Salisbury University Overview
Salisbury University is a public institution located in Salisbury, Maryland. The suburban atmosphere of Salisbury makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.
What Is Salisbury University Known For?
- The 4% student loan default rate at Salisbury is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Salisbury.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 67% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Salisbury makes roughly $50,500 a year. This is 24% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
Salisbury University Rankings
We have ranked Salisbury as #300 out of 2,587 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #4 out of 39 schools in Maryland.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Salisbury has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Salisbury.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Salisbury has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Salisbury University?
Contact details for Salisbury are given below.
|Address:||1101 Camden Ave, Salisbury, MD 21801-6862|
How Do I Get Into Salisbury?
You can apply to Salisbury online at: www.salisbury.edu/admissions/apply/
Admission Requirements for Salisbury
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Salisbury?
Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.
Can I Afford Salisbury University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Salisbury, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $7,254 a year. That adds up to $29,016 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Salisbury is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Salisbury University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 974 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,621 full-time undergraduates at Salisbury, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Salisbury University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||898|
|Hispanic or Latino||349|
Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at Salisbury University. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 41 countries are represented at Salisbury. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Nigeria.
Online Learning at Salisbury University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Salisbury has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 21st most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Salisbury
The following table shows how Salisbury is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Geography & Cartography||#10||#10|
Online Growth Rankings of Salisbury
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Salisbury University was 194.3%. This is the #285 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Salisbury regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Salisbury majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Salisbury ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Salisbury.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Geography & Cartography||#3|
|Other Health Professions||#7|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Salisbury University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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