Location
Winston Salem, NC
Undergrads
772
Tuition
$23,478
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 335 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They only offer loans like parent plus, they offer no scholarships as alternatives

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Computers are good, some new, others newer, but there are enough everywhere

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Major is great, all professors and advisors help a lot

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I enjoy it because the professors are great and I learn a lot

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are parties and gatherings very often

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I have heard athletics is great at the university

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I like all professor in my major field

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Our school only provides 3 shuttle buses during the day from like 9-3 and they come every 20 minutes opposed to every 10 minutes

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I think its too expensive and the housing isn't all luxurious or anything

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are great places to eat from, a big variety and all fairly close

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have not really interacted much with any.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: My major is very demanding. I also have to have an internship but I don't know how I will find time because the workload is so heavy.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: If I had to choose all over again, I would choose the same major because I believe this major will benefit me most in life.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Salem is located very close to downtown Winston Salem, so there are many excellent choices for dining within walking distance.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Salem has some programs where it excels. Other programs are smaller and less organized.

2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It's an all women's campus. Most of the females look very manly. As per stereotype, most girls cut their hair very short and begin to dress very homely. Rarely any attractive people on campus at all.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: The library has good hours and the computer labs are open 24 hours a day.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I'm vegetarian and I have a very difficult time finding decent food to eat. The last couple times I've had the vegetarian dishes, I've found plastic in them.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Salem has a beautiful campus. It's basically the only thing the school has going for it.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's not the worst atmosphere, but it's not the best either.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: It's difficult to find a decent parking spot if you have to park in the pit.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Also, very humid all the time.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Public safety is the best part about Salem College.

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm transferring. I definitely would not recommend this school to anyone. They lie to you on the phone and only tell you things that you want to hear. Overall, very unwelcoming and very exclusive.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: You can practically get away with anything on Salem's campus.

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Keena Hutchens
Hometown
Yadkinvlle, N.C.
Major
Philosophy/Religion
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Students have mixed feelings about Salem, although most never regret their time here. Some of the best things about this school are the friendships that students make with peers and the close relationships that develop with faculty members. However, some feel that Salem's sense of community almost makes it too sheltered and insular. There are plenty of opportunities for leadership and participation, but a small group of active students often end up in charge of many big clubs and stretch themselves to the point of exhaustion. Students sometimes feel a disconnect with newer members of the administration who are less familiar with Salem College's traditions; if newcomers try to "standardize" the school to the point of losing that sense of community, it really upsets the crowd.

Salem does try to mold students into independent thinkers because that's the best thing the College can offer. Since Salem is a small, all-women's school, it can't offer everything larger colleges might, which forces students to take initiative and take control of their academic lives. If you want to meet guys, you have to make a conscious decision to do so. If you want to attend community events, you have to figure out where they are. If you disagree with something on campus, you have to find the confidence to change it. All of this fosters independence you might not gain at a larger institution.

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