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
    B-
Wake Forest University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
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
29%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1270-1410
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$24,929/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,090/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,972/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,701/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,228/ year
  • $110k+
    $47,417/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
31%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,807Undergrads
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 28 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    50%
  • White and Privleged
    25%
  • Tired
    11%
  • Busy
    7%
  • White
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.61 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Work Hard, Play Hard
    64%
  • Old Southern Charm
    24%
  • Work Hard, Play Sometimes
    8%
  • Work hard, feel reality
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
88%
National
48%
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
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It is an amazing place! A school with big D1 spirit yet small school intimate education. On top of this, the campus is gorgeous with all four season and an excellent environment to spend four years of your life at.
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WFU is an excellent university with an active Greek life. The facilities and dorms are state of the art, clean and comfortable. On campus food is good and includes cafeterias, cafes and coffee shops. Student life is academically oriented but a large percent of students are active in the Greek system. Diversity is not that great. Religious affiliations and ability to attend a particular faith service are varied and well developed.
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!