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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
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
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.
About Winston-Salem State University...
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

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
67%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
890-1020
ACT Range
16-19
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$11,256/ 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
$7,930/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.88 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,072Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
616
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
78%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 61 responses
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  • Unique
    39%
  • Diverse
    30%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Basic, doesnt interact enough clique
    3%
  • Immature.
    3%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.101 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.125 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 72 responses
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  • Great instructors
    24%
  • Amazing academics
    15%
  • Family
    15%
  • Streesful but great
    14%
  • The best and worst of both worlds
    10%
  • Helpful and busy
    7%
  • Stressful but okay
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
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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Winston-Salem State University Reviews

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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!
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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.