Along with an application, prospective students will need to submit official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores.
Standardized tests scores (SAT/ACT) were previously mandatory for most seeking undergraduate admission to the university.
Joining a growing number of institutions that have made these standardized tests optional as part of the application process, Salem State will now notify prospective students that the fulfillment of academic admissions requirements will be based on their high school course selection and grade point average (GPA)."By eliminating test score requirements and focusing our admission decisions on a student's academic work and grade point average, we believe an increased number of qualified students will look at Salem State," said Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Life Scott James.
Students can also participate in club sports such as rugby and ultimate frisbee, or intramural sports including flag football and dodgeball.
On the intercollegiate front, the Salem State Vikings compete in the NCAA Division III Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC).
Many schools specify a minimum GPA requirement, but this is often just the bare minimum to submit an application without immediately getting rejected.
The GPA requirement that really matters is the GPA you need for a real chance of getting in.
Applicants should contact undergraduate admissions at 978.542.6200 or [email protected] any questions.
Salem State admissions is somewhat selective with an acceptance rate of 82%.
The university fields eight men's and nine women's sports.
The mission of the education unit at Salem State University is to develop inquisitive, reflective and culturally responsive teachers and leaders who value collaborative professional communities and whose practice engages students in transformative learning.