Salem College

601 S Church St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

About Salem College

Salem College is classified as a baccalaureate college with an arts and sciences focus. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This small four-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 degree-seeking students. At least 80% of students are enrolled full time, and over half of these students reside on campus. This institution awards 80% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards master’s degrees in education. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate764
Student Age% Under 2548%
 % 25 and Over52%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time64%
 % Part-time36%
Race/Ethnicity% White64.0%
 % Black19.0%
 % Asian1.2%
 % Latino4.6%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Race Unknown6.8%
 % International student4%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyArts Management
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted67%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled38%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT90%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT26%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800600 / 800
 SAT Writing450 / 800600 / 800
 SAT Math450 / 800590 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3625 / 36
 ACT English18 / 3627
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math17 / 3625 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$30
 Graduate Application Fee$30
 In-State Tuition & Fees$21,965
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$21,965
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid97%
 % Undergraduates with Loans77%
 % Undergraduates with Grants97%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,520
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$4,570
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,895
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,510
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,710

Neighborhood Data for the Winston-Salem Area

Median Age34.7
Median Household Income$41,228
Total Population227,691
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.1% 52.9%
 Age 0-950.9%49.1%
 Age 10-1751.9%48.1%
 Age 18-2447.5%52.5%
 Age 25-2945.5%54.5%
 Age 30-3948.8%51.2%
Race/Ethnicity% White54.1%
 % Black34.8%
 % Asian2.0%
 % Latino14.0%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.5%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,520
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$4,570
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$552
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50049.4%39.9%10.9%
 $500 to $74935.0%45.3%0.0%
 $750 to $9998.0%9.8%26.4%
 Over $10007.7%5.1%8.7%
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