Salisbury University

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world rank  1389

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University Overview

Founded in 1925, Salisbury University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Salisbury (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Maryland. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Salisbury University (SU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Salisbury University (SU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 97 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym SU
Founded 1925
Motto Live, Learn, Lead
Colours Maroon and gold

University Location

Address 1101 Camden Avenue
21801-6862 Maryland
United States
Tel +1 (410) 543 6000
Fax +1 (410) 546 6016

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 1200 Camden Avenue
Salisbury 21801-6862
(410) 543 6161
888 543 0148

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff 700-799
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Special Focus: Two-Year Institution

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Salisbury University's Library
Salisbury University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 269,531 physical volumes, 3,052 physical media, 110,487 digital/electronic medium and 119 licensed digital/electronic databases. Salisbury University's library has 2 branches.
Housing Yes
Salisbury University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,248 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University System of Maryland (USM)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • American Association for Higher Education (AAHE)
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB)
  • North Eastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS)
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

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