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.
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.86 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 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.99 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.123 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 whole fully exemplifies black excellence and diversity in the best of ways. Though predominately African-American, this university is very diverse in the cultural backgrounds brought here from many different states and even other countries. Academically, the curriculum is extensive in providing essential life skills as well as building social justice advocates within the student body. There are countless events, opportunities, and organizations around campus every week for students to receive work field experience, community service movements and events, and a comfortable place to grow and find themselves whole fully. There's also countless social events including parties on and off campus, social connect days held by the student body, and much more. In conclusion, this University is a brilliant institution.
Winston-Salem State University is an amazing school for anyone who is seeking a career in the medical field and if attending an HBCU is important to you that's another great advantage about this university. This campus also has an amazing walking/biking trail for those who enjoy nature and if you don't have your own bike the school's workout facility allows you to rent bikes for free! Some negative things about this school is some of the freshmen dorms and the food the cafe provides. Other than that Winston-Salem State University is a great school to attend.