Salisbury University – Salisbury, Maryland
As soon as we drove on campus, I was taken with the charm of the brick buildings and loved the fact that we were only half an hour from the beach at Ocean City, Maryland.
No wonder Sammy the Seagull is their mascot, even though he is a bit fierce. He has to be since Salisbury is in Division 3 Athletics in the Capital Athletic Conference and Empire 8 Athletics for Football. The campus is set on a nationally recognized arboretum and impressively has opened three new cutting-edge academic buildings in the last decade: The Frank Perdue School of Business (yes the chicken folks all went to school here), the Henson School of Science and Technology and the Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies. I have to tell you the digital media equipment in the Fulton School of the Liberal Arts is just amazing as well and absolutely cutting edge!
Their residence hall options include a brand-new residence-retail complex called Seagull Square and many of their halls have programming and team-building activities initiated by their staff for the students. My lunch in the Commons of the Guerrieri University Center was the nicest dining hall experience I’ve had in a long time.
In terms of Admissions News, they have just added an Early Decisions option to Early Action and Regular Decision with a November 15th deadline, so if you are really interested in Salisbury, you can show them the “love” that way. For our out-of-state students, tuition, room and board is $26,714 which for me is an amazing deal for such a terrific school!