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Salem College is a liberal arts women's college in Winston-Salem, North Carolina founded in 1772. Originally established as a primary school, it later became an academy (high school) and finally a college. It is the oldest female educational establishment that is still a women's college. It is the oldest female institution in the Southern United States.

Read more about Salem College in articles from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

Public or Private: Private
Average High School GPA: 3.70
Average SAT Score (Out of 2400): 1500-1850
ACT Score: 21-27
6-Year Graduation Rate: 53%
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Undergraduate Enrollment: 940
Women's College: No
Religious Affiliation: Moravian Church In America
Location: Urban
Academic Quality
General Education Rating: C
Shakespeare: No
Academic Transparency: Not Transparent
Financial Matters
In State Tuition: $23,839.00
Out of State Tuition: $23,839.00
Average Starting Salary of Graduates: N/A
Average Student Debt of Graduates: $19,000.00
Good Economic Value?: Poor
Percentage of Funding Provided by Taxpayers: 5.00%
Percentage of Alumni who Give: 18.00%
FIRE's Free Speech Rating: Yellow
Alternative Newspaper: No
Student Political Involvement: Somewhat Political
Faculty Political Balance: Unbalanced: Democratic
Board of Trustees Political Balance: Unbalanced: Democratic
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy Articles

These articles mention Salem College:

The End of Summer Reading?: Disenchantment with freshman reading sets in across North Carolina. (June 30, 2013)

UNC-Chapel Hill Redeems Itself: The summer reading assignment at UNC-Chapel Hill and Lenoir-Rhyne University represents a bold break from victimhood. (June 6, 2012)

Reforming College Sports: We need a "firewall between big-time sports and university academics. (January 20, 2012)

Out of School and Into the Red: Debt-to-salary ratios reveal which North Carolina schools give students a good payback. (September 2, 2011)

A Literary "Groundhog Day": The titles may change somewhat from year to year, but college summer readings stay the same: uninspired,unchallenging, and predictably left-leaning. (June 26,2011)

The Winners Are...Democrats!: The Pope Center's College Finder project reveals that the faculty at North Carolina colleges are mostly Democrats. (April 8, 2011)

How Does Your University Measure Up?: The Pope Center and ACTA examine the state of general education at colleges and universities in North Carolina. (February 24, 2011)

The Truth about Campus Crime: In spite of the headlines, campuses are generally safe; watch out for the neighborhood, though. (December 6, 2010)

In Defense of Pervasive Sectarianism: A recent ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals places a needless burden on the state’s religiously based private colleges. (August 30, 2010)

Do North Carolina Students Have Freedom of Speech? (February 7, 2010)

Democrats at the Podium: In today’s college environment, commencement speakers’ politics should come as no surprise. (May 4, 2009)

To Be or Not To Be: Shakespeare in the English Department (September 27, 2007)