Salem College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 10548
Winston-Salem, NC 27108-0548
Tel: (336)721-2600
Free: 800-327-2536
Admissions: (336)721-2621
Fax: (336)724-7102
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Independent Moravian, comprehensive, women only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees (only students age 23 or over are eligible to enroll part-time; men may attend evening program only). Founded 1772. Setting: 57-acre urban campus. Endowment: $47.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4532 per student. Total enrollment: 1,114. Faculty: 92 (57 full-time, 35 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 439 applied, 66% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 61% from top quarter, 85% from top half. 4 valedictorians, 24 student government officers. Full-time: 723 students. Part-time: 184 students. Students come from 23 states and territories, 17 other countries, 41% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 19% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 36% 25 or older, 88% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; communications/communication technologies; psychology. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Wake Forest University, American University, Drew University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $25,360 includes full-time tuition ($16,275), mandatory fees ($215), and college room and board ($8870). Part-time tuition: $860 per course. Part time tuition applies only to students in the Adult Degree Program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 41 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Onua, Campus Activities Council, International Club, Ambassadors. Major annual events: Fall Fest, Dance Weekends, Candlelight Christmas Service. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 488 college housing spaces available; 458 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Gramley Library plus 1 other with 132,510 books, 302,534 microform titles, 631 serials, 13,553 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $502,126. 54 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Wake Forest University.

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