Salem, MA
Salem State University


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Recent Reviews

Amanda
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I chose my school based almost entirely on it's nursing program. The major here is very well-respected and the graduates from...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I chose my school based almost entirely on it's nursing program. The major here is very well-respected and the graduates from it go on to amazing nursing jobs in the Boston area and all over the country. I chose Salem State because it was one of the most affordable and well -respected programs in this area of the country.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important thing you can remember to do is not to settle for less than what you expected. College is a huge part of who you'll be in the future, and you pay a lot of money and work very hard to be there. If you're not enjoying yourself, don't feel 100% satisfied with your education or feel like something is missing, do something about it. Try new things, go new places. You'll be surprised how many resources there are at your school for activities on campus and off that you may enjoy. Where you go to school, ideally, is where you'll spend the next 4 years of your life. But if you're unhappy, you should never be afraid to transfer. Most schools are helpful with this process, because your happiness is what is truly most important. Don't be afraid to ask a million questions, command thorough communication from your schools financial and academic resources, and try as many new things as you can pack into your life. When you can look around your college, take it all in, and smile...you know you've chosen the right place to be.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Salem State is that it is a completely middle of the road school. It's competitive, but not overwhelming, big, but not too big, close to Boston but not right in the middle of a big city, and culturally diverse. For such a large conglomeration of people from all over, there is a real sense of community, because everyone finds something that reminds them of home.

Brett
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In my advice, I found that visiting as many schools as possible was great, but when it came time to send out applications, na...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In my advice, I found that visiting as many schools as possible was great, but when it came time to send out applications, narrow down your choices before hand, that way, the decision after acceptance letters aren't as difficult to decide between. Ask as many questions as possible on tours. Even one of the most common questions, "How big are the dorms?" Find out as much information as possible, don't be scared, and enjoy the process.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any kind, there really is no target group of people. Good school for all.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The hours that I go to class, the teachers are good.

Robin
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

the teachers really care about the students. they want you to learn.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

the teachers really care about the students. they want you to learn.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell them to do your best in high school so they have many college choices. In choosing a college apply to a variety, including distance, size, location, and type of school. Also dont think of it as a choice you will have to live with. you can always change schools they are making it easier ever year. good luck!

James
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit. Have your son or daughter go for a school week to live with someone who stays on campus. Living it is the only way to ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit. Have your son or daughter go for a school week to live with someone who stays on campus. Living it is the only way to really know.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

That it was this unexciting, quiet and slow on weekends

What kind of person should not attend this school?

people who really care a lot about their studies there are too many kids who come here to blow their money away to just party a booze out of college

Tyler
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Salem State College is every good thing you ever heard about college without the fat, the college of your dreams without the ...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Salem State College is every good thing you ever heard about college without the fat, the college of your dreams without the jaw-dropping price tag, the friends you make and never lose, the laughter you tell your kids about, the teachers you'll never forget, the place you always wanted to be, the reason you went to college, and most of all it becomes the reason you succeed afterwards.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It is best known for its Nursing and Education programs. Students flock to Salem State College for these fields, often filling up both majors months in advance. Most of the student body is pursuing a career in nursing or teaching, often with double majors or minor concentrations. It's allure lies in the province of having well-balanced and varied studies, bringing multiple studies together, eventually achieving a rounded and cultured degree. It is therefore known for diversity and promise.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best advice is to make sure you're happy with your decision. Picking a college out of a catalogue will not define your experience there, nor will simply driving by the campus. Sit in on a class, visit professors, talk to students, wander aimlessly for at least an hour, have a meal or two, and sit and think about how much time you will spend there. Choosing a college is not french vanilla or hazelnut coffee. You are choosing the people you learn with as well as they people who teach you. You are choosing the place that you will pay to experience. If you cannot smile thinking of the next four years, then you have not picked the right college for you. It is just as much about happiness as it is about the quality of your education. I promise you will not regret your choice if find the right fit. Learn about your interests and you will learn about yourself. Make friends and you will never fail. Never hesitate on a chance to better yourself. College depends on you to make the best of it and nothing but your best will suffice.

Megan
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our theater, english, and art programs, and being diverse. Alot of people overlook our college but we have university stand...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our theater, english, and art programs, and being diverse. Alot of people overlook our college but we have university standards and are an incredible place to get your education at.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Follow your heart. Im an out of state student, i never had thought about going out of state but I really knew I eventually wanted to end up in Boston or New York, and here I am! Im a half an our out of Boston and four hours away from New York, It gives me all kinds of opportunities I didnt have in my home state. I really reccomend finding a college that has atleast two academic programs that you would enjoy, and absolutely has a study abroad or exchange program! Live in the dorms your first year, its a great way to bond and create lifetime friendships!!!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Absolutely anyone and everyone fit in here. Because we don't have frats or sororities nobody is discriminated against, youre friends with everyone

Samantha
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Finances always play a huge role in deciding where you can go but don't let it be the only deciding factor. If you are happy ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Finances always play a huge role in deciding where you can go but don't let it be the only deciding factor. If you are happy and work hard you can pay your loans off. You don't want to be miserable while you are at school because it wasn't what you wanted but it was all you thought you could afford. There are a lot of options out there and majority of colleges will work with you if you are passionate about you studying there.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The majority of students commute and there is little to no activity on the weekends.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A closed minded person would find this school difficult because it is a very liberal and accepting campus life open to all walks to life.

Jamie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It can be tough to find the right school for you. Make sure to visit many different campuses, all of different varieties, so...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It can be tough to find the right school for you. Make sure to visit many different campuses, all of different varieties, so you can narrow down the school that would be perfect for you. Also, start looking early, then you will have time to find your dream school, and a great chance to research the financial aid offered, possible scholarships, and to have a better chance at being accepted. It is never too early to start looking at colleges! If the stress of seeing if your application was accepted is too much for you, see if your school of choice offers on-the-spot admissions. You'll be interviewed by the admissions department right on campus and they decided that day whether you are accepted or not! I truly believe the college experience is what you make it. Freshman year is always the hardest but if you keep positive and be yourself you will have the best experience before the end of the semester. Join clubs in your major; you'll be in a group of people with similar goals as you. Stay focused, work towards your dreams, and college will be the most memorable years of your life.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The on-campus housing. Two years are guarunteed but after that it was a lottery system. This will not be a problem much longer however; as they are currently building another huge residence hall. Sadly I'll be long since graduated when it is completed. I would have loved to live on campus all four years so this is the worst thing about my school.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The parking can be frustrating. This school is a huge commuter school so parking can be a challenge. Luckily there is much off-campus housing available so my apartment is in walking distance to my classes and I never have to drive.

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