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 4,117 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Winston-Salem State acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Healthcare Management. Graduating 47% of students, Winston-Salem State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,800.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Winston-Salem State University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.82 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.81 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
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.95 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.119 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses
Winston-Salem State University Reviews
I am currently a sophomore at Winston Salem State University. I absolutely love it here! I love the environment, it is truly what is known to be a RAMily. (family) Whether it's professors, faculty, or students, everyone shows pure genuineness. The professors work extremely hard to make students take responsibility to prepare us for life after college. I think this university could improve on the relationships with alumni. I think it is important for current students to engage with alumni for different reasons such as mentorship, advice, possible scholarships, and networking opportunities.
Winston-Salem State University is an welcoming environment that make's future students feel like home. Students and staff at this University was very detailed, and helpful for any question's I had ask. I'm extremely excited to attend Winston-Salem State University Fall 2018!
I love how there’s really no judgment and everyone that I’ve met is willing to help and protect one another like family. If I had to change anything it’ll probably be some of the employees attitudes. I understand sometimes there could be bad days, stupid questions, or unnecessary rudeness from students which isn’t acceptable, but I feel as if employees knew what they signed up for when gaining their position. I’m a very nice person so catching the raft of anger an employee had with coworkers or my peers isn’t what I want. I was always taught that if you’re upset be upset with that person not everyone because the next person don’t know what you’re going through, or could be your blessing in disguise.