historians, Phi Kappa Phi, The First Honor Society to recognize all fields of study, Pi Sigma Alpha, The Honor Society in Political Science, for the purpose of encouraging scholarship and critical interest in the field of government, Pi Omega Pi, An honor society for prospective business teachers, Psi Chi, The National Honor Society for Psychology Majors, Sigma Theta Tau, The National Honor Society of Nursing, Pi Lambda Theta, The Honor Association in Education dedicated to providing leadership development and academic excellence in education.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Multicultural Student Association provides Salem State College Students with an avenue whereby they can get together as a group to explore their heritage and is made up of three organizations African American Affairs, west Indian Affairs, and Cape Verdean Affairs, Asian Students Association encourages unity and achievement among Asian students and supports Asian students academically and socially, Hispanic American Society established to promote Latino awareness/issues by providing social and educational opportunities for students.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Accounting Association, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), American Marketing Association (AMA), Biological Society, Chemistry and Physics Society, Criminal Justice Academy, Earth Science Association (ESA), Economics Club, English Society, Finance Association, Future Educators of America (FEA), Historical Association, Mathematical Society, Music Organizations (College Chorus, Jazz Band, Chamber/Jazz Singers, Concert Band, Instrumental Chamber Ensembles, Theatre Pit Orchestra, Pep Band, and Music Society), National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association, Political Science Academy, Public Relations Students Society of America (P. R. S. S. A. ), Salem Geographical Society, Sociological Club, Student Nurses Association, Student Action Resource Team (START), SSC Figure Skating Club, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC), Eastern Collegiate Athletic Association (ECAC), Massachusetts Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (MAIAW), New England College Athletic Conference (NECAC), Media Groups (The Log Student Newspaper, SSC-TV, radio station WMWM), Student Governing Groups (Student Government Association, Residence Hall Association), Academic Computing Committee, Academic Speakers/Honorary Degrees Committee, Affirmative Action Committee, Athletic Council Committee, College Bookstore Council Committee, Campus Center Policy Committee, Financial Aid Advisory Committee, Food Service Committee, Health Services Advisory Committee, Honor/Memorialize the College Community Committee, Policies and Procedures Committee of the O’Keefe Complex, President’s Advisory Committee on Diversity/Minority Issues, Task Force for Compliance with Section 504, Senior Awards Committee, Student Scholarships Committee
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Salem State College Log, bi-weekly


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Boston (15)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Salem (2)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Salem (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.


  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (U-Mass Lowell)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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