B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Winston-Salem State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc
Address
601 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Website
From Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem State University is a bold and energetic institution that fosters the creative thinking, analytical problem-solving, and depth of character needed to transform yourself and your world. Rooted in a liberal education, WSSU's curriculum prepares students to be thought leaders who have the skills and knowledge needed to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Founded in 1892, WSSU enjoys a distinguished reputation as a historically black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina that offers a rich curriculum rooted in a high-quality, liberal education.

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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
810-930
ACT Range
17-19
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$8,746/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,806/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,665/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,555/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,590/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,074/ year

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
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.75 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,016Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
76%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
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  • Unique
    44%
  • Diverse
    31%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • Basic, doesnt interact enough clique
    2%
  • Immature.
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.88 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.112 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Great instructors
    24%
  • Amazing academics
    19%
  • Streesful but great
    17%
  • Family
    15%
  • Helpful and busy
    8%
  • The best and worst of both worlds
    7%
  • Stressful but okay
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
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 is an welcoming environment that make's future students feel like home. Students and staff at this University was very detailed, and helpful for any question's I had ask. I'm extremely excited to attend Winston-Salem State University Fall 2018!
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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!
The illustrious Winston Salem State University is everything I could've asked for in a university. There is a real family feel throughout campus. Winston Salem State has something for everyone whether you're interested in sports, academics, music, poetry, student government, or just socializing. They have an excellent School of Health Science which includes an intense clinical laboratory science program that prepared me to succeed as a medical technologist upon graduating. Without Winston Salem State University, I would not be where I am today.