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SALEM UNIVERSITY, SALEM, WEST VIRGINIA

Salem, West VirginiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1888Established Year
  1126Enrollment

Salem International University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Bhavya Rawal Bhavya Rawal
Study Abroad Expert

Salem University is a private university, having a strength of approximately 250 in-campus students and 600 online courses students. Salem is striving towards its goal “to prepare global citizens with broad knowledge, marketable professional skills and ability to make decisions with integrity and international perspective”.

Originally named Salem College, its name was changed to Salem-Teikyo University in 1989 following a partnership of Salem College with Teikyo University of Tokyo, Japan. After the tenure of the partnership ended in 2000, the university was purchased by a group of investors in Singapore and renamed it as Salem International University. 

But in 2017, its name was changed to Salem University. Salem University provides Bachelor’s, Master’s, Associate and Post-Master’s degrees to international students to study in the USA. Courses are offered in various diverse fields such as Business Administrations, Biology, English, Data Science and many more.

Rankings and Accreditations

  • Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission since 1963, Salem University has grabbed #192 place as the most diverse college in America. 
  • It has been ranked as the #770 Liberal College in America as per the Niche rankings in 2020. 
  • It has topped the list in terms of the most diverse college in the West Virginia region
  • The Business programs at Salem University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) 
  • The Education programs by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • Salem University Nursing Program has been accredited on April 20, 2018, by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (RN Board).

Highlights

University TypePrivate
Established Year1888
Campus SettingUrban
Student-Faculty Ratio24:1
Types of ProgramsBachelor’s, Master’s, Post-Master’s and Associate Degrees and Certification Courses
Undergraduate Enrollment747
Graduate Enrollment243
Academic CalendarSemester-Based
Financial AidsFederal Aids, Financial Aids for dependents of Military Personnel and Veterans, Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Scholarships
Official Websitesalemu.edu
Salem University Student Enrollment

Salem University Programs, Campus, and Residence

Programs

Salem University offers programs at the undergraduate, graduate, associate, and Postmasters certification levels.

  • It offers a Bachelor’s degree in courses like Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, Biology, etc. 
  • The Master’s degree includes courses such as Business Administration, Nursing and Education.
  • Associate Degrees are provided in courses like Biology, Business Administration, Information Technology, Nursing, Computer Science and Criminal Justice. 
  • Salem University has also been providing its students with courses in Post-Master’s Certification in Education. 

Campus

  • Located at 223 West Main Street, Salem, West Virginia, Salem University is set in the picturesque location nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia.
  • The college covers an area of about 100 acres. 
  • The administrative building, academic buildings, residential halls, athletic fields, gymnasium, and the Chapel spread in the lush green campus.

Residence

Proper housing facilities are available within the campus under proper surveillance and guidance of the residential staff. With fully furnished double seater, single-seater and super single-seaters, students are given the opportunity to choose for themselves owing to their requirements and financial conditions. 

The residential areas are equipped with facilities like laundry, recreational areas, study, and gaming lounges, etc.

Salem University Application Process

The students who are the fresh applicants need to visit the online portal of Salem University and apply thereby paying a fee of USD 20 and procuring the requisite documents. The necessary documents are as follows:

  • All Official Transcripts
  • Graduation Certificate: For Master’s and Post-Master’s Courses
  • GED Certificate: For applicants who don’t have a High School Certificate
  • Bachelor’s Degree Certificate: For the Master’s and Post-Master’s Degree Applicants
  • Master’s Degree Certificate: For the Post-Master’s Degree Applicants
  • Self-Written One Page Article: For the Nursing Applicants illustrating their personal philosophy about Nursing
  • Valid Teaching Certificate: Only for M.Ed Applicants
  • English Proficiency Test Scores – IELTS, TOEFL, etc.

The university will verify the documents and the applicants can be refrained from taking admission to the university if it finds out any discrepancy in the certificates.

Cost of Attendance

The estimated tuition fee of Salem University is around 14,000 USD to 15,000 USD. It varies according to the courses but one can easily keep the above-stated fee as the average tuition fees. For staying on the campus, the room rates, laundry rates, and approximate total costs are as follows:

ExpensesCost
Tuition Fee14,000 USD – 15,000 USD
Double Seater1,440 USD (per semester)
Private Single Room1,840 USD (per semester)
Super Single Room2,740 USD (per semester)
Personal Expenses3,000 USD

Scholarships and Financial Aids

Salem University provides financial aid to students in the form of scholarships, loans, etc. to students to study in the USA. The university does not offer many scholarships to international students so they can look for aid from home countries or for external scholarships. The types of scholarships are:

  • President’s Honor Scholarships: 
    • Aid amount – 2,000 USD
  • External Scholarship: External scholarships provided to international students to study in the USA

Alumni Network

The present alumnus of Salem University is spread throughout the world providing a huge network for the present students to grow under and look up to their seniors achieving fame for themselves and the University. Among the many, some of the most notable alumni include:

  • John Abramovic: Former NBA Forward
  • Dave Ewart: Arena Football League Coach
  • Cecil Underwood: Former Governor of West Virginia
  • Joseph Rosier: Former US Senator from West Virginia
  • Scott Hilton: Former NFL Player
  • Dennis Knight: Former Professional Wrestler
  • Brain Pederson: American Football Player
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Salem University Overview

Institution TypePrivate
Student Population1325
FAFSA Code003820
Application Cost$20
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$12,750 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Attendance Cost

$12,750

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$12,750 / Year
Post Graduate Program$23,400 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$800 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$7,480 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,000 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$7,480 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,000 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,000 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,000 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
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+1-304-326-1109
TELEPHONE
+1-844-462-9128
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223 W Main St, Salem, WV 26426, USA
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Domino's Pizza1.11 Km
Bella's Pizza1.16 Km
Davis Family Restaurant1.83 Km
Super Wok2.78 Km

Super Market

Mountaineer Mart1.14 Km
Salem IGA1.52 Km
Family Dollar2.8 Km

Airport

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