Winston-Salem State University

Winston Salem, NC, USA

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Winston-Salem State University

3.37 Average Rating

Miss beautiful from Charlotte, NC

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Academic Rigor
Winston Salem State University offers great academic studies with friendly and respectful professors.
Dorm Life
Dorms are a nice size, they're also clean and spacious.
Food and Dining
The food at WSSU is delicious. There is a variety of choices, flavors and styles. The cafeteria is nice, clean, and presentable.
What to do for fun
There is a lot to do for fun. Such as shop, movies, eating places, sports, clubs, etc.
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Khayla from Colerain, NC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Please do everything early like filling out papers and submitting things to the school, and stay on top of them about everything. WSSU is a great school but they can be very slow about unorganized so you have to always make sure you are one step ahead.
Academic Rigor
The academic rigor isn't bad at all. You just have to make sure that you make time for the work that they assign and dedicate yourself to do it. The professors are always available and easy to reach and they want you to succeed.
Dorm Life
The dorms as a whole I rate about a 4/5 but the freshman dorms get a 3.5/5. They're kinda old but they are renovating as I type and they just opened up a brand new residence hall for freshman. I live in the new dorm and I LOVE IT. The upperclassmen dorms are GREAT. I can't wait till next fall.
Food and Dining
The food options here are great. The cafe isn't bad at all, towards the end of the semester they get lazy but its been decent so far especially breakfast. We also have a Popeyes on campus and that's a plus.
What to do for fun
There are a lot of organizations, greek life and modeling troupe type activities to get involved in as well as sports. They are all very open to new members and easy to join. Partying isn't too big on this campus, but if that's your thing, there are plenty of places to party in and around Winston.
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Brittany from Durham, NC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
WSSU is an excellent HBCU of choice.
WSSU is a relatively small campus, you will not get lost.
WSSU creates and encourages great leaders.
Tips for prospective students
For prospective students, it college, its a time when you find out who you REALLY are, the type of people you REALLY like to hang around, and the type of STUDENT you are capable of being. At WSSU its all about going hard or going home, which means if you are here for all play and no work, you will not succeed. They demand, encourage and produce the best of the best. If you come in undecided I guarantee you will leave a decided leader.
Academic Rigor
You get what you work for. It is college you will actually have to study this time around it is not like high school where you might be able to cram overnight. There is a lot if information that will be given to you, a good amount of work and all you have to do is be persistent and you will survive until graduation.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is essential to the ultimate college experience. You have your all girls dorm, your all males dorm, and of course the upperclassmen and athletic dorms. Its all about discipline, you will be away from mommy and daddy, no more curfews unless you play sports, and youre basically allowed to do whatever. Its pretty cool unless you wish to not go the roommate route.
Food and Dining
The café is pretty acceptable, especially on Wednesdays. There is a wide variety of choices whether youre vegan or a daily meat eater your choices are there, but only until 7 30.
What to do for fun
For fun the campus has game rooms and different organizations that you could be apart of to complete the feeling of being apart of the ram family. There are plenty of local restaurants and f you are over 21 bar scenes are pretty cool too.
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Mariah from Fayetteville, NC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
College is extremely different from high school, so make sure you get to know your professor well and stay on top of your grades. All of my professors I have had here are very nice, but strict, which is good. It challenges me.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is okay. It is not that great when you are a freshman but you get used to it. After your freshman year, living in the dorms get better because you are staying in a nicer room with more space. Be careful though, because when I moved to the dorms here, my face broke out in acne because of the water. Make sure you pay close attention to your body and how it changes when you move here.
Food and Dining
The food is okay. We have fried chicken Wednesday and fried fish Friday. The fish and beans are great. We also have a RamShack here where they sell fast food and SubWay, so sometimes you can eat other food besides the stereotypical college food.
What to do for fun
There are a few things to do here for fun. The school has intramural sports, zumba, a workout room, a game room movie night, plays and so forth. Sometimes the school will take the students out to places. For example, a few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to go to a trampoline park. Sometimes only a certain amount of students can go, so you have to sign up early. As far as the trampoline park, only 250 students were allowed to go.
Clubs and Activities
The cheerleading program here is great! It teaches you hard work, determination and discipline. Every single bit is worth it. I would encourage anybody to try out that has a good work ethic.
Campus Safety
Campus safety is great. They monitor the campus at night and early mornings by stopping each car that tries to come through the campus. If something happens on campus, they are sure to email us and let us know what happened. They also send us safety tips each month.
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Brittany from Durham, NC

a current student here
20 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
At Winston Salem State University I have learned a ton of new things, and also I have fun while learning and that's the best part! Some of the new things I have learned are the proper ways to write persuasive essays,how to act as an adult (being responsible), and being a team player to just name a few. Not only do I learn things from the professors but also the students that I am around daily, and that helped me a lot with it being my first year there.
Am enjoying being here
I really enjoy being a student here at WSSU at. At first I was very skeptical being a new freshman. I had alot of questions running around in my head like how will i meet new people, will I fit in, or is this even the right place for me to be. By the end of my first year I had answers to all of my questions, and yes they were good ones!
Bang for the buck
Like all of the Universities of course tuition is going up, but we have to do what we have to do to hang in there, and I believe that At WSSU you will definitely get your band for your buck!
Tips for prospective students
Beware of the locals, you may be able to distinguish between locals and students but if you can you are pretty good!
Great for these types of students
WSSU is a great choice for all types of students. I would say go check it out for yourself and see how you feel about the school personally. On the other hand it is great for people who enjoy a homey feeling with family oriented people all over with a ton of school pride.
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Kendra from Greensboro, NC

a current student here
17 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Winston Salem State is a school of excellence. Many of the professors are willing to take time out to make sure one is understanding the information at hand by allowing tutuoring at various times of the day. So far while attending Wssu I have learned how to write many different types of papers, I have gained many leadership skills, learned to become a reponsible adult, and the other students are well rounded and caring individuals for the most part . Winston Salem State makes sure that its students Enter to learn and Depart to serve.
Am enjoying being here
I enjoy WSSU especially during football season. The campus comes together as one for so many activities. The campus provides many activities for the sudents to take part in during the joyous warm weather such as family and friends day, band performances on the yard, music on the yard, often there are many giveaways that take place, and so much more.
Bang for the buck
Winston Salem State offers a resonable tuition for in state students. Out of state is always going to be higher, yet it too is a reasonable amout compared to other colleges. Winston Salem makes way for all that want to attend WSSU affordable and stress free. Once you enter Ram Country you will have a bang for the bucks you have spent.
Tips for prospective students
My tips for prospective students would be to become a leader do not follow behind everybody that says they are your friends becasue it could lead to trouble, No one babies you in college so become a responsible adult quick, it helps to stay organized, set aside play time and studying time, and never give up on yourself no matter how hard the work may get there are always people around that want to help you survive the college life.
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Shae from Oxford, NC

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Come tour the campus, you will fall in love.
Make a trip to financial aid and make sure you get the help you need.
Make sure you STUDY, the campus does have a lot to offer including a three story library located in the center of the campus open from 8:30 to 1 am on most nights.
Also,get involved on campus with an organization it will help you with job references and graduate school!
Academic Rigor
This university is very challenging,but in a good way ! The school has a strict add/drop policy and attendance in courses are mandatory for a passing grade. The school is a part of the UNC system and is on the plus/minus system (i.e. A+,A,A-,B+,B,B-,C+,C,C-,D+,D,D-,F)
Dorm Life
Dorm life is exciting ! The relationships you gain from staying on campus is worth while! The school has a policy in place stating that a student must stay on campus freshmen and sophomore year. Also, 'Rams Commons' is one of the best dorms because you get your very own room, but this dorm is only for honor, band , and choir students.
Food and Dining
The cafe has great hours for students, and a variety of healthy choices. The campus also has a coffee shop in Elva Jones Computer Science Building , a bagel shop in Hill Hall, Popeyes, Subway, a Pizza place, a Burger Joint, and three small stores ALL located on campus.
What to do for fun
The campus has a new student union, complete with an indoor basketball court, an indoor track, a huge weight lifting room, cardio room, private work out rooms, and private dance rooms. The Student Union offers Zumba classes, dance classes, group exercise classes, and much more. There are also three other basket ball courts on campus and lounges in every dorm.
Bang for the buck
The schools Financial Aid office is very efficient and will work with you to afford school. Work-study is available year-round for students. Everything in the student book store is made available for students, so get your books!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Homecoming is a great experience! There will be tons of vendors on campus, step-shows, fashion shows, celebrities, the band will perform , etc. Its literally a week you can't miss ! In the past there has been fireworks and block parties on campus.
Great for these types of students
If you are looking forward to a memorable undergrad experience, come here! Winston-Salem State University offers smaller class sizes and a friendly , beautiful campus for you to explore.
Clubs and Activities
The campus offers various clubs such as band, cheerleading, modeling troupes, clubs for specific majors, SGA, RHA, and much more.
The school also provides students with trips to go deep sea fishing, ice-skating, skiing, and much more throughout the year.
Greek Life
This campus has all D9 greek organizations and a few CIGO organizations.
Campus Safety
Campus police are ready and alert at anytime. They are constantly on patrol and are very nice.
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Shanelle from Laurinburg, NC

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The classes are small and you have more of a chance to talk with your teacher and get help if you need it. There is also a tutoring center where you can go get help if you need it. The teacher's challenge you and try to help you succeed in any way possible.
Am enjoying being here
I love being here. The campus is beautiful and there are plenty of organizations to get involved in to keep you busy. You meet a lot of new and interesting people.
Bang for the buck
You definitely get your money's worth here.
Tips for prospective students
Apply before at the earliest deadline possible in order to be in the running for a scholarship given by the university.
Great for these types of students
Any students looking for a beautiful place to call home. Any student who wants to be challenged and be prepared for the real world need to come here.
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Zachary Bernard Lake

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
When looking for a college to attend make sure you visit the school several time, talk to current students, meet faculty and staff. Make sure you are making your decision based on your needs and not anyone else.
Academic Rigor
Academic are rigorous, however there is the student center that offers tutoring for studets. WSSU also has a writing center that will assist you with writing issues.
Dorm Life
I live in one of the new dorms on campus, all new furniture, carpet and most up to date appliances. I LOVE IT! Home away from Home.
Food and Dining
Food and dinning is good. WSSU offer a food court and campus dining. The food is always good.
What to do for fun
For fun I hang out with my friends, play video games, attend campus activities and exercise.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
I enjoy hanging out in the lobby area of my dorm. We all meet there in the evenings and on the weekends. The first week of freshman week was call Ramidition. This was so much fun and being able to bond with other freshman was great.
Great for these types of students
WSSU is great for all students.
Clubs and Activities
I am a member of the Campus Radio Club, Student in Actiosn Club. There are many choice to choose from.
Greek Life
There is opportunites for students to participate in Greek Life activities.
Campus Safety
We always have campus police on duty. After certain hours you must show Id to get on Campus.
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Onneya from Wilmington, DE

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
The faculty here is very helpful. All you have to do is ask for help
Tips for prospective students
Use all the resource around you, they're here to help you success
Clubs and Activities
There are very many clubs, you are mostly to join something
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