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4 College Freshman

Academics: Work is hard but not too overbearing. Help is relatively easy to get and there are plenty of places on campus to do work in.

4 College Junior

Academics: They do try to help students who are struggling with certain areas of study with various tutoring.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: There are a good selection of majors but the school's population is not diverse at all and there isn't much to do except go to parties.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I'm really enjoying campus life as well as academics. Find the right people to be with and you'll have a solid support group to study with and encourage you to do your best.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The teachers are just amazing, whenever I need help they always make time for me.


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Salisbury University is a school that stresses hard work and a well-rounded student. The large breadth of general education requirements allows students to get a feel for different majors and possible career paths. These requirements also help to ensure that students are knowledgeable about subjects outside of their chosen major, including composition, history, the sciences, humanities, and physical education; these courses may be completed by the middle of sophomore year. For an added challenge, the Honors Program offers courses such as "Contemporary China" and "The Legend of King Arthur" that strengthen critical thinking skills through in-depth discussion and readings.

Help is also always available on campus. Professors are always willing to work with students who need help or just need someone to come to for advice. They have a variety of available office hours, and appointments can be made for extra assistance. The personal relationships built with professors remain strong long after the end of classes, and instructors often become mentors for students during the undergraduate experience and beyond. The University Writing Center and the Center for Student Achievement also help students with college writing and tutoring, respectively. Specifically, the Center of Student Achievement keeps track of at-risk students and approaches them, informing them that there are services available for help. On the whole, SU makes every effort to ensure that their students succeed.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Total FT Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Transfer-Out Rate
Graduation Rate
Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 29%
  • 20 to 49 students: 68%
  • 50 or more students: 3%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Arts
  • Frank P. Perdue School of Business
  • Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology
  • Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies
  • Thomas E. Bellavance Honors Program
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 3%
  • Psychology: 4%
  • Social Work: 3%
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric: 4%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Phys Ed
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Student-designed major
Online Courses
Throughout recent semesters, many introductory-level classes have become hybrid courses, which is a mixture of in-class and online instruction, or completely online courses. Despite the online component, these courses should be treated with the same work ethic as regular courses. In addition, more attention needs to be paid to the course to ensure that deadlines are not missed since the teacher will post assignments and expect students to constantly check for them. Finally, it is advisable that one become strongly familiar with the programs that will be used, especially the University's Blackboard system called MyClasses. It is this system that allows students and the teacher to interact through the chat room and discussion area. Meeting people in the class, especially if it is completely online, is incumbent on the student.
Best Places to Study
  • Blackwell Library
  • Cool Beans CafĂ©
  • Fireside Lounge
  • TETC study rooms
Tips to Succeed
  • Do not place school work behind partying or your grades will suffer.
  • Get to know your professors.
  • Go to class.
  • Join a club.
  • Use when choosing classes. The reviews help with getting good professors.
Did You Know?
Salisbury University is ranked 7th in US News and World Report's Public Master's Universities in the northern region.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 80 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 53 responses

  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 53 responses

  • 17% This was my dream school.
  • 57% This was one of my top choices.
  • 26% This was a school I settled for (safety school).


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