Resources › For Students and Parents Winston-Salem State Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Winston-Salem State University. Kevin Coles / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 22, 2017 Winston-Salem State University Description: Winston-Salem State University is a public, four-year university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Even with well over 5,000 students, WSSU maintains a healthy student/faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Campus life is active and includes a long list of student organizations, club sports, intramural sports, and Adventure Trips consisting of things such as white water rafting, skiing, and horseback riding. WSSU is a member of the NCAA Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and in 1967 they became the first Historically Black College or University (HBCU) to win an NCAA basketball championship. WSSU is particularly proud of its campus fitness programs which are supported by cardio or fitness suites in many of the residence halls and the state-of-the-art Donald L. Evans Fitness Center. High achieving students at Winston-Salem State should check out the Honors Program, which has features including the Honors Summer Advancement Program, honors housing, and the Honors Summer Session Abroad. Admissions Data (2016): WSSU Acceptance Rate: 63%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 400 / 470SAT Math: 400 / 470SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanSAT score comparison for NC public universitiesACT Composite: 17 / 19ACT English: 14 / 19ACT Math: 16 / 19What these ACT numbers meanACT score comparison for NC public universities Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 5,151 (4,759 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 29% Male / 71% Female87% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $5,804 (in-state); $15,914 (out-of-state)Books: $1,300 (why so much?)Room and Board: $9,593Other Expenses: $2,506Total Cost: $19,203 (in-state); $29,314 (out-of-state) Winston-Salem State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 90%Loans: 86%Average Amount of AidGrants: $8,408Loans: $6,212 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Exercise Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Nursing, Psychology Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%Transfer Out Rate: 22%4-Year Graduation Rate: 20%6-Year Graduation Rate: 47% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Baseball, Football, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross CountryWomen's Sports: Volleyball, Tennis, Softball, Cross Country, Track and Field Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Winston-Salem, You May Also Like These Schools: Shaw University: Profile UNC - Pembroke: Profile Wake Forest University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphClark Atlanta University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphAppalachian State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSouth Carolina State University: Profile Virginia State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUNC - Greensboro: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphHigh Point University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphCampbell University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph Winston-Salem State University Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.wssu.edu/campus-life/student-handbook/mission-values-m.aspx "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."