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Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem, NC

Winston-Salem State, founded in 1892, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 94-acre campus is located in Winston-Salem.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students5,960
   Women4,188 (70.3%)
   Men1,772 (29.7%)
Graduate Students467


Entrance DifficultyMinimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate54% of 4,068 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.01
SAT Math449 average
410-480 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading410-470 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite17 average


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $18,131
Out-of-state: $28,242
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $5,713
Out-of-state: $15,824
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met51%
Average Freshman Award$6,002
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes


Winston-Salem Population236,441
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities5% of women participate
Fraternities 5% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.Not reported
International StudentsNot reported
First-Year Students Returning78.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.19 3.60 615 665 23
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High 3.90 4.52 640 690 28
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