Salisbury University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Salisbury, MD
Website
www.salisbury.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
7,323
Part-Time Undergrads
646
Setting
Suburban
In-State Tuition
$7,700
Out-of-State Tuition
$16,046
Room & Board
$9,400
Acceptance Rate
53 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1600–1830
Average ACT Scores
22–26

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Small class sizes
  • Affordable tuition
  • Great education program
  • Great professors

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Hard to get parking
  • Not a well-stocked library
  • Lots of rain
  • Not much to do around town

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Salisbury University's homepage proclaims the school as "A Maryland University of National Distinction," and rightly so. For the past dozen years, SU has been ranked as one of the top universities not only in the state of Maryland, but also in the country. Students at Salisbury are attracted to the relatively small class sizes that afford them personal attention from professors, as well as the availability of other academic resources, such as computers. In addition, SU has a great financial aid and scholarship program, which, coupled with the modest fees, makes college more affordable to a larger number of students. Together, the available academic resources and financial aid options make Salisbury a very attractive institution, especially for those planning on careers in education or business, two of SU's strongest programs.

In addition to the academic advantages, the biggest draw of Salisbury is the social atmosphere. Every day is a chance to meet someone new. It is not uncommon for students to simply sit down at an occupied table in the Commons and introduce themselves. Furthermore, the many parties that take place on the weekends also give students the chance to meet a large number of fellow students. Also, SU holds a large number of social events throughout the year (like comedians, movies, dances, and speeches) that brings the campus community together. Finally, the large number of clubs and organizations allows students to get involved in the local community and enjoy experiences with others who share their passions. All in all, Salisbury University is an institution that pushes students to do their best in the classroom, but with a relaxed atmosphere that makes the college experience wholly enjoyable.

Salisbury Student Reviews

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Not the greatest but it seems to be getting a lot better as time goes on. There is a lot of off campus crime that can affect the students if you're not careful. I wouldn't recommend walking to parties off campus but if you do, carry pepper spray.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: If you want it, you're going to be able to find it.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: SeaGull is gorgeous. Just be prepared to hear absolutely everything. The walls are thin and you hear each bump and step.

2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It's too strict. I can understand the need to protect the students but it's so strict, the parties on campus are non-existent and if you want to party you're stuck between venturing off campus into a sketchy area.

3 College Junior

Athletics: There aren't a lot of people who attend games so it's kind of sad. It would be nice to see everyone display their school spirit but it's pretty non-existent.

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