At Salem College, we seek young women with strong academic talent, motivation, and character who will benefit from — and add to — the quality of life on campus.

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To be considered for admission, you must have at least 16 high school academic units. We require the following distribution of courses:

  • English - 4 credits
  • Foreign Language - 2 credits
  • History - 2 credits
  • Mathematics - 3 credits (algebra I and II, and geometry)
  • Science - 3 credits
  • Electives - 3 credits in college preparatory courses

Although we do not require a personal interview for admission, we would like to meet you. We encourage you to visit Salem, meet with a staff member in our Office of Admissions, talk with our professors and students, sample a class, and tour the campus. As we get to know more about you, we hope you will become better acquainted with Salem.

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Students may apply to Salem in several ways:

We accept applications from students of all ages, as well as all religious, geographic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. Your completed application will be considered individually, and acceptance to Salem is based on your school record, scores from the SAT or ACT, extracurricular activities, and information about your academic and personal qualification.