Salem College

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Salem College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Winston Salem, NC, a predominately urban area. Over a thousand students are enrolled at Salem College.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores to Salem College. A score within the range of 1000 to 1200 on the SAT exam, or 22 to 27 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Salem College average GPA ranges from 3.23 to 3.45 for accepted students. Salem College admits around 60% of those that apply each year. Of those that are admitted, roughly 35% enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at salem.edu.

Overall Salem College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

58.2%

The overall acceptance rate for Salem College was reported as 58.2% in Fall 2013 with over 854 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 22 - 27
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Salem College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Salem College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Salem College has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 59.7%
  • 2010-2011: 66.7%
  • 2011-2012: 59.6%
  • 2012-2013: 60.7%
  • 2013-2014: 58.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 60.2%

How Does Salem College Compare?

58.2%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Salem College is five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of North Carolina School of the Arts45.2%
High Point University64.2%
Guilford College68.2%
Greensboro College78.3%
Bennett College for Women82.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants854-100.0%
Admitted497-100.0%
Enrolled174-100.0%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Salem College (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English21 - 29
Math22 - 26
Composite Score22 - 27
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