Salem International University
Established in 1888 as Salem College, Salem University has a tradition of academic excellence and innovation. The beautiful 100-acre campus is nestled in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia. The campus offers student housing and traditional campus clubs and activities.
The goals of the University are to:
- Provide effective educational experiences;
- Design and maintain a unique environment conducive to developing an international citizen;
- Select, support, and develop human resources consistent with excellence in leadership, scholarship, and work and life skills;
- Improve student learning, facilitate improvements in teaching, and corroborate institutional effectiveness.
The mission of the University is to prepare global citizens with broad knowledge, marketable professional skills, and the ability to make decisions with integrity and an international perspective. In 2017, the name of the institution was changed to Salem University. This change reflects a desire by multiple constituencies, including students, alumni, and community members, to honor our West Virginia roots, history, and heritage. However, this change shall not be interpreted as indicating any diminishment of our commitment to prepare global citizens with broad knowledge, marketable professional skills, and the ability to make decisions with integrity and an international perspective. Salem continues to serve the educational needs of an increasingly diverse, global citizenry and welcomes students from around the world to join our community of scholars.