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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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Winston-Salem State is a public university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the Greensboro Area. As a historically black college, WSSU has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,072 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Winston-Salem State acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Healthcare Management. Graduating 49% of students, Winston-Salem State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,800.
About Winston-Salem State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
601 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Website

Winston-Salem State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
890-1020
ACT Range
16-19
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$11,256/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,115/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,310/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,420/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,465/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,833/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.86 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,072Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
78%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
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  • Unique
    41%
  • Diverse
    29%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • Basic, doesnt interact enough clique
    3%
  • Immature.
    3%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.99 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.123 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 70 responses
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  • Great instructors
    23%
  • Amazing academics
    16%
  • Family
    16%
  • Streesful but great
    14%
  • The best and worst of both worlds
    10%
  • Helpful and busy
    7%
  • Stressful but okay
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses
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Winston-Salem State University Reviews

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I am currently a sophomore at Winston Salem State University. I absolutely love it here! I love the environment, it is truly what is known to be a RAMily. (family) Whether it's professors, faculty, or students, everyone shows pure genuineness. The professors work extremely hard to make students take responsibility to prepare us for life after college. I think this university could improve on the relationships with alumni. I think it is important for current students to engage with alumni for different reasons such as mentorship, advice, possible scholarships, and networking opportunities.
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Winston-Salem State University whole fully exemplifies black excellence and diversity in the best of ways. Though predominately African-American, this university is very diverse in the cultural backgrounds brought here from many different states and even other countries. Academically, the curriculum is extensive in providing essential life skills as well as building social justice advocates within the student body. There are countless events, opportunities, and organizations around campus every week for students to receive work field experience, community service movements and events, and a comfortable place to grow and find themselves whole fully. There's also countless social events including parties on and off campus, social connect days held by the student body, and much more. In conclusion, this University is a brilliant institution.
Winston-Salem State University is an amazing school for anyone who is seeking a career in the medical field and if attending an HBCU is important to you that's another great advantage about this university. This campus also has an amazing walking/biking trail for those who enjoy nature and if you don't have your own bike the school's workout facility allows you to rent bikes for free! Some negative things about this school is some of the freshmen dorms and the food the cafe provides. Other than that Winston-Salem State University is a great school to attend.