College Deliberately: Salem University

Salem University is a small, private for-profit, four-year University that emphasizes research, leadership and culture located in the rural area of Salem, WV. It is known for Business Administration and Management, Business Administration and Management and Business Administration and Management.

Salem University

place 223 W Main St, Salem, WV 26426
phone Phone: No Phone number found
web Web: http://www.salemu.edu/
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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
Salem University Higher Learning Commission Accredited 1963-01-01 2023-08-31
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The mission of the University is to prepare global citizens with broad knowledge, marketable professional skills, and the ability to make decisions with integrity and an international perspective.

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Student Services

Students with disabilities:
Less than 3% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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Associate degree
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Salem University is in NCAA Division II without football. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Soccer Men’s 47
Baseball Men’s 46
Soccer Women’s 27

The complete list of sports at Salem University is available for members.

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Salem University is open admissions, meaning that the only requirement for admission is a high school diploma or GED equivalent.


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Tuition for Salem University is in the 32.3 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as affordable.
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