Salem State University
Salem State University, established in 1854 as Salem Normal School, is a comprehensive, publicly supported institution and is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It offers 32 undergraduate degree programs in the liberal arts, human services and business, along with graduate programs that provide degrees in 24 fields and a continuing education division that offers both credit and non-credit programs.
Salem State offers many ways for students to get involved on- and off-campus through student groups and clubs. Groups manage their own activities through an independent platform. The Center for the Arts provides diverse, high quality and affordable events in theatre, dance, music, creative writing, and art for all members of the university community and the greater North Shore. Salem State produce nearly 100 events each year including student performances as well as shows by world-class artists and performers.
The university offers its students a chance to compete in intramural athletic clubs and in a variety of competitive intercollegiate conferences. Salem State fields men's and women's teams in 15 sports, plus 10 intramural/club teams. Athletic teams compete in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III, the Little East Conference (LEC), the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC), the National Collegiate Athletic Conference (NCAA) Division III, and the New England College Athletic Conference (NECAC).
Located just 15 miles north of Boston in the historic seacoast city of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State has Five campuses spread across 115 acres. Founded in 1626, Salem, the “City of Peace”, is a small city with a big history. Salem is a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly city where its residents, and over a million tourists annually, can easily visit historic architecture, unique attractions, world famous museums, and an eclectic mix of shops and dining options. And, with easy access to public transportation—including direct access to Boston—Salem is a great city in which to live, work and study.
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