Salem has educated aspiring leaders to change the world since 1772, when it was founded on the then-revolutionary premise that women are extraordinary leaders. 250 years later, Salem is again revolutionary as the nation's only liberal arts college focused on training future leaders in health. A nationally-ranked liberal arts college in one of America's best college cities, Salem's IMPACT curriculum and innovative SOAR leadership program blend experiential learning with science, design, humanities, ethics, and art ... all the tools to allow Salem graduates to become innovative problem solvers who make their communities and the world a better, healthier, more equitable place.
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Warm, welcoming, friendly and filled with history. Are some of the buildings really haunted? I did not see any ghosts. Salem is organized and focused on providing a world class education in a nurturing environment. The city of Winston Salem is officially titled as City of Arts and Technology. Reciprocal courses are available at Wake Forest College.
ANASTASIA from Hallandale Beach, FL
Salem College is a perfect place to make life-long friends, receive a great education and grow as a person. It is a small school with relatively small classes where the professors learn your name and get to know you as the individuals you are. Salem College has an 85% acceptance rate into medical school and a 95% into law school.
Melina from High Point, NC
Salem College has a very friendly environment! They are located in a beautiful location, theres so many things to look at! They are a very small school!
Tori from Rockwell, NC
Salem has a great atmosphere with an intimate learning environment. Classes are small making it easy to form good relationships with professors who actually care! The professors are willing to go far and beyond to make sure you succeed.
Krista from Pilot Mountain, NC
This school has small class sizes which allows you to get to know everyone in your class, and for the teacher to know you. The campus isn't overly large allowing you just enough to get lost if needed, but be easily available, and it doesn't hurt that it's gorgeous with a lot of places within walking distance. The events and traditions the school holds makes it a school of sisters.
Catherine from Cape Coral, FL
Salem offers a community that students can belong to. It's academic and support staff work with you to accomplish your goals. The historic atmosphere and grounds of the campus is a huge plus especially when the workload is heavy and a peaceful nature walk is right outside of your classroom.
Melissa from Lexington, NC
With a warm and welcoming environment, all students are sure to feel right at home in the Salem community. A strong sense of sisterhood forms inseparable bonds between the girls and an encouraging staff creates opportunities for excellent grades.