723 reviews
  1. Winston Salem, NC
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
Wake Forest University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston Salem, NC 27106
Website

Wake Forest University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
34%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Wake Forest University

Cost

Net Price
$25,826/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,603/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,497/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,762/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,042/ year
  • $110k+
    $47,174/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
32%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,804Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    48%
  • White and Privleged
    26%
  • Tired
    11%
  • Busy
    7%
  • White
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.60 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Work Hard, Play Hard
    63%
  • Old Southern Charm
    25%
  • Work Hard, Play Sometimes
    8%
  • Work hard, feel reality
    4%

After Wake Forest University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
88%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses

Wake Forest University Reviews

723 reviews
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The professors are all so friendly and more than approachable. They are always willing to help you if you find them in office hours or make appointments. There are a lot of amazing programs and activities, especially those of PHI and IC.

However, as a minority student here, there is actually no single moment when I feel being included. The campus is extremely overwhelmed by the Greek life, *Greek life of WHITE RICH people*. There are at least 40% of freshmen don't know what they are doing every day. Partying five days a week and showing off how many sexes they have are the most common scenes and topics here. The only thing they care is honestly partying... oh and their *sistas* or brothers.

If you're a white rich queen or prince who only care about partying and trying to seek a job by your sorority or fraternity, Wake would be the best for you. But if you're any kind of minority, BE CAREFUL.
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Greek life is big at Wake. The majority of people are involved in greek life, however I do not believe it is the end all be all. You can get into a fraternity party (at least for girls) regardless of your greek affiliation. As a member of a greek organization, I have friends in other greek organizations and non-greek!
Parties are pretty much the same thing at the same places with the same people. Greek life dominates the party scene, so usually there is either a frat lounge party or off campus house party every Friday and Saturday night. Some students also go out for what we call Wake Wednesday's, but honestly not that many people seem to go out on the weekdays. If you're into this type of party, then Wake is great! However if you don't enjoy these frat parties, other parties are near impossible to find unless there is a Barn party going on, which you have to pay around $7 for. I personally don't consider Wake to be a party school because parties are hard to find on the weekdays. People study hardcore on the weekdays, and then party hardcore on the weekends. Work Forest life: work hard, play hard!