Salisbury State University, founded in 1925, is a public university. It is a rarity among public institutions in Maryland: All four of its schools are endowed. These multimillion-dollar gifts have expanded scholarships and other opportunities for students. With an emphasis on active learning, including undergraduate research, internships, community service and travel abroad, SSU is earning a national reputation for educating undergraduates. This year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Salisbury State among the top ten regional public schools in the north. Its 140-acre campus is located in Salisbury, 100 miles southeast of Baltimore and Washington, DC.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
6,695
Undergraduates
2,973
Men - 44.4%
3,723
Women - 55.6%
875
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
86% of 7,691 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.73
SAT Math
626 average
570-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
617 average
590-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
21-29 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,688
Out-of-state: $36,958
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,188
Out-of-state: $20,458
Room and Board
$12,500
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Freshman Award
$9,551
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,427
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Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
445
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
7%
10-19
26%
20-29
35%
30-39
24%
40-49
2%
50-99
4%
Over 100
1%
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Salisbury Population
33,017
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
29% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Sea Gull
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5%
Asian
4%
Black/African-American
12.7%
Hispanic/Latino
6.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.8%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
71.3%
Unknown
2.3%
International Students
0.9% from 32 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
49.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
62%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
31.7%
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