Salem, MA
Salem State University


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Recent Reviews

michaela
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I live over an hour away and i drive there every day because the opportunities i get from this school is worth it. The minute...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I live over an hour away and i drive there every day because the opportunities i get from this school is worth it. The minute I went to see the campus i fell in love. everyone is so friendly and there's no drama. the professors are always there to help you and instead of a huge class with 200 kids where they have no idea who you are, they get to know your names and try to help you succeed in the classroom. There is also a ton of offices for different things that will help you accomplish what you need. I love the people and staff, it is also known as one of the most diverse schools in the state of Massachusetts so no matter who you are or where you come from there is a place for you.

Aquissana
Go Vikings!

Yay

Go Vikings!

Yay

Heather
Salem State For The win.

Salem State by far is a great campus, the people are respectful and the campus is amazing.

Salem State For The win.

Salem State by far is a great campus, the people are respectful and the campus is amazing.

david
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Salem state is people friendly and very accommodating to all of its students. Righr from the first day of orientation, meetin...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Salem state is people friendly and very accommodating to all of its students. Righr from the first day of orientation, meeting with the seniors who and juniors who gave us tours of the school and introduced us to all the buildings. They told us where to go to when we need something and all that. However, good as this may be, Salem state does not exactly have the best reputation for being a top top school. I had no idea of this, being an international student. Even though, I like the people and the environment, I want education and if possible I want the best I can possibly get. So, salem state is good..but not good enough for my standards.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

I don't know of any stereotypes. I have yet to come across any in my short stay at salem state

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

African students union, the log, spanish club, frisbee team, student government association

What are the academics like at your school?

Academics are okay. The teachers are quite friendly and are good teachers. But again, not the very best.

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

Salem State is an intimate, diverse campus where anyone of any background can thrive academically, professionally, and social...

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

Salem State is an intimate, diverse campus where anyone of any background can thrive academically, professionally, and socially.

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

Hi there! I'm sure you're excited to be filling out applications for college right about now (except, you're probably not.) I'm sure you're also enjoying your final year as a high school student. It's good you don't seem nervous about headed off to college, which is great, because there's nothing for you to lose sleep over. You will thrive academically just as you are doing right now as a high school senior. You will definitely encounter many different characters on this campus. Some are good encounters, others are not. This is merely a microcosm of how your life will generally be. Your college experience, regardless of what school you choose to attend, is exactly what you make of it. If you choose to simply focus on the negative, then your experience will be bitter. But if you choose to focus on the positives while accepting the negatives of where you are, you will find that you'll have a small degree of rich, worthy life experience that you will carry with you for the rest of your life. Trust yourself: You know that you will do well out there.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

To say that a certain kind of person shouldn't attend this university would be cruel. I'd say that virtually anyone could attend this school. I see many different people from many different lifestyles on this campus. Their creed, background, how they were in high school, etc. shouldn't necessarily cause one to deny them of the education provided at Salem State University.

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

Washington University provides an open, diverse, and rigerous learning environment, while also encouraging students to enrich...

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

Washington University provides an open, diverse, and rigerous learning environment, while also encouraging students to enrich themselves through community involvement.

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

College is what you make of it: seize all the opportunities! Balance, balance, balance: eating vegetables and exercising are not healthy to forget Take random classes; you may find a new passion Communicate: Say what you mean in a straight-forward manner Get to know yourself: What do you want from college? Where do you see yourself? Do not be so afraid: Be brave and bold! Meet new people Make a list of goals you want to accomplish on-campus (for example, find the underground tunnels or go to the observatory) Go out once a month with friends and explore the city Attend classes and professor's office hours: Do not be intimidated by professors! They are there to help you. Take thorough notes Always have back-up chocolate supplies!

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

There is always construction being done on-campus. The meal plan costs a lot.

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

Brandy this is the time that may seem like it is time for a bunch of fun and party time, but if you sit back and think about ...

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

Brandy this is the time that may seem like it is time for a bunch of fun and party time, but if you sit back and think about it in 5-10 years where do you see yourself? Think about it, It's your a senior now on your way to college do you think partying will always be the life? Going to college will be an opportunity of a life time that many never get a chance to see. When you graduate from high school thats when the beginning of an adult starts. It's called accountablility and responsibility. Take this time to really figure out what's important. Think about the vaules and morals you will one day want to teach your children. Take this time to take control of your life and steer it in any direction you want. Get all the education and knowledge that you can get you owe that to yourself. College offers so many opportunities and will take you to places you never thought you would go. Set an example in life pay the way for the next generation after you. Teach them that knowledge is everything.

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

There are so many different kinds of people, and everyone generally accepts people the way they are. Being in the Theatre De...

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

There are so many different kinds of people, and everyone generally accepts people the way they are. Being in the Theatre Department, you get many ranges of sexualities, views, and imaginations. It makes every day different, new, and exciting. I wouldn't have it any other way.

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

Don't be afraid to just walk up to a group of people and sit down. You can always just sit in silence for a while and listen, or you could contribute to the conversation. Don't forget that learning doesn't just take place in the classroom, it takes place in the halls, in the dorm rooms, in the dining halls and anywhere else that there are people who are different from yourself. Take chances, and try something new. Push yourself to do something that you are afraid of, because once you accomplish it, you can do anything. Always do what makes you truely happy, and spread that peace to those around you.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Severely Right-winged, straigh edged.

Daniel
What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

Because Salem State University has a reputation for being easy to get into, the stereotype of SSU students is that they aren'...

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

Because Salem State University has a reputation for being easy to get into, the stereotype of SSU students is that they aren't very bright, and aren't going to go anywhere in life. There definitely are some students here who seem "below-average" in terms of intelligence, but over all, students here are politically aware, and know plenty of general knowledge.

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

i would tell myself to take high school very seriously. college is no joke and is very exspensive. when you go to college you...

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

i would tell myself to take high school very seriously. college is no joke and is very exspensive. when you go to college you should do your very best because what you accomplish in college will most likely affect you the rest of your life. high school determines what college you will get accepted to. it determies if you will be able to achieve your future goals. also start applying for scholorships too. they will help you in the long run. make good grades so you can get hope scholorships and get into a good college.

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