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

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  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 B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  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 4,033 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Winston-Salem State acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Nursing, Healthcare Management, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 50% of students, Winston-Salem State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,800.

About

601 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DR
WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27110
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
73%
Application Deadline
June 1
SAT Range
900-1030
ACT Range
17-19
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$11,868 / 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
$8,492 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 96 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 95 responses

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
    70%
  • On Campus
    4%
  • Online
    26%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,033 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
656
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
76%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 67 responses
  • Unique
    42%
  • Diverse
    28%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • Basic, doesnt interact enough clique
    4%
  • Immature.
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Stressed
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 109 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 133 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 79 responses
  • Great instructors
    22%
  • Family
    19%
  • Amazing academics
    14%
  • Streesful but great
    13%
  • The best and worst of both worlds
    10%
  • Helpful and busy
    8%
  • Great
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
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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