SU, Bury

Salisbury University

1101 Camden Ave, Salisbury, United States
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    1
  • Class Notes
    1
  • Textbook Notes
    1
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    146
  • Previously Enrolled
    62

Overview of Salisbury University (SU, Bury)

About this school

Salisbury State University, founded in 1925, is a public university. It is a rarity among public institutions in Maryland: All four of its schools are endowed. These multimillion-dollar gifts have expanded scholarships and other opportunities for students. With an emphasis on active learning, including undergraduate research, internships, community service and travel abroad, SSU is earning a national reputation for educating undergraduates. This year, "U.S. News & World Report" ranked Salisbury State among the top ten regional public schools in the north. Its 140-acre campus is located in Salisbury, 100 miles southeast of Baltimore and Washington, DC.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:7,782
    • Men:3,430 Men (44.1%)
    • Women:4,352 Women (55.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (SU, Bury)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Salisbury University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
3

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
January 15
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1101 Camden Avenue
City, State, Zip
Salisbury, MD 21801-6837
Phone
(410) 543-6161
Fax
(410) 548-2587
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
65% of 8,171 applicants were admitted
Women
68% of 4,575 applicants were admitted
Men
61% of 3,596 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,855 (35%) of 5,313 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,011 (32%) of 3,114 admitted students enrolled
Men
844 (38%) of 2,199 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.62
375 And Above
43%
3.50 - 3.74
30%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
584 average |540-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
40%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
49%
• Score 500 - 600
43%
• Score 400 - 500
5%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
30%
• Score 18 - 23
58%
• Score 12 - 17
11%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (SU, Bury)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,582|Out-of-state: $18,622 (38.13%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,550 (45.96%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,300 (5.17%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,700 (10.74%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Salisbury University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002091
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,083 (81.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
744 (68.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
744 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
104 (14.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$8,990
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 646 (86.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,605
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 568 (76.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,173
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
317 (23.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,693

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
5,373 (74.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,972 (73.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,972 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
464 (11.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
53%
Average Award
$8,186
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,167 (79.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,190
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,232 (81.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,044
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
563 (7.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,612

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,940
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
26.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
21.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,817

Academics & Instruction (SU, Bury)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


435

Part-Time Faculty


231

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


57%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 35% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 24% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 52% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
265,363
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1000
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Salisbury University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


83.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


48.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


67.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


70.0%

Programs & Majors (SU, Bury)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (43)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International/Global Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Communication/journalism, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


Engineering, social work, biology and environmental marine science with University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education

Master's Programs of Study (22)


  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • History
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Physiology
  • Reading Education
  • Rhetoric
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Writing

Campus Life (SU, Bury)

Location & Geography

Population


31,507

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


185 acres

Weather


Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 83.2 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Salisbury
Nearest Train Station
100 mile(s) from campus in Wilmington, Del.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


31% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


69%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Sea Gull
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, golf, rock climbing, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Salisbury University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, radio (wxsu) / su tv / the flyer newspaper, student organization for activity planning (soap), campus crusade for christ, union of african american students

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


7,191

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
7,782
Women
4,352
Men
3,430

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.6% Asian
  • 14.0% Black/African-American
  • 4.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 71.6% White
  • 3.1% Unknown

International Students


1.3% from 33 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


932

Student Resources (SU, Bury)

Study resources