B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Winston-Salem State University is ...
Public, HBCU
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
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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Winston-Salem State University

Cost

Net Price
$7,737/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,912/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,709/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,094/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,324/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,464/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.71 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.70 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,098Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
72%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Unique
    48%
  • Diverse
    30%
  • Friendly
    18%
  • Basic, doesnt interact enough clique
    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.84 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.108 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Great instructors
    24%
  • Amazing academics
    20%
  • Streesful but great
    16%
  • Family
    15%
  • Helpful and busy
    9%
  • Stressful but okay
    5%
  • The best and worst of both worlds
    5%

After Winston-Salem State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
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 Reviews

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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!
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Attending Winston-Salem State University has given me hope and drive as an upcoming black man preparing to enter the working world after graduation. In today's society I see more men of color on the negative end than the positive in the working world. At Winston-Salem State University I've found professors who look just like me that are doing positive things in the working world, encouraging me and supporting me to be likewise. While matriculating in this environment I really believe I can be positive be a positive product in such a challenging world.

Through networking and word of mouth I connected early with these professors starting out in my freshman year. I would like to see Winston-Salem State develop a clearer, straight line or a required process to connect with willing professors.
I was somewhat scared my first day of class. I came from a small private school, so to be at a fairly large university was quite the culture shock. As time went on, things went ok. Nothing super great or just plain terrible happened. My GE advisor was the worst part. I was misled in the registration process, but as I got into my major my junior year, things started falling into place. I have found the people that I am sure I will be lifelong friends with. My classes are so great, although they are a struggle sometimes. I have the best professors in the world and I wouldn't trade any of them (even when they're super weird LOL). If I had to do all over, I'd still choose the same school. I'm part of the best family in the world...the RamFam!