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WSSU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into WSSU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,621 out of 4,478 applicants or 59% were admitted making WSSU a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Winston Salem State University typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 3,109 1,369 4,478
Accepted 1,841 780 2,621
Acceptance Rate 59% 57% 59%
Enrolled 628 259 887
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 33% 34%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Winston Salem State University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that WSSU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 17 and above. 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 62 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Winston Salem State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 880 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 815. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 945 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 76 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 880 1010
SAT Reading 430 500
SAT Math 450 510
ACT Composite 17 19
ACT English 14 19
ACT Math 16 19

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
19 and Above Good >71%
18 to 19 Avg + 59%-71%
17 to 18 Avg - 46%-59%
16 to 17 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 16 Low <33%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1010 and Above Good >71%
945 to 1010 Avg + 59%-71%
880 to 945 Avg - 46%-59%
815 to 880 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 815 Low <33%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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 59% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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