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Winston-Salem State University
  • 4 Year
  • WINSTON-SALEM, NC

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade C+

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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 4,067 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Winston-Salem State acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Nursing, Healthcare Management, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 51% of students, Winston-Salem State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,800.

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601 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DR
WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27110
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Winston-Salem State University Rankings

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WSSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
June 1
SAT Range
890-1030
ACT Range
16-19
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$11,783 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,036 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 72 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 93 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 92 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    36%
  • On Campus
    53%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,067 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
589
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
75%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
  • Unique
    40%
  • Diverse
    28%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Basic, doesnt interact enough clique
    5%
  • Immature.
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 106 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 130 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 77 responses
  • Great instructors
    22%
  • Family
    17%
  • Amazing academics
    14%
  • Streesful but great
    13%
  • The best and worst of both worlds
    9%
  • Helpful and busy
    8%
  • Great
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
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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