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Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem, NC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate65%
Acceptance Rate65%

About Winston Salem State University

Winston-Salem State University Overview

Winston-Salem State University is a public, state school in the urban setting of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Winston Salem State University was founded in 1892 and the school presently has around 4,689 students a year, which includes 4,689 undergrads. Winston Salem State University provides on-campus housing for up to 2,377 students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms. On the weekends, about 50% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Winston Salem State University for Fall 2023 is February 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by April 1.

Student Activities at Winston Salem State University

Are you interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Winston Salem State University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Winston Salem State University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Winston Salem State University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Winston Salem State University on the Student Life page.

2022 Winston Salem State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 65%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.0
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 76%
In-State Tuition $3,401
Out-of-State $14,057
Percent of Need Met 71%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $6,002

Is Winston Salem State University a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better idea of what Winston Salem State University offers and if the school seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Winston-Salem State University

Winston Salem State University is not difficult to get into. The university admitted 65% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 3,992 applications received in 2022, 2,601 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Winston Salem State University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 77% of students who start at Winston Salem State University come back for their second year of college. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Winston Salem State University Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Winston Salem State University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Winston-Salem State University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Winston-Salem State University's endowment was $19.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Winston Salem State University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Winston Salem State University meets 71% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Winston Salem State University full-time are awarded $6,002 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $10,200 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Winston Salem State University.

Based on this information, does Winston Salem State University seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Winston Salem State University a good school for you?

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Where is Winston-Salem State University Located?

Winston Salem State University is located in the city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

If you are interested in seeing Winston Salem State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40 to Winston-Salem, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Piedmont Triad International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Winston Salem State University and Winston-Salem are like without leaving home.

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College Info

601 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Winston-Salem, NC 27110-0003

Campus Setting: Urban

Winston Salem State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Winston Salem State University is Feb 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Winston Salem State University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Winston Salem State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

16 - 19

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

19 and Above

Good

16 to 19

Avg

16 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Winston Salem State University is 18. Students with an ACT score of 19 and above have a good chance of getting into Winston Salem State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 19 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Winston Salem State University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

440 - 510

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Reading SAT Range

450 - 520

Winston Salem State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$17,115

In State

$27,771

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$3,401
$14,057
Fees
$2,656
$2,656
Housing
$11,058
$11,058
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Winston Salem State University is like? There are approximately 4,689 students enrolled at Winston Salem State University. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 88% percent are from NC and 12% percent of students are from other states.

86%

Full Time

12%

Part Time

88%

In State

12%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,689

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

65%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,057

Out-of-State

$16,713

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 15
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