Salem State University

Salem, MA

Salem State says, "you will be immersed in a series of learning experiences that will engage you with the broader community and world. You will acquire new skills and understandings, be exposed to different academic disciplines, and improve your fundamental academic and life skills. Salem State University is committed to providing you with a firm foundation for your future growth and success as an innovative and engaged citizen within your community and the world." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:7,600
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:27%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$9,246 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$15,508 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because students may test out of the "Written Communication (Level I)" requirement through SAT or ACT scores, and because the "Written Communication (Levels II and III)" requirement may be satisfied by topic courses in a range of disciplines that do not focus primarily on expository writing instruction.

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because intermediate-level language study is only required for select degree programs.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science


Curriculum last evaluated: 09/20/2015


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