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Wake Forest University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
4,642
Total Undergrads
Including 66 Part-time
1,219
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 2 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

49% Women
51% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Atlantic Coast Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

7
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $619,023)
7
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $115,139)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 41 41 - -
Baseball 35 - Yes -
Basketball 15 22 Yes Yes
Field Hockey - 18 Yes -
Football 104 - - -
Golf 10 8 Yes Yes
Soccer 28 27 Yes Yes
Tennis 10 8 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 14 Yes Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes Yes
Squash - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - - Yes
Water Sports - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 8.3%
Hispanic 3.1%
Non-resident alien 4.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.9%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 75.8%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 8%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 17 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 3
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 7
Property Crime 79
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Rebecca
  • 3
  • Wake's dorms are average. The newer ones are ridiculously nice, but for those of you fortunate enough to get one your freshman year are in for a wake up call…

  • Apr-17-2012 Read More
  • Tee from Charlotte, NC
  • 4
  • Dorm Life gets 4 stars because the process for applying for dorms in the future is too scary. They allow the upperclassmen to get housing first but it leaves the…

  • Jun-05-2012 Read More
  • Markecia from Charlotte, NC
  • 5
  • The dorm life is simply amazing. I've met so many great people my first year at Wake Forest. The administration and faculty make it easy for you to become more…

  • Jun-25-2012 Read More
  • Amy from Shakopee, MN
  • 4
  • Wake is currently revamping its dorm life. The older buildings are old, but still nice. They are all air conditioned, which is a plus since the summer, fall, and spring…

  • Oct-28-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Christina from Asheville, NC
  • Oct-22-2013 I am a current student here

    The Pit, as the main cafeteria is called, has many options. There's a salad bar, a fruit bar, a hot line/Southern Kitchen, a omelette bar that is open all hours, a sandwich/wrap bar, a pizza station, a grill, a Mongolian grill, hummus, soup, yogurt, and a dessert bar. On the weekends the Mongolian grill shuts down its normal operation and makes french toast and pancakes that are comparable to IHOP's until 3 in the afternoon. In the food court there is also a Moe's, a Chik-Fil-A, a Boar's Head, another grill, a large-salad station, and a sit-down restaurant called Shorty's. There is also a 24-hour Subway, a pizza and wing hang-out spot, a Starbucks, a local coffee shop, an Einstein's Bagels, and another cafeteria that will open in January. Compared to other schools, our cafeteria food is fantastic.

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  • 3
  • Wake Kid from Florida
  • Jul-23-2013 I am a current student here

    Wake is getting better. With the expansion of campus and the construction of new buildings more options are coming.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-22-2013 I am a current student here

    I really wish Wake Forest had more dining options. They don't suck, and the food is really good, but I live on campus 7-8 months out of the year and it would be nice if there were more options. I understand that with a school the size of Wake Forest that isn't always easy, but it would be nice if they considered that.

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  • 4
  • Cooper
  • May-22-2013 I am a current student here

    Only three options: sundry, subway, the pit. Isn't bad compared to other schools. Gets old after a while.

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  • 4
  • Niara from Winston-Salem, NC
  • May-22-2013 I am a current student here

    As of right now there are threemain places to dine on campus: The Pit (formally known as the Fresh Food Company) ,Benson Center, and Subway. the Pit offers a variety of food options such as a Deli Line, a Mongoliain Grill, a regular Grill,Pizza Kitchen, Southern Food Station, Omlette Station Salad Bar, and Dessert Bar; in a cafeteria-like setting. The Benson Center offers Chick-Fil-A, Moe's, Boar's Head, a Salad Bar and a convienience store.

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  • 3
  • CP
  • Jan-07-2013 I am a current student here

    Food and dining are great. Sometimes the cafeteria may seem repetitive, but they try to switch it up everyday. There are places like Subway, Moes, and Chick-Fil-A on campus to help change your routinely meals.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-28-2012 I am a current student here

    The school just added Moe's, a salad bar, and a new and improves Subway....plus new dining halls and bagel places are opening on campus within the next year.

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  • 4
  • Ash
  • Dec-28-2012 I am a current student here

    There are a few options for food - Subway (24 hrs), Benson Centre (with Chick-Fil-A, Moe's, Take Two, Forest Greens and a sundry) and the Pit, a proper buffet style dining area. The Pit can get kind of boring sometimes, but if you're not too nit-picky, it's good enough to keep you happy.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Christina from Asheville, NC
  • Oct-22-2013 I am a current student here

    The internet will tell you that the percent of students who partake in Greek Life activities is somewhere around 40%. This number, however, includes athletes and graduate students - neither of which are allowed to join a fraternity or sorority. So the number is really probably around 80%. It is also really hard to ignore. It seems everywhere you look, someone is wearing letters or talking about something their sorority did last weekend. There are lots of parties, most held on campus, most open to the public.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-22-2013 I am a current student here

    GREEK LIFE! Talk about the one thing at Wake the people go crazy for. Some people go to school to get an education, others go to pursue their atheletic dreams, but if you came to Wake Forest, you wanted to be a fratstar or in a sorority, and this is the place where you can. Wake has a wonderful greek program. The student body just adores it. However, if you were hoping your greek organization would be as psyched as you are about getting involved with philanthropy and creating a sisterhood/brotherhood, then you came to the wrong place. At Wake, the greek life's biggest goal is to black out as many times as they can in a week.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-28-2012 I am a current student here

    Campus tour guides will tell you that its not that big of a deal, but more times than not...your guide is a Greek life member. Greek members are extremely involved and willing to enhance anyone's experience at Wake. If you want to be involved in an amazing group of like-minded people, go Greek.

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  • 0
  • Ash
  • Dec-28-2012 I am a current student here

    Wake Forest IS Greek life. It is incredibly prominent here, and numerous people choose to rush. We follow a spring-rush system and I think it's great: it allows people to make good friends before diving into the world of commitment and drama. People head to the Greek lounges whenever they want to party and they rarely disappoint! It's common for one to toss around stereotypes about the various frats and sororities but come prepared to be proven wrong. I personally refuse to join a sorority and conform to a specific ideal, but almost 60% of students participate in rush!

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  • 0
  • Amy from Shakopee, MN
  • Oct-28-2012 I am a current student here

    It's everywhere. The majority of Wake students are Greek, but you don't have to join. I spent my 4 years hanging out with Greek friends and never joining. To each his own, its a small enough campus you all hang out anyway.

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  • 0
  • B from NC
  • Aug-23-2012 I am a current student here

    Plenty of options for our size, social and volunteering.

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  • 0
  • Melinda from Great Meadows, NJ
  • Jun-26-2012 I am a current student here

    The majority of Wake Forest is active in Greek Life, yet several students choose not to participate and still enjoy everything that Wake Forest has to offer. In order to allow students to settle in and become used to college life, there is a delayed rush which means that no students can join a Greek organization first semester Freshman year.

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