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Winston-Salem, North Carolina

WSSU Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Winston Salem State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
66.6%
Admission Difficulty for Winston Salem State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into WSSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,859 out of 4,295 applicants were admitted making WSSU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 70 percent. Winston Salem State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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WSSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for Winston Salem State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Winston Salem State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 1040

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Winston Salem State University?

Winston Salem State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Winston Salem State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1100 and Above Good >78%
1035 to 1100 Avg + 67%-78%
970 to 1035 Avg - 54%-67%
905 to 970 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 905 Low <41%
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WSSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-19 
Applicants Submitting ACT
65%
ACT Scores for Winston Salem State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Winston Salem State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 19
ACT Math 75th 18
ACT Composite 75th 19
Average ACT Score 17

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into WSSU?

Admission data indicates that WSSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 65 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Winston Salem State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Winston Salem State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
19 and Above Good >80%
17 to 19 Avg + 67%-80%
16 to 17 Avg - 59%-67%
15 to 16 Reach 50%-59%
Less than 15 Low <50%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.15
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Winston Salem State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Winston Salem State University was 3.15 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as WSSU accepts 67% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Winston Salem State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 10% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Good
3.25 to 3.50 20% Good
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 32% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

72% of Winston Salem State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Winston Salem State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 33%
Top 50% of class 72%
Bottom 50% of class 28%
Bottom 25% of class 4%

Admission Statistics

Winston Salem State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,049 1,246 4,295
Accepted 2,071 788 2,859
Acceptance Rate 68% 63% 67%
Enrolled 692 245 937
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 31% 33%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Winston Salem State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Winston Salem State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Winston Salem State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.