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Salem College

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.

Location

Address
601 S Church St
City
Winston Salem
State
NC
Zip/Post Code
27101

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
951
Total Graduate enrollment
180
In State Tuition Fees
24200
Out State Tuition Fees
24200
ACT Score
25
SAT Score
1095
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.70
Male Female Ratio
4:96
Acceptance Rate
61%
Student Faculty Ratio
0.45902777777778

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Moravian Church
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
Salem College, a liberal arts college for women, values its students as individuals, develops their unique potential, and prepares them to change the world.
Mascot
Sabers
Colors
Purple And Gold
Conference
Great South

College History

History

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.

College Specialty

Specialty

Salem College, a liberal arts college for women, values its students as individuals, develops their unique potential and prepares them to change the world.

Alumni

Alumni

Elizabeth Campbell, 1919, founded WETA-TV Sarah Childress Polk, First Lady; wife of US President James K. Polk Sarah T. Hughes, US District Court Judge, swore in president Lyndon Johnson Tillie Kidd Fowler, 1960, politician Marshall Chapman, 1967, singer-songwriter Kathryn Harrold, 1968, actress Rolonda Watts, 1977, talk show host Dr. Mary Edmonds, English teacher at Chatham Hall

Campus

Campus

Urban

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