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Winston-Salem State University

School Profile

  • Winston-Salem State UniversityPublic Four-year University/College of Health Sciences in Winston-Salem, NC
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Historically black

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 5,948

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Business/Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Exercise Sciences
  • Bachelor of Gerontology
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Junior High Education
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Mass Communications/Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music Management/Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Recreational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Sport/Fitness Administration
  • Bachelor of Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $3,522
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $12,508

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550


Member: NCAA
Team name: Rams


  • Ranked #82 Regional Universities (South)
  • Ranked #18 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Ranking
  • Ranked #40 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #295 Nursing
  • Ranked #102 Occupational Therapy
  • Ranked #79 Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Ranked #143 Student Engagement and Assessment
  • Ranked #29 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

601 Martin Luther King Jr Drive
PO Box 19413
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
(336) 750-2070
(800) 257-4052
Fax: (336) 750-2079
Contact: Douglas Kilgore
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity less selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 62%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate 15%
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 167%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 3,483
Female applicants 2,356
Male applicants 1,127
Applicants accepted 2,161
Female applicants accepted 1,524
Male applicants accepted 637
Freshman enrollment 691
Female freshman enrollment 465
Male freshman enrollment 226
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants 2,403
Early action applicants accepted 359
Early action applicants enrolled 217
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 31%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 92%
Average high school GPA 3.0
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 92%
SAT Critical Reading average score 447
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 400-480
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 457
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 410-490
SAT Math score breakdown
SAT Writing average score 426
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 380-460
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 18%
Average ACT Composite score 17
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 16-20
ACT Composite score breakdown
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 14-20
ACT English score breakdown
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 16-20
ACT Math score breakdown

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