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Reviews 458 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really enjoyed all my professors, they are very educated in their field and know what they're talking about. The call sizes are small and I really like that. The most people I had in one of my classes was about 20, the smallest was five including myself.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Public Safety is pretty great, you can call them anytime to come pick you up from the pit when it's raining or if you're out late down at the flats.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Personally, I lucked out when it came to housing. I lived in the basement and the basement rooms are a really nice size and I enjoyed not having to walk up a bunch of steps. We have four types of housing options, Typically dorm style, suite style, apartment style and townhouse style. All shared rooms, unless you pay for a single, are an RA or don't have a roommate.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Salem has one "sorority" and it's called Gamma Kappa Delta. We're pretty much your average sorority with less drama and no brother frat :( We throw formals, have big and little and do coolers. You don't have to be in the sorority to attend our formals either. I wish there was more of the sorority life brought into everyday life at Salem it lacks a little there. The winter formal we throw is awesome! This past year, we rented out a baseball field had great food, picture both and fireworks... like okay Salem.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics really are not a huge part of Salem, I've never been to a game. I have a few friends who play soccer, and if you're looking to party you probably wanna hang out with some athletes.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall experience, Salem is a great school for an education. Education wise I am very happy and enjoy going to my classes, I do however wish we were a coed school... but you can cross register at Wake Forest and I'm glad we have that opportunity. I wish we had more to do with the other three colleges a few miles away and that there was some kind of theater major and an audition process for the music and dance department. This is also a very liberal school, so if your values fall into the more traditional route be prepared to be judged a little and to stand up for what you believe in. Overall I'm happy here and glad I found Salem.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not really interested in sports, but soccer, basketball and softball are among the top sports on campus that are highly celebrated.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far, my time at Salem College has been engaging. I take classes that focus on race and ethnicity and how those concepts alter the way in which society interacts and thinks and changes throughout time. I have enjoyed establishing relationships with upperclassmen and my professors/advisors who are ware of these issues in life and on the campus.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The public safety department does a great job of maintaining safety on campus. All students, faculty and staff are constantly aware of any potential hazardous acts happening on or near campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am extremely happy to attend this College. It has all the things I was looking for in a school. These include: small size, good location from home, major (Interior Design), beautiful campus and great connections. I enjoy spending time here and though there are a few things I would like to change, like the amount of available food options, I know that no campus is going to be 100% perfect. However, this campus is the closest I've gotten.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Salem College has an infinite number of connections for internships and jobs for students. This is not only created by its name, but also the alumna. These women love this school so much that they are more than willing to give back in more ways than one.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I believe it would be better some students respected the space as much as others attempt to. The janitor department does a great job of keeping things clean, but one must keep in mind that not everyone learns how to wash clothes or take after themselves prior to college. This sometimes resulted in the washing machine being out of order.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The sports department is relatively new, yet the teams typically do well in tournaments. They often come in first, or the top rankings.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the Salem College campus because it is beautiful, inviting and historic. Known for being the oldest Women's college, Salem is a great place to be a part of when looking for a school with great connections and opportunities.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Salem is a wonderful community, filled with trust and sisterhood. I would chose it again in a heartbeat. The wonderful one on one time with professors to our traditions such as fall fest, and founders day. Salem college is a unique and empowering institution for women of any background. We are a diverse and accepting campus, with a wide array of people, it is welcoming and unique environment you can't find anywhere else.

The only real down sides are the difficulties of renovating buildings form the 17 and 18 hundreds to accommodate modern technology and living expectations. That is not to say the dorms are terrible.... just historic building aren't allowed to renovated with elevators.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: With the campus being small it is easy to get public safety there if you need them. Public safety does an awesome job. I personally had my own incident with a crazy ex boyfriend and I went right to public safety and ever since then I know that I can go to them for anything and they will take care of it for me.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Like I stated before, if it was not for the classes and the professors then I would have left a long time ago. I really do hate everything else about Salem though.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The opportunities after Salem are great, from what I have heard. They really help you find a job and stay in touch years down the road. I have also heard that when you are looking for a job, you really stand out from other people for being a Salem alumni,

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Salem has so many strict rules that it has made my experience here terrible. You would not believe how many things they consider fire hazards that other colleges do not. And we have to have a doctor's note to have an AC unit! We are also not allowed to walk on the grass.... which is completely ridiculous. The social atmosphere is not the best either; most of the girls that go here are stuck up and talk down on you. Salem also makes it hard for you to live off campus. My roommate and I are wanting to get an apartment next year but they are making up all of these reasons to why we can not do so. I am 20 years old but they treat us like we are 10. Everything about living on campus is ridiculous. I hate it, and do not even get me started on the cost of living there. Lets just say if it was not for the small classes and awesome professors then I would have left after the Fall semester.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Salem is a small, all women's college, therefore we only have softball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, track, and cross country. Sports here are not a big deal at all, and not a lot of people come to the games. If we win, we win, and if we lose, we lose; no one is losing any sleep over sports here.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the classes and all of the opportunities Salem gives all students. The classes are so small and you really get a one on one experience with the professors.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus feels safe other than the threat of the occasional lewd man.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The one-on-one teacher to student is very well. You literally cannot hide in class. Most teachers go above and beyond to help students grow. The general education courses are rather annoying.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are always job openings and internships being advertised to students.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Overall it is well for being a historical campus. There are lots of bugs and problems with amenities. For money's sake I would expect better response to problems and for the fixtures to last.

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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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