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Rank: 190

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MDwww.salisbury.edu
Part of Maryland's public college system, Salisbury University's brick buildings and lush grounds give it the feel of a private institution. And no wonder -- the 200-acre campus is home to some of the largest trees in the state and was named a national arboretum in 1988. SU's approximately 7,800 undergrads choose between about 60 majors and minors in the sciences, liberal arts, business, education, social work, and health-related fields. The school is a big supporter of student entrepreneurship. Salisbury alum and local businessman Richard Bernstein hosts a yearly business plan competition in which winners receive funding to launch a venture. SU offers many opportunities for students to give back to the community. The biggest event occurs every fall, when SU hosts the Sea Gull Century, a bike ride for charity that draws some 6,000 cyclists from around the state, including many students and faculty. Located in Southeast Maryland, the school is perfectly placed for folks who love to fish; it's just a half-hour's drive west to the Chesapeake Bay and a 45-minute drive east to the Atlantic Ocean. Meanwhile, aspiring politicians and policy wonks can be in Washington D.C. in less than two and a half hours.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$26,200
% of students who get any grants
61%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$19,600
Average price for low-income students
$12,230
admissions
Acceptance rate
65%
Median SAT/ACT Score
NA/NA
SAT/ACT required?
No
Enrollment
7,552
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
80%
% of need met
53%
% of students who get merit* grants
8%
Average merit grant
$2,612
student success
Graduation rate
71%
Average time to a degree
4.3 years
Average student debt
$20,270
Average salary within 3 years
$49,300
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
N/A
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
Jan 15

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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