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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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||34%||33%||34%|
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.
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.
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|
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
What are the requirements for admission to Winston Salem State University and what considerations affect 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|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|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.