WSSU Admission Chances

Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Winston Salem State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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 more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Winston Salem State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 880
SAT Scores for Winston Salem State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 500
SAT Math 75th 510
SAT Composite 75th 1010
SAT Scores you need to get in

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

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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Winston Salem State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (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%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Winston Salem State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Winston Salem State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 19
ACT Math 75th 19
ACT Composite 75th 19
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 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.

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 >71%
18 to 19 Avg + 59%-71%
17 to 18 Avg - 46%-59%
16 to 17 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 16 Low <33%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Winston Salem State University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

Winston Salem State University admission statistics
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%

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.

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