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Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD


  1. Quiet college town located 2.5 hours to major east coast cities
  2. Half hour drive to Atlantic ocean beaches
  3. Natural beauty of rivers of the Chesapeake Bay watershed

2021/2022 Placement

Campus Is Currently Not Accepting Students

2022/2023 Placement

Campus Is Currently Not Accepting Students
Learn more about Chance of Placement
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Fast Facts

Location | Salisbury
Population | 400,000
Enrollment | 8,124
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 8/30-12/17
Spring | 1/24-5/20

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 4%
Black | 14%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 5%
Two or more | 2%
White | 70%
Other | 4%
International | 2%


  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Campus instructor or department
School of Education (AAQEP accreditation) School of Business (AACSB accreditation) School of Nursing (CCNE accreditation) Respiratory Therapy (CoArc accreditation)

Notable Academic Programs

  • Social Work - Since it began in 1974, our Social Work School has grown to include a dual-degree program (sociology and social work), a Master of Social Work program, five convenient satellite program locations and a fully online master’s program. All programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Nursing - SU nursing graduates have one of the highest five-year average NCLEX-RN pass rates in Maryland for baccalaureate programs at 92.28% (2009 - present). Our recent accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the maximum period is further validation of the quality of our curriculum, faculty and resources.Salisbury University School of Nursing’s BSN programs have been approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and graduates of those programs are eligible for Registered Nurse licensure in Maryland. Maryland is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact for RN licensure. Registered Nurses residing in Maryland can practice in any other Compact State with a Maryland license.
  • Environmental Studies - For the outdoor adventurer who loves marshes, rivers, forests, and barrier islands, there's no better-situated university on the east coast. Tucked between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, students can explore some of the mid-Atlantic’s most intact river systems, the Nanticoke and the Pocomoke; study coastal barrier islands such as Cedar and Assateague Islands; visit major wildlife refuges at Blackwater and Chincoteague; observe working watermen’s communities on Smith and Tangier Islands; and investigate close to a hundred thousand acres of regional wetlands.
  • Elementary Education - Our program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educators Preparation and National Association for the Education of Young Children and is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education for elementary school teacher certification (grades 1-6). These high standards we uphold have resulted in our 100% licensing exam pass rate.SU’s Regional Professional Development Schools Network has been honored with four national awards for their exemplary partnerships with P-12 schools; the second in the nation.
  • Accounting

Unique Academic Programs

  • Hot Glass - A track in the BFA program;The SU Glass Program is the only hot glass program in the entire state of Maryland. We boast state-of-the-art hot glass facilities and a fully equipped cold working area. Students learn this exciting, demanding art with an emphasis on safety, teamwork and creativity. Professionalism on all levels is stressed from the very first, and student involvement with the larger world of glass art is encouraged. The Glass Club is active on campus, sponsoring sales of student artwork and other activities.
  • Respiratory Therapy - Salisbury University’s School of Health Sciences offers a professional program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy, which prepares students for a career as a respiratory therapist. Respiratory Therapy is a specialized health care profession trained in pulmonary medicine in order to work therapeutically with people suffering from cardiopulmonary conditions such as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, cardiovascular disorders, and trauma ranging from infancy to the geriatric population. To practice as a respiratory therapist, a candidate must complete an entry-level respiratory therapy program from a nationally accredited academic institution that sponsors a respiratory therapy program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Students must also pass a national credentialing examination and, in most states, apply for a license to practice as a respiratory therapist.
  • Outdoor Education Leadership - Outdoor education leadership classes offer practical preparation for a growing job market. Graduates of the program will acquire skills that can be used in Camp leadership, National Park Services, and a variety of wilderness adventure and interpretive programs. Job-ready certifications include Canoeing and Kayaking, Wilderness First Aid, and SCUBA Diving.
  • Music Technology - A track in the Music major; Students develop a well-rounded performance and music technology background that is ready for tomorrow’s music industry. Topics studied include music recording, audio editing, mixing and mastering, electronic music composition, music business, entrepreneurship, copyright issues, and musical performance through a variety of modern media. Although students gain skills as music technologists, the goals of this track include a comprehensive background in the study of traditional music, including theory, history, conducting, applied lessons and performance.
  • Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution - More and more schools across the nation are seeing a need for peace education – and SU is already leagues ahead. The Department of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution (CADR) is ranked the number two program of its kind in the nation. The department, in conjunction with the Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution, is a unique program of distinction that offers a multidisciplinary, practical and applied approach to teaching and training.

Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Athletic Training
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Digital Arts
  • Digital Communications and Media/Multimedia
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Exercise Science
  • Film
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Land Use Planning and Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Technology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Radio and Television Studies
  • Recording Arts Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Studio Art
  • Teacher Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Urban Planning
  • Women and Gender Studies


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • N/A
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Home Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 09/07/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $6484.
  • 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 Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment 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 Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 16
  • Home Payment: 16

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment 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 Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Parking Fee $90 Year Host Optional
Orientation Fee $150 Year Host Mandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 09/07/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 29% living on campus
  • : $4000
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 5
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 5
Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
On-campus housing is on first-come, first-served basis. Students who apply for exchange through direct placement have the best chance of on-campus housing.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
The majority of students who live on campus beyond freshman year live in apartment-style residence halls that do not require meal plans.


Figures per Semester are current as of 09/07/21

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.


  • Health records due by: 7/30; 1/15
  • Home campus copy acceptable
  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Health / accident insurance (encouraged)
  • Immunization: DTap (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Meningococcal
  • Immunization: Covid-19

Comments on Problems or Conditions for Access
TB screening questionnaire with testing if necessary

Other Health Related Comments
Required health forms to be completed through Salisbury University student health web portal

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