Winston-Salem State University

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601 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000
2012-2013 Tuition
male /
Mar. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#62 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Winston-Salem State University is a public institution that was founded in 1892. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,245, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 117 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Winston-Salem State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 62. Its in-state tuition and fees are $4,941 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,091 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Preparing diverse students for success in the 21st Century, Winston-Salem State University offers quality educational programs at the baccalaureate and graduate levels. Students are engaged in active and experiential learning and have access to education through flexible delivery modes. The University is dedicated to the development of students through excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. As a comprehensive, historically Black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, Winston-Salem State University contributes to the social, cultural, intellectual and economic growth of the region, North Carolina and beyond.

-Education is the foundation of a prosperous and enlightened society
-We are committed to lifelong learning
-Leadership is demonstrated through the relentless pursuit of excellence
-We provide distinctive service to all stakeholders
-Respect for all; integrity always

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1892
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $18,684,781


When applying to Winston-Salem State University, it's important to note the application deadline is March 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 30. The application fee at Winston-Salem State University is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 55.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 55.7%
Application deadline March 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 30

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Winston-Salem State University is 13:1, and the school has 47.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Winston-Salem State University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Psychology; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 45%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 8%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 7%
Psychology 7%
Education 5%

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Student Life

Winston-Salem State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,245, with a gender distribution of 29.8 percent male students and 70.2 percent female students. At this school, 58 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 42 percent of students live off campus. Winston-Salem State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 5,689
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Winston-Salem State University offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Winston-Salem State University, 71 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Winston-Salem State University.

Students who have cars on campus 71%
Health insurance offered No

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In-state tuition and fees $4,941 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $14,091 (2012-13)
Room and board $7,506 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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