Winston-Salem State University: Narrative Description

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601 Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27110-0003
Tel: (336)750-2000; 800-257-4052; Admissions: (336)750-2070; Fax: (336)750-2079; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1892. Setting: 94-acre urban campus. Endowment: $14.7 million. Research spending 2002-03: $1 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $7510 per student. Total enrollment: 4,102. Faculty: 333 (195 full-time, 138 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 2,597 applied, 77% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 15% from top quarter, 47% from top half. Full-time: 3,312 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 617 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 8% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 85% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 26% 25 or older, 40% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 68% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; parks and recreation. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: 1 recommendation. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $1226 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $9491 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1168 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5306. College room only: $3300. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Lyceum Series. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 1,664 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. O'Kelly Library with 197,765 books, 196,000 microform titles, 1,010 serials, 2,198 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.3 million. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Wake Forest University.

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