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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 A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B

editorial

Wake Forest is a highly rated private university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the Greensboro Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,367 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Wake Forest acceptance rate is 32%. Popular majors include Political Science and Government, Economics, and Communications. Graduating 89% of students, Wake Forest alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $51,100.

About

1834 WAKE FOREST ROAD
WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27106
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference

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.

WFU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
32%
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
$26,324 / 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
$47,832 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
44%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
3:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 44 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 47 responses
26%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 47 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
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
    88%
  • On Campus
    2%
  • Online
    11%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,367 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
74
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
8%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
  • Ambitious
    59%
  • Busy
    10%
  • Tired
    10%
  • White
    10%
  • Preppy
    7%
  • snobby
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 69 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 71 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
  • Work Hard, Play Hard
    67%
  • Old Southern Charm
    18%
  • Work Hard, Play Sometimes
    9%
  • PWI
    3%
  • Work hard, feel reality
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$63,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 24 responses

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