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Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

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Features

  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

About This Campus

SU is a school big enough for you to reach your dreams, but small enough that you’ll never be lost in the crowd. Just stroll across campus and you will see we foster an environment of inclusiveness and respect for everyone. Environmentalists will love our natural region and our excellent classes in Environmental Studies. We are one of few universities that will teach artists to work with hot glass in our glass kilns. If you are a documentary filmmaker, you will thrive using our state-of-the-art cameras and editing suites in our media production courses. Entrepreneurs should come in the spring term for the Gull Cage entrepreneurship contest. We are the only university to have hosted Shark Tank twice. We are that good. Finally, students interested in concepts like restorative justice and community mediation can study in one of the elite Conflict Resolution programs in the country. All of this content is nestled in a small college town, close to the Atlantic Ocean beaches.

Location Information

Salisbury University is located on the Delmarva Peninsula, which is separated from the rest of the East Coast by the Chesapeake Bay. Our region is famous for its rivers and estuaries. The boardwalk at Ocean City is a half hour drive and is a great place to work for the summer before or after your exchange. If you are a surfer, bring your board and wetsuit for excellent East Coast cold water surf all year. During a semester exchange, you can visit DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York.

Helpful Information

If you are into kayaks, surfing, biking, fishing, hunting, and being outside you will like our vibe here on the “Eastern Shore”. People stay around campus on the weekends. If you can bring your car, it is easier to get to the beach. You get all four seasons here but none is too harsh if you do not love too much cold or hot. You can usually get in the courses you want. On-campus housing is available but there is lots of off-campus housing close by. Sure, we will pick you up at the airport.

2022/2023 Placement

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Home Payment
Excellent

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

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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

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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%

Academics

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

Limitations
School of Education (AAQEP accreditation) School of Business (AACSB accreditation)

Notable Academic Programs

  • Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution - The Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution (CADR) Department, ranked the number two program of its kind in the nation by Schools.com, is a unique “program of distinction” that awards its graduates with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in CADR. The department, in conjunction with the Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution, offers you a multidisciplinary, practical and applied approach to teaching and training.
  • Art - We have one of only a few university-based hot glass studies in the country.
  • 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.
  • Marketing - Our program’s selling point is that SU has been ranked among the top schools for professional sales education. Courses cover topics such as advertising, sales, market research, product planning, purchasing, transportation and public relations. The Mid-Atlantic Sales and Marketing Institute (MASMI) at Salisbury University invites university sales programs to register their best two sales students to compete in the National Shore Sales Challenge. Student competitors from universities across the country compete in a role-play and speed-selling competition across this two-day event.

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.
  • Urban and Regional Planning - One of the unique characteristics of the URPL program at SU is its multidisciplinary curriculum, giving students a broad foundation for their future career or postgraduate studies including our own graduate M.S. in GIS Management, which was ranked the No. 1 online master’s GIS program nationally.
  • 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.

Options
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 Studies
  • Journalism
  • Land Use Planning and Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Radio and Television Studies
  • Recording Arts Technology
  • 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

Conditions

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

Finances
  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
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
  • Home Payment: 16

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.

Health

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

Important Notes about Health Insurance
If you are coming from Canada on a J1 visa, we have a short-term American health insurance plan for non-US citizens that you can sign up for if you need it. We do not require health insurance for Americans but, of course, it is highly recommended.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
N/A

Requirements

  • 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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