Salem College

468 reviews
  1. Winston Salem, NC
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    D
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Salem College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Moravian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great South Athletic Conference
Address
601 S Church St
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Range
950-1250
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$15,497/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,272/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,604/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,854/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,188/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,014/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
97%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
83%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
790Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
25%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Smart, determined, friendly, and energetic!
    37%
  • Salem Strong!
    26%
  • Lesbian
    16%
  • Leaders
    11%
  • Smart, determined, friendly and opinionated
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
73%
of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Sisterhood
    82%
  • Evolving
    6%
  • Tolerable
    6%
  • Unaccepting
    6%

After Salem College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses

Reviews

468 reviews
  • Excellent
    102
  • Very Good
    159
  • Average
    137
  • Poor
    36
  • Terrible
    34
I am not sure how I will participate in "life after Salem.". As an older student I was not required to do an internship, but I have talked to other traditional aged students that had great situations in their fields.

Salem College is a very well respected institution in both the United States and globally. There are jobs posted by Salem staff and faculty frequently and sent to all of the students through email. There are corporations active on campus doing recruitment many times during each semester and those opportunities are well publicized for students.

The historical significance of Salem cannot be denied. Teaching women since 1772! Amazing.The world has/is catching up with the vision of those progressive Moravians!
  • College Senior
  • 11 months ago
Being an all women's college, safety is often a concern for incoming first years, but I can honestly say that during my three years here so far, I've never once felt unsafe. Public Safety is always around, and more importantly always accessible. They are located in the center of campus, so they're never more than a few minutes away. One of the most important characteristics of our public safety staff is that they're always approachable. I've NEVER felt ashamed or embarrassed to ask for help, and they're always willing to help us whenever we ask. In addition to public safety, Salem is really huge on the family aspect, or "sisterhood". Through my time here, I've realized that the sisterhood everybody talks about is real! Your Salem sisters will always have your back, which truly adds to the level of safety experienced at our school.
  • College Junior
  • Feb 12 2015
Winston-Salem (more specifically Old Salem) has a great overall atmosphere. Whenever considering the quality of an area's atmosphere, I think it's important to consider options... and there are plenty surrounding Salem College. There's Old Salem- a historic area which offers rich cultural and historical resources. There are the surrounding schools, which include Winston Salem State University (within walking distance), UNC School of the Arts, and Wake Forest University (where Salem students are able to cross-list, meaning that we can take courses there if we so please). Perhaps my favorite option is downtown-- we're within walking distance of downtown WS, and there are tons of really awesome stores, restaurants, and bars (cool once you turn 21). There's also a small theater downtown (and a free one on campus), and they show two or three movies a night, which is really cool! All in all, I've grown to love the area, and I'll be sad once its time to graduate and leave. If you're thinking about Salem, come visit, you'll love it! :)
  • College Junior
  • Feb 12 2015