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Wake Forest University
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  • 4 Year
  • WINSTON-SALEM, NC

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

1834 WAKE FOREST RD
WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27109
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
From Wake Forest University

At Wake Forest University, you will begin a journey of discovery, where you will work through challenges, develop skills, and envision a future that will impact the world. Your faculty members will invite you to analyze, create, and question in ways that will engage and inspire you inside and outside of the classroom. Clubs and organizations will provide you chances to bring to life the Wake Forest Pro Humanitate mindset and pursue your passions in concrete ways. You will engage with the liberal arts in disciplines that will shape you for the rest of your life. Wellbeing experts will offer areas where you may examine your whole self. You will cross new horizons and have your cultural experiences expanded in your courses and through Wake Forest’s extensive study-abroad and global programming.

And, through this all, you will form friendships with fellow students, faculty, and staff mentors that will last a lifetime.

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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

Application Deadline
January 1
Acceptance Rate
25%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$85
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$24,643 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$53,244 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
41%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
3:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 47 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 53 responses
25%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 53 responses

Majors

It’s About Finding Your Fit.

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Whether you know exactly what you want to study or haven’t quite settled on anything yet, we offer 45 majors and 60 minors for you to choose from. Our cross-curricular partnerships are limited only by your imagination, and we encourage you to find your perfect match.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    6%
  • On Campus
    94%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,391 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
81
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Ambitious
    56%
  • Busy
    13%
  • Preppy
    13%
  • Tired
    9%
  • snobby
    6%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 75 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Work Hard, Play Hard
    64%
  • Old Southern Charm
    15%
  • Work Hard, Play Sometimes
    10%
  • PWI
    5%
  • Underrated
    3%
  • Work hard, feel reality
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$63,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 27 responses

Wake Forest University Reviews

Rating 3.73 out of 5  867 reviews
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