Salem State University (SSU), established in 1854, is located 15 miles north of Boston in the historic and welcoming seaside city of Salem. SSU is a comprehensive, public, accredited institution with a broad range of intensive English, undergraduate, and graduate programs taught by expert faculty. SSU is one of the largest and most diverse of the state universities in Massachusetts. Over 250 international students from 60 countries choose SSU because of the quality of our programs, small class size, and new state of the art facilities, including a new library and learning commons, fitness center, performing arts, center, and dormitories. Numerous student organizations and the Center for International Education also provide support and community throughout your time at SSU. We welcome you to Salem!