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- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeB+
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 4,124 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Winston-Salem State acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Healthcare Management. Graduating 51% of students, Winston-Salem State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,800.
Winston-Salem State University Rankings
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- 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.90 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.89 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities66 Graduates
Healthcare Management62 Graduates
Rehabilitation and Therapy56 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science47 Graduates
Medical Laboratory Technician36 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies32 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.103 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.127 responses
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
Winston-salem State University is an excellent school! This is only my sophomore year and I’ve learned so much. My educational experience here at Winston-salem State will definitely mold me to become successful at the career I choose to pursue. I have also gained so many friendships and relationships with classmates, professors, even the janitors cleaning the school! Every is friendly and easy to get along with. Attending Winston-salem State University has been the best decision I’ve ever made!
First off I would like to say, I love HBCU, but not every school is perfect. We have our flaws, but who doesn't. My college experience so far has been a roller coaster, but a fun one. The culture at my school is UNDEFEATED! My freshman year was exciting and a real eye-opener. I learned a lot that year pertaining to friendships, guys, the school, and even myself. I had a minor setback but I came back my sophomore year, somewhat. Now going into my Junior year and experiencing what I have experienced, I know that I just got to keep my head up and pushing forward to the end because I know I got this.
My experience at Winston-Salem State University was very interesting. As a first-time freshman, the staff went out of their way to ensure that I knew where to locate all the resources. My professors were thorough, meticulous, and eager to stay behind for additional assistance. The environment was extremely welcoming and supportive. I stayed in the Martin Schneider dorm in the spring of 2020. The room size was the perfect size for two young adults. The distance of my dorm to classes and the cafe was favorable. The cleaning staff ensured the bathrooms and living spaces were well cleaned. Lastly, as a student-athlete the coaches, trainers, and medics are amazing. I've never felt like I've been in better hands. My collected experiences have influenced me to the best version of myself and a proud ram.