Winston-Salem State University

601 S Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Winston-Salem, United States
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Overview of Winston-Salem State University

About this school

Winston-Salem State, founded in 1892, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 94-acre campus is located in Winston-Salem.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,960
    • Men:1,772 Men (29.7%)
    • Women:4,188 Women (70.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Winston-Salem State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
601 Martin Luther King Jr Drive
City, State, Zip
Winston-Salem, NC 27110-0003
Phone
(336) 750-2074
Fax
(336) 750-2079
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
54% of 4,068 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
1129 admitted students enrolled
Men
628 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.01
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
17 average
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
3%
• Score 18 - 23
40%
• Score 12 - 17
57%
• Score 6 - 11
1%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,481|Out-of-state: $18,228 (47.21%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,482 (52.79%)
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Winston-Salem State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1 | Final deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On or about March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002986
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
958 (96.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
931 (97.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
786 (84.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
94 (12.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
51%
Average Award
$6,002
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 782 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,049
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 696 (88.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,684
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 150 (19.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
17 (1.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,024

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,644 (99.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,095 (88.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,552 (86.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
354 (10.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$5,602
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,494 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,350
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,062 (86.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,417
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 319 (9.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
54 (1.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,414

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
83%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$10,200
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
7.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Computer Science, Education, Health Fields, Mathematics
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, First-Generation College Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,361

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


334

Part-Time Faculty


2

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


71%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 9% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 34% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
600
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Winston-Salem State University provides visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


14.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


29.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


37.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (48)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • General Studies
  • Gerontology
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Most Popular Disciplines


Not reported

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Master's Programs of Study (12)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer Science
  • Education--General
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Management Information Systems
  • Middle School Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


236,441

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


94 acres

Weather


Temperature
26.6 average low in January, 83.6 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Winston-Salem
Nearest Train Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Greensboro

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


36% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


65%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Ram
School Colors
Scarlet and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Winston-Salem State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


5% of women participate

Fraternities


5% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,327

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,960
Women
4,188
Men
1,772

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • Not reported

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


26

Number of Graduate Students


467

Student Resources

Study resources