See what students say:


Located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Salisbury University is a public school with a “stellar reputation [of] various programs and challenging courses.” Of those options, undergrads make particular note of an “amazing nursing program,” an “impressive business school,” and “health science programs [that] are pretty great.” Some also boast about an education program with a great track record. Students are also pleased with the small class sizes this mid-size school features, finding that “most professors take the time to really get to know their students over the semesters.” One student concurs: “The faculty is amazing. I haven’t had a professor that doesn’t truly care about [my] education.” Praise for the staff doesn’t stop there: “The faculty and staff take time to understand the demands put on the students,” adds another. To further help with those demands, SU also provides “everything a student needs to succeed, be that academic help, support systems, clubs, sports, anything; the university provides them all.”

Student Body

Salisbury undergrads are thankful to have a community of “friendly and inclusive peers.” “Nobody ever really feels alone,” one student states; they’re enveloped in a group that is “academically driven and focused,” which cultivates a cooperative environment. “I feel as though I am surrounded by others who push me to better myself, instead of focusing only on bettering themselves,” says another student. While many note that diversity might be lacking, most agree that “the school provides many multicultural related resources, clubs, [and] presentations, so [minorities] still feel very comfortable and involved.” One Salisbury Sea Gull sums it up: “There’s a place for everyone.”

Campus Life

Students at Salisbury are “very studious during the week,” and a lot of time is spent at the “huge brand new library and study area … where there are coffee shops [and] food.” A particular strength of that new library that many note are the “student aid resources provided, such as the Center for Student Achievement, the Writing Center, and [Supplemental Instruction] meetings.” One undergrad elaborates, “The campus community works really hard to make … different opportunities available to us free of extra fees. So it gives us students a variety of options of how to study and learn.” That variety also extends to extracurriculars: “Students are encouraged to join clubs and participate in some of the abundant activities offered on campus in order to create a more active student body.” So while studies tend to come first at SU, undergrads are also “focused on fun” and “try to enjoy their college life while they are here.” Popular activities on and off campus include “playing music in the Red Square, attending school events, … enjoying food at the Commons or at the Chick-Fil-A, [and] playing ping pong or pool.” On the weekends, “since Salisbury is right next to Ocean City, many will take trips to the beach.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Leigh Ann Taylor

Admissions Office
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Guerrieri Academic Commons
The Commons (houses Bookstore and Dining Hall)
Cool Beans Cyber Cafe
Maggs Gym / University Fitness Center
Red Square

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Ocean City, MD
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Shopping at the Centre of Salisbury
Shorebirds Stadium
Salisbury Zoo

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 9:30am & 1:30pm - several open houses/yr
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions
Not Available


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Advance Notice

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
If you are coming from a distance, the Salisbury-Wicomico County Regional Airport is 7 miles from the University. In addition to local flights, American Airlines commuters fly in and out of the airport. Carolina Trailways buses operate to Salisbury. Taxi service or public bus transportation is available for the 4-mile ride to campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From points West, follow Rt. 50 East into Salisbury. Take a right immediately after the bridge onto Mill Street (fifth light in Salisbury). Continue straight (do not bear left or right) through two intersections. This street becomes Camden Ave. The University is located on the left after approximately one mile. The Admissions House is located on the right, just past the University's main entrance. From points North, follow Rt. 13 South into Salisbury. Follow Business Route 13 (rather than the bypass) to the city and proceed four miles to the campus, which is located on the right. Turn right onto West College Ave. then left onto Camden Ave. The Unviersity's main entrance is located on the left. The Admissions House is a block further on the right. Approximate Driving Times: Salisbury, MD is 30 miles west of Ocean City, MD; 1.5 hours east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge; 2 hours from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Wilmington, DE; 3 hours from Norfolk, VA; and 4.5 hours from New York City.

Local Accommodations
Because we are located on the hub of the Eastern Shore, there are plenty of places to stay. If you are looking for a typical hotel setting close to campus the Days Inn (410-749-6200), Comfort Inn (410-543-4666), Best Western (410-546-1300), Hampton Inn (410-334-3080), Howard Johnson (410-742-7194), Ramada Inn (410-546-4400), and Sleep Inn (410-572-5516) are all located within 5 miles of the University.


Applicants: 8,972
Acceptance Rate: 62%
Average HS GPA: 3.70



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