About Salisbury University

Founded in 1925, Salisbury University. is a Public college. Located in Maryland, which is a city setting in Maryland, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 7,861 full time undergraduate students, and 887 full time graduate students.

The Salisbury University Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 333 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Salisbury University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate65%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at SU are considered Selective, with ,62% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 16 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

92% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 60% were in the top quarter, and 24% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Salisbury University.

4%
“We”re apathetic”
39%
“We know about current events and vote”
48%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
57%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
16%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
11%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
39%
“I feel extremely safe”
18%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
49%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
64%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
13%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
7%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
41%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
22%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
70%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
20%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
38%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
5%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
55%
“There might be people who do”
33%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
7%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
4%
“We”re apathetic”
39%
“We know about current events and vote”
48%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
57%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
16%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
11%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
39%
“I feel extremely safe”
18%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
49%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
64%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
13%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
7%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
41%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
22%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
70%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
20%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
38%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
5%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
55%
“There might be people who do”
33%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
7%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Salisbury University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    140 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    112 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    165 Students rated campus food 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    170 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    170 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    168 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    169 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    170 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Salisbury University?

64 Students rated Salisbury University

Brigette - 12/09/2020

I have loved my experience so far. Most courses are challenging and the professors are always willing to help. I have loved my school experience so far and continue to be challenged academically. Our athletics are also very competitive, whether Division III or Club.

Natalia

Salisbury is constantly growing and expanding. The new library is beautiful, and the school is just small enough that it's very comfortable. The nearby area is not the greatest, but Salisbury is close to many other cool places, so there still is plenty to do. The food is good, and so are the dorms. Overall, a great school.

Destiny

Salisbury University is a good school overall. On the weekends there is hard partying nd during the weekdays most students are in their dorm by 12. Some of the teachers always call off class and others are the best teachers in the world. The food is okay after a while it gets boring. Lobster night was awesome!

Andrew

Improving institution, with a 'small-big campus' feel, and smaller class sizes. Plenty of opportunities to get involved, if you'd like to do so.

Salisbury University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Salisbury University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Salisbury University is 65%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

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

    I would tell my high school self to be a little more patient and enjoy life a little more. I was so determined to move out, go to school, and do everything at once, that I forgot to enjoy the everyday things. Without balance in my life, I ended up getting discouraged very easily when things wouldn't work out perfectly. I was also so busy that I missed out on other opportunities to enjoy friends before everyone moved, spend more time with my family, and the extras that high school offered. I feel that balance becomes even more important when you go to college. Some of the best experiences I have had in college were because I finally allowed myself to enjoy the little things, and to go out and have some fun! As a result, I have life long friends, more confidence, and some pretty funny stories that make me the life of the party, benefit, or even business meetings. So to my high school self; Have patience, and enjoy life as it comes! It makes the future you're working towards more rewarding.

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

    small feel, great professors, good reasources, great enviroment

    Read all  39 answers
  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    some students focus more on extracirrcular activities before academics

    Read all  37 answers
  5. Describe the students at your school.

    Friendly, academic, ougoing and helpful

    Read all  32 answers
  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A lazy person shouldn't attend this school because the teachers give a lot of work.

    Read all  32 answers
  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Salisbury Men's Lacrosse! Go Gulls!

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

    My school has a very nice looking campus and many resources to help students succeed, including a writing center, teacher office hours, SI classes, tutors, and other online resources. They also have a job and internship fair twice a week with resume building to help students reach out and find a job or internship opportunity. Salisbury offers "Coffee with a Teacher" cards to help students invite their professors to get a drink and get to know their professor or ask for help in a class. The staff and professors encourage the students to do well and care about the students.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    The environment created around the school and the class atmosphrere. It really allows you to appreciate things better.

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

    We know how to have fun!

    Read all  25 answers
  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who wants to have fun and enjoy the college experience, but also get a great education at a smaller, but not too small school.

    Read all  22 answers
  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    The weakness of the greek system

    Read all  21 answers
  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    This past January Salisbury University raised tuition for the spring semester $62 dollars after many students had already paid for it. This may seem like a small amount, however it is frustrating not only because it came after many had paid, but also because this tuition increase was due to a budget miscalculation. It escapes me how the school's budget committee made such a mistake as to necessitate charging each student $62.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    I do not know much about the history of Salisbury University's academics, but the exercise science department I'm in seems to be a great program.

    Read all  2 answers
  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Although I'm not part of one, I know that fraternities and sororities are rather popular. I attend CRU, which is like a youth group for college kids. There's always about 100 people at meetings.

    Read all  1 answers
  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Partiers. Unfortunately people extrapolate it to the whole student body. This is not the case.

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Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

7,861

Total Undergrad Enrollment

887

Total Grad Students

19%

Out-Of-State

80%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

140

Student Organizations

7

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

24%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
14%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
70%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

85% of students attending Salisbury University receive some sort of financial aid. 21% were awarded federal grants. While 54% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$17,776

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,300

Books and Supplies

$11,350

Room and Board

30,426

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,202
$30 - $48K
$14,438
$48 - $75K
$18,298
$75 - $110K
$21,096
$110K & UP
$22,092

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