Salem College

601 S Church St, Winston salem, NC 27101
Tel: (336)721-2600
Private not-for-profit | 1,167 students
Salem College is an independent women’s college committed to the liberal arts and quality professional preparation. Foundedby the Moravian Church in 1772 as a school for girls, Salem affirms its commitment to young women in a residentialsetting. As a result of the historical evolution of its mission, the College educates both women and men in the communitythrough its Fleer Center for Adult Education and its graduate programs in Education.

School Overview:

Salem College
CountyForsyth County, NC
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
77 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,167 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
952 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
215 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
975 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
192 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted61%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)510-620450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)490-590460-573
ACT English (25-75%)21-2919-25
ACT Math (25-75%)19-2618-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)21-2720-25

School Notes:

  • As the oldest educational institution for women in the United States, Salem boasts a proud history offostering independence in women. Our students have the freedom to explore who they are and who they want to be. They enjoystate-of-the-art facilities for the sciences, athletics and the performing arts; manage their campus through a dynamicStudent Government Association; and participate in more than 50 clubs and activities.
  • Students also complete the Salem Signature, an innovative four-year series of courses that trulydistinguishes Salem from other colleges. The Salem Signature leads students along a path of self-knowledge, community serviceand career preparation, ensuring that our graduates are fully equipped to excel in the world.
  • Salem’s Honor Code places a high value on integrity and trust, creating a learning community whereachievement is the only status symbol. Our areas of distinction include the Women in Science and Mathematics program, theCenter for Women Writers, the internationally known School of Music, the Center for Women in Business and Economics, and the month-long January Term, during whichstudents complete internships or study abroad.
  • Salem College’s 64-acre campus is located in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem in the Old Salemhistoric district. The 18th century Moravian village of Salem is now an internationally recognized living history museumcomplex. Our campus includes five buildings that date from the original town of Salem, and we share Salem Square with OldSalem and with Home Moravian Church (built in 1800).
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Salem College
0 mi. away
High Point University
16.1 mi. away
Guilford College
19.8 mi. away
Greensboro College
24.7 mi. away

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