Setting: Very small four-year, highly residential
In-state Tuition: $24,200.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $24,200.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 0.459
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1095 / 25 / 3.70
Male/Female Ratio: 4:96
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Moravian Church
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 61%
Salem College, a liberal arts college for women, values its students as individuals, develops their unique potential, and prepares them to change the world.
Salem Academy is a boarding and day school for high school girls in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is formally known as Salem Academy and College where it shares its campus with Salem College, located near historic Old Salem.
Salem College, a liberal arts college for women, values its students as individuals, develops their unique potential and prepares them to change the world.
Salem was founded in 1772 by early Moravian settlers who held the view that girls deserved an education comparable to that afforded boys. Among the town's early residents were 16 girls and women who walked more than 500 miles from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to join the new community. One of them was 17-year-old Elisabeth Oesterlein, who would be the first teacher of what is now Salem Academy and College. There were very few girls' schools at the time, particularly in the South; word spread about the girls' school, and the school accepted boarding students in 1802. The school grew considerably throughout the 19th century both in size and course offerings, with college-level courses being offered in the 1860s. As the college-level curriculum expanded, the school officially became known as Salem Academy and College in 1907. Despite such travails as the American Civil War and a measles epidemic in the 1800s, the Academy has never closed its doors in the more than two centuries since those first classes were held.
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