“Beyond the Guidebook”  College Representative Questionnaire


10/15/2018 @ 8:15 AM

Name of College:

Salem State University

Name of Representative:

Jobita Mao

Email Address:


Phone Number:

Office: 978-542-2807

College Web Page:


Please give some examples of high profile events

held on campus last year  (i.e. concerts. speakers, political debates, etc.):        

T- Pain ( Spring 2018) concert

What percentage of students stay on campus during the weekends?


New initiatives on campus and/or institutional goals?

Creation of LEAD Office - Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy and Diversity

What is something you might find at the school that may not exist at any other school?


If located outside of New England, what New England area schools is your institution similar to?


What is the distance to the nearest big city? And what is that city?

15 miles north of Boston

What is the approximate distance from Westborough, driving and/or flying?

About 1 hour

What are your most popular majors?

Nursing/education/ psychology/criminal justice/business

What are your newest and/or most unique majors?

Information Technology

What majors are you hoping to grow?

Information Technology

Will applying “undecided” for a major affect a student’s chances for acceptance?


Is there a statistical advantage to applying early decision or early action?


If interviews are required or recommended, where and by whom are they conducted?


Are students automatically considered for merit scholarships with the application to the school?


What percentage of demonstrated financial aid do you meet?

Average FA package is 14,000

Is there anything else a student should know that they will not easily find in a guidebook or online?


New Notes 2018:

  • New B.S. in Information Technology
  • Nursing not longer test optional
    (1030 SAT / 20+ ACT / 3.3 GPA)
  • Arts (Dance, Music, Art Theatre) new require audition/portfolio.
  • Communications changed to Media & Communication (Journalism, PR, etc. )