Salisbury University

Salisbury University

Founded in 1925, Salisbury University, or SU, is a public university in Maryland. The university owns more than 50 buildings, including 10 residence halls and the campus sits on more than 150 acres of land. SU offers over 40 different undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the four schools, which are:

  • Fulton School of Liberal Arts
  • Henson School of Science and Technology
  • Perdue School of Business
  • Seidel School of Education

The Salisbury University's mascot is named "Sammy the Seagull". Their football competes in the Atlantic Central Football Conference, while all the other sports teams compete in the Capital Athletic Conference.

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Contacting Salisbury University

Salisbury University
1101 Camden Ave
Salisbury , MD 21801-6862
General Phone: (410) 543-6000

Salisbury University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management345business management, accounting, finance, marketing
Liberal Arts330French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, peace and conflict resolution, international studies, economics, geography, political science, ...
Education and Teaching252education, educational administration, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, health teaching, math teaching, physical education teaching, reading teaching, ...
Media155communication studies
Science124biology, ecology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling106psychology
Family and Social Work102social work
Nursing and Emergency Medicine84registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy74exercise science, athletic trainer
Fine Arts40fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering35computer and info science, information science
Medical Support and Technology32respiratory care tech, clinical lab tech
Art Studies21art studies
Religion and Philosophy19philosophy
Medicine11health professions
Drama and Performing Arts8drama
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Salisbury University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,55341
Postbaccalaureate certificate04
Master's degree22211

Salisbury University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Salisbury University had a total enrollment of 7,581 students (7,296 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 90%
Graduate 10%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 11%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 29%
20-21 36%
22-24 21%
25-29 6%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey7%
New York3%

Salisbury University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %
Part-Time 40 %

Salisbury University Room and Board (2007)

Salisbury University offers campus housing for 1,730 of its 7,296 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Salisbury, Maryland for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maryland Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Salisbury University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520600
SAT Math520610
SAT Writing510590
ACT Verbal2125
ACT Math2025
ACT Composite2223

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT74%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT11%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Salisbury University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,492
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,794
Room and board $ 7,798
Room charge $ 4,000
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,798
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,650

Financial Aid:
Salisbury University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 209100)

Salisbury University Faculty

Salisbury University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track6545
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3045

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*1*
Lecturercalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*3$75,151

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year52$89,68423$78,360
Associate professoracademic year51$69,38448$67,543
Assistant professoracademic year70$64,53749$62,648
Instructoracademic year3$54,0875$57,215
Lectureracademic year30$44,09343$43,006
All faculty totalacademic year206$68,955168$61,009

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Salisbury University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Basketball Capital Athletic Conference
Baseball Capital Athletic Conference
Track Capital Athletic Conference

Salisbury University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
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checked On-campus library
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
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