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 4,072 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Winston-Salem State acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Healthcare Management. Graduating 49% 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.88 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities77 Graduates
Healthcare Management75 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science48 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies43 Graduates
Medical Laboratory Technician37 Graduates
Rehabilitation and Therapy36 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.101 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.125 responses
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- 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 WSSU has been great so far! I like WSSU because everyone shows school spirit for all sports. The professors are also down to earth, whenever help is needed, it is given without any hesitation. However, WSSU could change a few things. For instance, they could answer the phone in a more timely manner.