FAST FACTS
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Location:Salem
Setting:Urban
Population:42,544
Enrollment:9,215
On Campus:30%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 09/07-12/13
  • Spring 01/17-05/03

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: EVEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

PLAN B: EVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$4,868

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$5,240

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
N/A

Campus Diversity
70%White
9%Black
13%Hispanic/Latino
4%Asian
0%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
2%Two or more races
2%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


spotlight: boston

Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners a high quality, student-centered education which prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.

With over 50 groups and clubs, 17 varsity teams, a strong intramural sports program, an award-winning theater program, and hundreds of student activities scheduled throughout the year, our campus is alive and infused with an energy! Salem State has five campuses, with five residence halls and with a new hall in construction. Recently, SSU opened a new state of the art Library and Learning Commons and the Fitness and Recreation Center. We are proud of our institution and welcome NSE students!

Campus Location - Salem State is located on Massachusetts' scenic North Shore and easily accessible by automobile, bus or commuter rail, the city of Salem annually draws visitors from every corner of the globe to enjoy one of Massachusetts' highest concentrations of historic sites, museums, cultural activities, and fine dining.

Programs
Closed Programs
Criminal Justice Fire Science Occupational Therapy Nursing

Limitations
Art: some courses may be restricted Education: some courses may be restricted Social Work: some courses may be restricted Psychology: some courses may be restricted PSY courses restricted: PSY 203, PSY 204, PSY 540, PSY 541, PSY 542, PSY 543, PSY 544, PSY 545, PSY 546 and PSY 547

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Studio Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Aquatic Biology, Biotechnology, Human Biology

Business: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Journalism, Mass Communication, Media News

Computer Science: System Administration

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Secondary Education

English: Creative Writing, English, Professional Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Geology

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), French, Italian, Spanish

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Cartography, Geography

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Exercise Science

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Tourism and Travel

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Dance, Design/Technical, Performance, Technical Theater

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics

Political Science: American Political Science, Government, International Affairs/Relations, Political Science

Psychology: Behavioral Science, Psychology

Recreation: Parks Administration and Management, Recreation

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Conditions
Quick Links Registration Priority
  • With seniors
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Require students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • N/A
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 9/30/2016.
  • Estimated cost: $4,868.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 18
  • Plan B: 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 9/30/2016.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $50 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee: $175 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $300 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Activity Fee: $40 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Insurance: $2,511 Year Plan A & B Optional
Parking Fee: $400 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Textbook Fee: $40 Year Plan A & B Optional
Program Nursing Fee: $500 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Program Biology Fee: $250 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Other Fee: $125 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Other Fee: $125 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

Important Notes: Online courses $35 per credit fee ID replacement $25 fee All NSE participants must provide proof of acceptable health insurance or opt into SSU health insurance

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002188

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 9/30/2016.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $4,885
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 20
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 15
Notes About Housing
Housing is highly limited (35 spots) in total. Attention should be paid to housing deadlines.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $375 declining balance plan.
  • $1640 per semester for 10 meals per week.
  • $1780 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $1860 per semester for 19 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Minimum requirements for resident students is the declining balance plan. Additional meal plans are optional.



All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.