Winston-Salem State University is ...
NCAA Division II (with football)
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Winston-Salem State University Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.70 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities60 Graduates
Business Administration and Management45 Graduates
Health Care Management39 Graduates
Medical Technician38 Graduates
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling35 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science30 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services25 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.83 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.107 responses
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After Winston-Salem State University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses
Winston-Salem State University Reviews
Review Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem State is a great school for a student who wants somewhere small and easy to navigate so that was perfect for me. In most classes, the classroom settings are similar to those of a high school setting so my professors were able to give me a more one on one personal experience. Everyone at WSSU is very friendly and the professors really do show that they care for their students. I would definitely choose to attend WSSU because of the friendly environment and the academic system that it carries. The chancellor is also very interactive with his students as well which I find is very unique. He attends every event that he can and even sits with the students! A lot of students attend college for the grades as their most important aspect of school but the second most important should be for a student to get the full "college" experience and WSSU definitely provides that! Between school events, events in the caf, and even in the classroom WSSU has so much to offer and more!
I was somewhat scared my first day of class. I came from a small private school, so to be at a fairly large university was quite the culture shock. As time went on, things went ok. Nothing super great or just plain terrible happened. My GE advisor was the worst part. I was misled in the registration process, but as I got into my major my junior year, things started falling into place. I have found the people that I am sure I will be lifelong friends with. My classes are so great, although they are a struggle sometimes. I have the best professors in the world and I wouldn't trade any of them (even when they're super weird LOL). If I had to do all over, I'd still choose the same school. I'm part of the best family in the world...the RamFam!
I chose Winston Salem State for grad school based mostly for cost. However, during an open house, I felt positive energy from the professors---a real desire to teach and make future professionals. This is something I find consistently with this school: there is a desire to foster an attitude of service, respect, and energy toward purpose. The campus is not in a good area, not the prettiest, and the food is just so-so. Really, my biggest complaints about the school are not feeling terribly safe walking to my car at night and problems with the administration. The administration actually drives me crazy. I have had lots of hold ups and run into barrier after barrier when trying to deal with financial aid and parking, etc. There are a few great employees, but largely I have encountered inconsistency, poorly designed systems, and unhappy employees unwilling to work with you, which is a shame because I love the PT department and all the hard-working people in the Health Sciences school.