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Founded in 1892, Winston-Salem State University. is a Public college. Located in North Carolina, which is a city setting in North Carolina, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 4,759 full time undergraduate students, and 392 full time graduate students.
The Winston-Salem State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 302 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Winston-Salem State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at WSSU are considered Selective, with ,57% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 19 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
70% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 27% were in the top quarter, and 7% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Winston-Salem State University.
108 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.
73 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
116 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.
119 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
119 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.
120 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.
120 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
120 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
56 Students rated Winston-Salem State University
I like my school very much. I think that if you want a small community where there is a family this is a good school. One thing for sure we do stick up for one another and we do not let each other down. Even the scene in sports is so much fun and live. We go hard for Rampride no matter if we are losing or winning. I like personally going to an HBCU, where you can be accepted, and no matter if you are of a different race we still all come together as a school. We do try to promote safety with multiple blue lights around campus and we even have our own police station on campus! It is definitely a fun experience and you form a permanent family that you will not forget. Don't even let me get started on Homecoming!
I love it. I feel very welcomed here and we are the livest HBCU on the planet. Everyone is so friendly and the environment is very nice and comfortable. It's also very fun with all the events planned on campus. Everyone supports each other. The professors are very understanding and helpful. It's very easy to pass and get help when needed.
I think Winston-Salem is a beautiful campus and has the right opportunities for me. Winston Salem State is one of the HBCU's I've always wanted to attend. When visiting, I felt right at home and everyone was so welcoming. Winston Salem has variety of opportunities for everyone! No matter where you come from or what you look like, Winston-Salem has something just for you!
My overall opinion of Winston Salem State University, is that we all are a big family, and I would recommend any body to come here to enter to learn, and depart to serve.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Winston-Salem State University is 63%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
The advice I would give myself would be to work hard, get good grades, and do not procrastinate.
My classsmates are varied from teenagers to older students. I have always found classmates that have a strong sense of being a good classmate. Usually, I make friends with almost anyone I am in class with and love to hear about their experiences. I am a non-traditional student who loves to learn. I wished that I had went to college when I was younger and stress this to my younger classmates.
the education itself
I wish that i had known about the number of degrees in biology given out each year. Knowing a statistic like this would have aided me in choosing a school in which biology is/close to being a top priority.
Whenever contacted Winston Salem State University over the phone or through email, my classmates and myself always had trouble receiving help from the staff. They liked to transfer us to different departments and those departments liked to transfer us to someone else. It was very frustrating when I couldn't get a straight forward answer and got the "run around" from many of the departments because they didn't know the answers.
It is a good school and the professors will work with you to complete the class.
Winston Salem State University is open to all students no matter gender, race, or status. If your like me I love small classes and a somewhat small campus if you feel the same WSSU is for you. We have great professors who really care about there students well being, they are true to there office hours and are up on there voicemails and emails.
Winston-Salem State University is a historically african american university that offers a baccalaureate and also graduate progrmas to students of other race. Winston-Salem State, "WSSU", is know for their competitive Nursing program of which why I am attending the school. It has been stated that, "U.S. News and World Report has ranked the university among Top Public Comprehensive Colleges in the South - Bachelor's Category for the last nine years (2001-2009)." -The Winston-Salem State University website.
We're an HBCU and the majority of our students are on the Dean's List
One who is not goal/career oriented. I believe someone needs to have a good idea of what they want out of their future.
The students are very friendly and so are the professors. Its a beautiful small campus, great for people who do not want a big campus.
Not having more food choices on campus and of course Finical Aid
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is very focused on promoting excellence in all students. I love the level of dedication that the faculty and staff give. The motto is "Enter to learn, depart to serve." Almost everyone that I have known to attend WSSU says that the atmosphere is inviting and welcoming, and the environment is a happy one. There is a lot of diversity on WSSU's campus, even though it is an HBCU. Everyone is able to fit in. If I could change something about this school, I would probably want places like the library and cafeteria open longer hours. I'll always remember the extremely large amount of school spirit we show at athletic events (and all other events). My fellow classmates definitely know how to have fun. Overall, I thoroughly enjoy my time at Winston-Salem State University.
A stereotype at Winston-Salem State University is the cheerleaders are very stuck up and have attitude problems. Some say that they do not like to associate with those that are not cheerleaders. I do not think that this stereotype is true because I have recently been able to get to know a few cheerleaders. They are very nice and polite.
I will start off by saying that the classes are usually fairly small. I love this, because it gives the professors a better/closer relationship with students. It allows for more one-on-one time to be spent. Professors know my name because I make a point to sit in the front or close to it, and I also introduce myself to them face-to-face. Classes go pretty smoothly as long as students do their assignments and participate in class. Most of the time, class participation is very important in order to pass classes. Professors also encourage students to think and process information on their own, so they are not just being given all the answers. The standard that has been set is simply this: excellence.
To be completely honest, I was not sold on coming to Winston-Salem State University when I first take a tour of the campus. I was attached to being in my home state, and truthfully, everything was a blur to me. One thing I could say for sure, however, is that I felt welcome by everyone that I encountered during my first visit to WSSU. The hospitality of everyone seemed so genuine. After submitting my application, I really didn't think anything of coming to WSSU, but I was intrigued by the idea of attending a historically Black college or university. When I received the letter in the mail, stating that not only had I been accepted, but also offered a 4-year full scholarship to be a part of the Honors Program, I saw nothing but red and white. I knew that I was destined to be a Ram.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
96% of students
attending Winston-Salem State University receive some sort of financial aid.
77% were awarded federal grants.
While 85% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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