Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners with a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.
Salem State offers 30 undergraduate and 50 graduate programs to full- and part-time students and community members of all ages during day, evening and weekend sessions, and through online/hybrid classes. The top five majors are business administration, nursing, education, criminal justice, and psychology. In addition to a vibrant campus life, Salem State is also recognized for its award-winning athletic and creative arts programs and its renowned public lecture program, the Salem State Series, which is currently celebrating its 30th season. The university's theatre program has received national acclaim and its students are frequent first place honorees at the annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Washington, DC.