|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
The acceptance rate at WSSU is 73%. It ranks #34 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. WSSU is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 3,758 out of 5,182 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent (SAT 900/1030 ACT 17/19). Winston Salem State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.01. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Winston Salem State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||450|
|SAT Math 25th||450|
|SAT Composite 25th||900|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||510|
|SAT Math 75th||520|
|SAT Composite 75th||1030|
|Average SAT Score||970|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Winston Salem State University?
Winston Salem State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 78 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 900 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 970 out of 1600. WSSU ranks #35 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 76 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1030 and Above||Good||>82%|
|965 to 1030||Avg +||73%-82%|
|900 to 965||Avg -||61%-73%|
|835 to 900||Reach||48%-61%|
|Less than 835||Low||<48%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||14|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||19|
|ACT Math 75th||19|
|ACT Composite 75th||19|
|Average ACT Score||18|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into WSSU?
Admission data indicates that WSSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 19 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #37 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Winston Salem State University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|19 and Above||Good||>82%|
|18 to 19||Avg +||73%-82%|
|17 to 18||Avg -||61%-73%|
|16 to 17||Reach||48%-61%|
|Less than 16||Low||<48%|
What GPA do you need to get into Winston Salem State University?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into WSSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Winston Salem State University was 3.01 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #43 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as WSSU accepts 73% of students who apply.
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
65% of Winston Salem State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||6%|
|Top 25% of class||24%|
|Top 50% of class||65%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||27%||26%||27%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Winston Salem State University is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to Winston Salem State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199999 IPEDS survey data for Winston Salem State University.
76% of students submit their SAT scores to WSSU. 59% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
73% of those who apply are granted admission to WSSU. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 900 and 1030. 76% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 19. 59% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.