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Study at Salem College

Salem College is found in Winston Salem, NC. Winston Salem is a medium-sized city. Applicants to the school are attracted by its Moravian Church identity. Salem College is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Master's degree at the school.

Course Topics

Salem College has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in science, media, mathematics, education and teaching, and liberal arts.

Salem College Selectivity

Admission to Salem College is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 490. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 480 and 630. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Salem College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 992 in 2007 at the school. A large number of students at Salem College are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life

Salem College has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Salem College offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Division III Independents.

Salem College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching67teacher education, education, music teaching
Liberal Arts55sociology, English, Spanish language, history, international relations, interdisciplinary studies, economics, German language, . . .
Media26communication studies
Science19biology, chemistry
Business and Management19business management, accounting, non-profit management, international business
Therapy and Counselling18psychology
Design8interior design
Art Studies6art studies, arts management
Religion and Philosophy6religion, philosophy
Fine Arts5art history and criticism
Music3music, music performance
Medical Support and Technology1clinical lab tech

Contact: Salem College

Salem College

601 S Church St

Winston Salem, NC 27101

General Phone: (336) 721-2600


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