See what students say:


Salisbury University brings a little bit of everything to the university system of Maryland, with students singling out the healthcare, business, and arts programs. The hands-on focus is a major draw, whether that’s “getting to be in the hospital working with patients,” working directly “with Bloomberg terminals [and meeting] with employers, CEOs, and entrepreneurs,” or getting to “make our own claybodies, glazes, and even kilns.” There’s also appreciation for all the “facilities and technologies that are being upgraded right now.” On the art front, students love that the teachers “are all working artists, so I’ve never felt more capable that I too can become [one].”

Across disciplines, students at Salisbury are empowered to direct their own educational development: “I worked closely with the Spanish department and created a new internship experience for future students where I aided a local hospital with vaccinations and Spanish translations.” This sometimes even extends into summer classes, like a “month-long kayaking and camping class … that focused on the local Maryland and Chesapeake Bay environment and ecosystems.” Students note that whatever the course, “I know that if I’m struggling with something, even if it’s not related to school, or if I just want to talk to someone, my professors are always there and they offer the best conversations and advice that I’ve ever had.”

Student Body

“Every semester I reevaluate how I see the world because of my fellow classmates’ opinions and perspectives,” explains one senior student. Some attribute this confluence of new ideas to the fact that “students from all over come together to create a safe and inclusive environment for those from many different backgrounds.” Others suggest that it comes from the colonial-style campus’s vibe: “Everyone here is very welcoming … and help [make it] feel like it’s home.” In short, these “smart and easy-going people” make room for and are accepting of all extracurricular interests, like a lightsaber dueling club. When reflecting on their experience in class with peers, one senior recalls that “every class I’ve taken and every club I’ve been a part of has been filled with people who have a deep love for whatever their major is. Not only are they passionate but they’re also incredibly intelligent.”

Campus Life

Many students “love attending” events from the Student Organization for Activity Planning (SOAP), the engine of student life on campus. Favorite events include bingo and trivia nights, as well as craft nights and SOAP Spa days: “I think SOAP activities help me since they have events that help students here relax.” Students also enjoy the Division III athletics and sporting events: “We have a lot of spirit…A lot of people show up to the sporting events and they are…so fun.” One student counts The Flyer, the campus newspaper, as “the best way to integrate myself in campus life and into the weeds of how the University runs. I’ve learned more about fellow students, their thoughts, events in and around campus, and just the campus in general.” Many Salisbury students also stay busy with service organizations on campus: “This semester I recently joined the non-profit Relay For Life here on campus. I also have had the opportunity to help out at the local women’s shelter. Next semester I am planning on joining more extracurricular activities such as CRU, which is the university’s Christian service group.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Leigh Ann Taylor
Administrative Assistant II

Admissions Office
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801



Experience College Life

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

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; Select Saturdays; 5 open houses per year
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions
Not Available


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

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 Hampton Inn & Suites (410-548-1282), Country Inn and Suites by Radisson (410-742-2688), La Quinta Inn & Suites (410-546-4400), Hampton Inn (410-334-3080), Courtyard by Marriot (410-742-4405), Residence Inn by Marriott (410-543-0033), Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham (410-742-2626), and Sleep Inn (410-572-5516) are all located within 5 miles of the University.


Applicants: 8,108
Acceptance Rate: 91%
Average HS GPA: 3.67



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