Winston-Salem State University

Winston Salem, NC, USA
3.37 Average Rating

Winston-Salem State University is an Historically Black College and University and a public constituent institution of the University of North Carolina. WSSU is the country’s only HBCU to  offer a Motorsports Management degree and its Department of Rehabilitation Counseling is the only such program to serve deaf and hard of hearing students. In addition to academic facilities, the university is home to the Diggs Gallery which houses contemporary African-American and African art. For sports fans, WSSU hosts 10 men’s and women’s athletic teams and a co-ed cheerleading squad.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
67%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision February 15, 2020 June 29, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 15, 2019 January 7, 2020
Other April 14, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
92%
Out-Of-State Students
11%
65%
Submitting ACT
71%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 17
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 943
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
5,098
Total Number of Undergrads
4,688
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
40%
20-39 Students
43%
40-99 Students
15%
0
100
17%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
46%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$11,811
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$5,904
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,151
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,319
Books and Supplies
$1300

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
63%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,930
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
63%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,118
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,577

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
88%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,431
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,410
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$266
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
29%
71%
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Ram--named Amon
School Colors
Red/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Greensboro
Charlotte
Raleigh
Washington
Atlanta
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$37,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.37 Average Rating
Winston-Salem State University is a beautiful,elegant campus! The staff here go the extra mile for you, and it is easy to get the help you need to graduate. The campus also has various activities throughout the year and tons of student organizations worth joining.
Shae from Oxford, NC
Since being at Winston Salem State University I have been impressed. The envirnoment is outstanding. The faculty and staff is excellent always willing to help. The school always have activities planned for students to attend.
Zachary Bernard Lake
The faculty here is very helpful. All you have to do is ask for help
Onneya from Wilmington, DE
I would give this school an 8/10. It is a very beautiful campus, filled with friendly and kind people who loves to have fun. The more you are involved and interact with the community, the better, more opportunities and experiences you will receive.
Miss beautiful from Charlotte, NC
This school is a very small school, but we are all one big family. If you are looking for a school with great credentials, friendly people and a place to focus, WSSU is the place for you. I absolutely love it here.
Khayla from Colerain, NC
WSSU is an excellent HBCU of choice.
WSSU is a relatively small campus, you will not get lost.
WSSU creates and encourages great leaders.
Brittany from Durham, NC
WSSU is a great school to get involved! The class sizes are fairly small, so sometimes you get to know your professor well. Also, there are many new buildings getting built on campus (the Student Activities Center for example) so you are sure to enjoy yourself.
Mariah from Fayetteville, NC

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