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Study at Salisbury University

Founded in 1925, Salisbury University, or SU, is a public university in Maryland. The university owns more than 50 buildings, including 10 residence halls and the campus sits on more than 150 acres of land. SU offers over 40 different undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the four schools, which are:

  • Fulton School of Liberal Arts
  • Henson School of Science and Technology
  • Perdue School of Business
  • Seidel School of Education
The Salisbury University's mascot is named "Sammy the Seagull". Their football competes in the Atlantic Central Football Conference, while all the other sports teams compete in the Capital Athletic Conference.

Profile of Salisbury University

Salisbury University is located in Salisbury, MD (a small suburb). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Salisbury University is the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in media.

Salisbury University Selectivity

Salisbury University does not offer open admission. The school admitted just 17% of applicants in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 510. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 520 and 610.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Salisbury University had 7, 581 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Capital Athletic Conference and Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Salisbury University is a premier comprehensive Maryland public university, offering excellent, affordable education in undergraduate liberal arts, sciences, pre-professional and professional programs, including education, nursing, social work, and business, and a limited number of applied graduate programs. Our highest purpose is to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and core values that contribute to active citizenship, gainful employment, and life-long learning in a democratic society and interdependent world. Salisbury University cultivates and sustains a superior learning community where students, faculty, and staff are viewed as teachers, scholars, and learners, and where a commitment to excellence and openness to a broad array of ideas and perspectives are central to all aspects of University life. Our learning community is student-centered, where students are taught by professional educators in small classroom settings, where faculty serve as academic advisors, and where virtually every student has an opportunity to undertake research with a faculty mentor. We foster an environment where individuals make choices that lead to a more successful development of social, physical, occupational, emotional, and intellectual well being. The University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. Believing that learning and service are vital components of civic life, Salisbury University actively contributes to the local Eastern Shore community and the educational, economic, cultural, and social needs of our State and nation. "

Salisbury University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts323history, English, liberal arts and sciences, political science, Spanish language, geography, peace and conflict resolution, international studies, . . .
Business and Management315business management, marketing, finance, accounting
Education and Teaching249elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, education, early childhood education, educational administration, reading teaching, math teaching, health teaching, . . .
Media133communication studies
Science112biology, chemistry, physics, ecology
Therapy and Counselling92psychology
Family and Social Work83social work
Nursing and Emergency Medicine70registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy56exercise science, athletic trainer
Computer Science and Engineering35information science, computer and info science
Fine Arts34fine arts
Medical Support and Technology33respiratory care tech, clinical lab tech
Art Studies18art studies
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy
Medicine8health professions
Drama and Performing Arts5drama
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental science

Contact: Salisbury University

Salisbury University

1101 Camden Ave

Salisbury, MD 21801-6862

General Phone: (410) 543-6000


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