If you are applying to Winston Salem State University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 15 and the fee for the application is $50.
Students who apply to Winston Salem State University for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by April 1.
Here is an overiew of some of Winston Salem State University's admissions stats.
|Winston Salem State University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.0|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||6%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||76%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||59%|
These are the application deadlines for Winston-Salem State University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Winston Salem State University does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Getting into Winston Salem State University is not difficult. Winston Salem State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Winston Salem State University accepted 65% of all applicants, about 2,601 from the 3,992 applicants.
Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Winston Salem State University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.
For more information on transferring to Winston-Salem State University, contact the school directly.
Winston Salem State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.
What does Winston Salem State University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Make sure to check with Winston Salem State University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Winston Salem State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Winston Salem State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.7|
Students admitted to Winston Salem State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.0.
Out of all students that were admitted, 94% submitted a class rank. At Winston Salem State University 6% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 24% were in the top 25% and 65% were in the top 50%.
At Winston-Salem State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Winston Salem State University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Winston Salem State University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Winston Salem State University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 76% of Winston Salem State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 59% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Winston Salem State University students scored 510 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Winston Salem State University students scored 520 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.
To be most competitive at Winston Salem State University, you should strive to earn between 16 and 19 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 19 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Winston Salem State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 19, and three out of four students scored lower than 19 on the ACT.
A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Winston Salem State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.
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Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Winston Salem State University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Winston Salem State University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Winston Salem State University.
Do I have to submit test scores to Winston Salem State University?
✅ Winston Salem State University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Winston Salem State University's acceptance rate?
✅ Winston Salem State University has an acceptance rate of 65%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Winston Salem State University?
❌ Winston Salem State University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Winston Salem State University? Winston Salem State University is a less selective institution. The Winston Salem State University acceptance rate is 65%. This means that the institution accepts 65 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
19 and Above
16 to 19
16 and Less
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Winston Salem State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.01. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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