Salisbury University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Salisbury University Admissions Overview:

Salisbury University has an acceptance rate of 61%, making it a somewhat selective school. Successful applicants will generally need good grades and a solid application to be admitted. Students will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. For more information, including important deadlines, be sure to visit Salisbury's admissions webpages. Or, you can always get in touch with the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

Salisbury University Description:

Founded in 1925, Salisbury University is a public master's-level university located in Salisbury, Maryland, about two hours from Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia. Salisbury undergraduates can choose from 42 bachelor's degree programs. Professional fields in business, communications, education and nursing are the most popular. The university wins high marks for both the quality of its academic programs and its value. Students come from 31 states and 54 countries, and the university has a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 26. On the athletic front, the Salisbury University Seagulls compete in the NCAA Division III Empire 8 (football) and Capital Athletic Conferences.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,748 (7,861 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,364 (in-state); $17,776 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,350
  • Other Expenses: $2,700
  • Total Cost: $24,714 (in-state); $33,126 (out-of-state)

Salisbury University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 85%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 65%
    • Loans: 55%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,365
    • Loans: $6,691

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Elementary Education, Finance, History, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 17%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 48%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 69%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Lacrosse, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Swimming, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Cross Country, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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