Winston-Salem, NC
Salem College


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Recent Reviews

MaKayla
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Salem is so diverse and extremely welcoming. From the moment I applied they have been nothing but so genuine and son kind. Th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Salem is so diverse and extremely welcoming. From the moment I applied they have been nothing but so genuine and son kind. They do everything they can to make you feel at home. The faculty are always checking up on the students and making sure everything is ok with them. They really treat you like a family.

Sharissa
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I will be attending this fall however my sister graduated a few years back and the school is everything she said it was. The...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I will be attending this fall however my sister graduated a few years back and the school is everything she said it was. The people are all super nice and more than welcoming, the teachers and students I have meet so far are really caring and want you to get involved with all the activities and clubs and the campus itself is beautiful, it reminds me of a scene from a Disney classic.

ashley
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This was one of the worst years of my life. They have a tradition that allows hazing of the underclass, in the middle of the ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This was one of the worst years of my life. They have a tradition that allows hazing of the underclass, in the middle of the night around 3-4 in the morning all the seniors run through the hallways pounding on the underclassmen’s doors with hammer, bats and other assorted items. It is has been a long standing tradition that is allowed by the school. With such a high rate of women be survivors of assault and other violent acts it is hard to comprehend why a school would allow just behavior. To wake up in the middle of the night and having 100 + people running, screaming and pounding on doors with large items is not an environment I would ever want to be a part of. They enforce strict rules about guests and micro manage the dorms yet they allow and support hazing on campus. I was bullied by security on campus, they would come in and search my room, flipping things over and leaving things a mess. They never found any alcohol but still searched my room several times in a disrespectful manor. There was a major divide between legacy students and non-legacy students. Girls bullied each other on campus and staff would feed into it. Staff and campus leaders (president, student services) are MIA. I never knew anyone who ran campus, heard from the president, any department heads or other helpful staff. I was lost on campus and felt like there was no one to reach out to. There was no strong bond with the departments until JR or SR years. If you are looking for a women's college go to Stephens College. I ended up transferring and was so glad I did! Amazing community of female leaders and an environment that fosters innovation!

Leigha
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Salem College academically is a great school to go to. The class size is between 12-20 people so there is a very small studen...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Salem College academically is a great school to go to. The class size is between 12-20 people so there is a very small student to professor ratio making it very accessible to get extra help if need be. It offers division 3 athletics which still requires a serious athlete commitment without competing with academics.

Fabiola
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Salem College is a place where student feel like they are home. The surroundings are amazing in a way that students can sit i...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Salem College is a place where student feel like they are home. The surroundings are amazing in a way that students can sit in the outside patio and enjoy lunch with their friends and family. As a freshman, I see how much passion the student on campus have for the Salem community. There are always student and staff that say good evening to one another and everyone get alone. When going to the campus there are so many feelings that happens as the students are giving tours, there are sensations that make the people that are visiting want to stay there forever and it a welcoming place. The classes that are though by the professor are amazing based on that the classes are not big like other colleges. When it comes to the professor they are always available whenever a student is in need of clarification of a material of if they have any question. One thing that I really true love is that the college has a town hall every month of the day, yet, it gives the student updates that are occurring in the college and what need regulation there are. I loved my first semester because you are able to pick the schedule that you want and each department has their own advisor, in which the student has the advisor until the student chooses their major. When it comes to public safety the police department has a training of self-defense so that the student is well inform.

Anna
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I am honestly not that happy with my attendance at Salem College so far. I feel as if we were fed lies at orientations, campu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am honestly not that happy with my attendance at Salem College so far. I feel as if we were fed lies at orientations, campus visits, and in emails. I suppose it is a way of making money and they have to make the school look good. It it not all terrible, however it is not $40,000 a year good. Not even close. I feel alienated from administration and looked down upon honestly. Many times, the financial aid services here have done me wrong. The website says they are dedicated to helping their students and that we can walk in anytime. That's not true. Many people have looked at my profile before and neglected to point out details to me; all for me to later get an email saying I owe "blank" amount of money because of this "blank." Something no one told me about. Something, as a first year at this school wouldn't know. When going to someone about it, I was told, "you should be knowing what you are signing up for anyways." Cold. Dismissed. If you can't tell, I am not too pleased with this school. They then try to fine you for every little thing possible, making me question if it is really a non-for-profit school...we already pay $40,000 a year. Another thing about that; the food is terrible. That further makes me question where that $40,000 goes. My other peers are also very displeased with this school. It is kind of like this negativity always looming over our heads. On the other hand, the friends I have made there are great and everyone tries to take care of each other. Since we are all suffering together and it is a small community school, it is very close knit and that part is cool. So far, I have also had pretty good professors. I have learned a lot and am still learning. I am trying to not be too bitter. The main issue here is money, which can honestly affect your grades when you're always worrying if the next bill will even get paid. I have decided to try other ways of making money and to just finish out the rest of my degree there. I then want to transfer to Appalachian State in NC, where I feel that I will be much, much happier.

Angela
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Ever since I visited Salem for the first time, it gave me the feeling of the comfort of home away from home. I love the atmos...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Ever since I visited Salem for the first time, it gave me the feeling of the comfort of home away from home. I love the atmosphere that the faculty, staff, and students all strive to have. There is a very trusting relationship between us all that allows the college to flow freely and smoothly. I love Salem also for the academic experiences it allows such as multiple majors, study abroad opportunities, and many academic clubs that allow tutoring and things of that nature. Salem College wants nothing more than it's students to succeed and move on to do great things.

Julissa
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It definitely needs some major changes with administration, but one would not have a better experience or relationships among...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It definitely needs some major changes with administration, but one would not have a better experience or relationships among professors and classmates. There also needs to be changes in our dorms and food. I had to go off campus because it's a shame they only have one good dorm to offer and so many sophomores end up there because of "medical notes."

Alyssa
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Salem College is a very nice school, however there are some things that need serious work such as better quality food that do...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Salem College is a very nice school, however there are some things that need serious work such as better quality food that doesn't give us food poisoning constantly near the end of spring term. Maybe more transparency as to where our money goes, if not to better wifi and upkeep on all the dorms? Better policies towards students of color and those who are LGBTQ+ . We have these classes called REST, which is when students can learn about important topics such as Race and Ethnicity, Ethics, and the like. And we wish it was required so that some of our students (who very much need them). The campus is beautiful, and the people are typically nice save for the few bad apples who don't like POC or immigrants. Professors are super helpful (typically), and most students have great relationships with them. Overall, on the surface the school is great, however like any school it has its own deep dark secrets.

Esmarelda
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It's a college my guys.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a college my guys.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $27,406
  • Acceptance rate
  • 57%

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