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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

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
63%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
800-940
ACT Range
17-19
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$10,340/ 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
    $9,361/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,059/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,297/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,797/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,309/ year
Student Loan Options from Lenders
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

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.81 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.80 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,117Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
77%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Unique
    41%
  • Diverse
    31%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Basic, doesnt interact enough clique
    4%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Immature.
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.94 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.118 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Great instructors
    25%
  • Amazing academics
    17%
  • Family
    17%
  • Streesful but great
    15%
  • Helpful and busy
    8%
  • The best and worst of both worlds
    8%
  • Stressful but okay
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
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 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!
I love how there’s really no judgment and everyone that I’ve met is willing to help and protect one another like family. If I had to change anything it’ll probably be some of the employees attitudes. I understand sometimes there could be bad days, stupid questions, or unnecessary rudeness from students which isn’t acceptable, but I feel as if employees knew what they signed up for when gaining their position. I’m a very nice person so catching the raft of anger an employee had with coworkers or my peers isn’t what I want. I was always taught that if you’re upset be upset with that person not everyone because the next person don’t know what you’re going through, or could be your blessing in disguise.