Salem College

Salem College, a residential liberal arts college for women, values its students as individuals, develops their unique potential, and prepares them to change the world. Founded in 1772 as a school for girls, Salem is the oldest continuously-operating school in the nation dedicated to the education of women. Today, Salem is known for the Women in Science and Math Program, Center for Women Writers, School of Music, and Center for Women in Business. A January term allows special opportunities for internships and study trips, and a signature general education program includes first-year seminars, service learning, liberal arts breadth, and an innovative interdisciplinary capstone to create a strong foundation for life-long learning. The campus is located adjacent to the restored 18th century village of Old Salem and is four blocks from Downtown Winston-Salem, The City of Arts and Innovation. Salem is a special environment where students experience the rewards of rigorous academic work, expand their capacity for creative, analytical and ethical thought, and prepare for positions of leadership and responsibility in a changing world. Salem welcomes and educates both women and men from the community through its Fleer Center for Adult Education (age 23 and over) and the Graduate Program in Education.

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Women's college 1772 Moravian Church 4-1-4 N/A 601 S. Church Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 (336) 721-2600
overall score total score state city online paying global
51 100.0 North Carolina Winston-Salem 241
Key Value
ID 290
Tuition $28,566 (2017-18)
Room and Board $11,640 (2017-18)
Total Enrollment 1,089
Application Deadline rolling
Application Fee $30
Acceptance Rate 57%
Description When applying to Salem College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Salem College is $30. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 57 percent.


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Application deadline rolling
Early decision deadline N/A
Application fee $30
Common Application accepted Yes
Deadline for housing deposit N/A


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Admission interview Recommended
Required standardized tests Either SAT or ACT
SAT/ACT scores must be received by March 1

Entering Class Stats

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Selectivity More selective
Fall 2016 acceptance rate 57%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A

Transfer Students

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Accepting applications Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Minimum credits to apply No
Minimum required college GPA 2
Has guaranteed admission agreement with at least one other institution No
Guaranteed admission agreement URL N/A

International Students

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Separate application form required Yes
Conditional admission offered Yes
Early decision or early action options available N/A
TOEFL (paper) Required of some
TOEFL (internet-based) Required of some
Michigan Test N/A
IELTS Required of some
SAT Required of some
SAT Subject N/A
ACT Required of some
Advance deposit required Yes
TOEFL accepted instead of SAT or ACT Yes
International student contact Katherine Knapp Watts, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, (336) 721-2621,