Resources › For Students and Parents Salem College Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Salem College. bnhsu / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated November 08, 2017 Salem College Admissions Overview: Students interested in applying to Salem College can use the Common Application (more on that below). In addition to completing the application, applicants will need to submit high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and a personal statement. With an acceptance rate of 57%, the school admits around two-thirds of applicants each year. Students with good grades and test scores have a decent chance of being admitted; if your scores fall within or above the ranges listed below, you are on track for admission to the school. Contact the admissions office at Salem with any questions. Admissions Data (2016): Salem College Acceptance Rate: 57%GPA, SAT, and ACT graph for Salem CollegeTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 480 / 610SAT Math: 470 / 590SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanTop NC colleges SAT comparisonACT Composite: 22 / 27ACT English: 21 / 29ACT Math: 20 / 27What these ACT numbers meanTop NC colleges ACT comparison Salem College Description: Salem College is a private liberal arts college for women located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The college has the distinction of being the oldest educational institution for women in the country -- Salem can traces its roots back to the colonial period when the Moravians founded a school for girls in 1772. Today Salem is a highly regarded college with an impressive 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio and high placement rates for law and medical schools. The college also wins high marks for its value, and nearly all students receive significant grant aid. In athletics, the Salem Spirits compete in the NCAA Division III Great South Athletic Conference. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 1,087 (931 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 3% Male / 97% Female77% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $27,406Books: $1,250 (why so much?)Room and Board: $11,500Other Expenses: $4,509Total Cost: $44,665 Salem College Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 99%Percentage of Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 98%Loans: 77%Average Amount of AidGrants: $25,768Loans: $5,770 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, English, Psychology, Sociology Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%4-Year Graduation Rate: 53%6-Year Graduation Rate: 57% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Women's Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, Softball, Tennis Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Salem College, You May Also Like These Schools: East Carolina University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNorth Carolina State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUNC Greensboro: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphElon University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUNC Pembroke: Profile Mars Hill University: Profile Appalachian State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphWake Forest University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphWingate University: Profile North Carolina Central University: Profile Guilford College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph Salem and the Common Application Salem College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you: Common Application essay tips and samplesShort answer tips and samplesSupplemental essay tips and samples Salem College Mission Statement: mission statement from the Salem website "Salem College, a liberal arts college for women, values its students as individuals, develops their unique potential, and prepares them to change the world."