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Wake Forest University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 66 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 2 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

49% Women
51% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Atlantic Coast Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $619,023)
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 -


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%
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Anonymous
  • 4
  • At Wake Forest, you have to live on campus for the first 3 years. As much as that sounds like it sucks, I actually really like having the opporrtnuity to…

  • Jul-22-2013 Read More
  • Andie from Charlotte, NC
  • 5
  • South is the nicest, newest freshman dorm on campus, but every other dorm has its own character and charm about it. Students develop fast friendships within their halls and with…

  • Jan-06-2016 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Feb-09-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    On campus, there are many options and Shorty's has some of the best food I have eaten-and it is inexpensive.

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  • 5
  • Andie from Charlotte, NC
  • Jan-06-2016 I am a current student here

    The dining hall staff at the main cafeteria, otherwise known as the Pit, are extremely friendly and the food is pretty good as far as cafeteria food goes. Outside of the main Pit, there is a nicer, upgraded New Pit nearer to the upperclassmen dorms. The Magnolia Room offers really delicious meals for lunch, that's the best food on campus. There are two coffee shops, a Starbucks in the library and an independent one called Campus Grounds. One can use Old Gold Swipes at the campus restaurant Shorty's, Zicks (pizza place), a Subway, Moes, Chick Fil A, Boars Head (hamburgers and sandwiches), a really great salad place, Einsteins Bagels, and a fancy bistro place.

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  • 4
  • Melen from Schererville, IN
  • Nov-20-2015 I am a current student here

    Another new dining hall was added last year, along with a new Starbucks (so there are 2 on campus). Plenty of choices for vegan/vegetarian foods. Natural foods. And plenty of other foods for everyone else. Lots of 'Southern' flair to the food, being from the north that took a bit of getting used to, but it tastes good.

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  • 4
  • Meagan from Kernersville, NC
  • Dec-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Although I get tired of the food after a while I can't complain. We have a lot of options. The main cafeteria is the Pit, which has a salad bar, omelette station, sandwich station, grill, Mongolian grill, a small buffet that is hit or miss, a dessert bar, coffee, cereal, bagels in the morning, and a pasta line and pizza. Also pancakes and french toast on weekend mornings and a waffle machine everyday. It is hit or miss though. There is a dining hall for the new dorms. We have a Moe's, Chick-fil-a, a nice create your own salad place, a nicer sandwich/burger place than the Pit, and three restaurants, one of which is really nice, another of which is mainly huge slices of pizza and is pretty good. We have a 24 hour Subway and convenience store and another convenience store as well. Also Wake has 2 Starbucks and its own student run coffee shop. If you need to go to a grocery store though there are shuttles on the weekends for that if you don't have a car. So Wake has a lot of options.

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  • 4
  • Hannah from NC
  • Dec-18-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at Wake is pretty good! There are many places to grab a snack on the go or to sit down and enjoy a real meal. With the Pit right in the middle of everything, it is quick and easy!

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Feb-09-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I am not familiar with the Greek life but I hear that it is not popular.

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  • 0
  • Andie from Charlotte, NC
  • Jan-06-2016 I am a current student here

    While Greek Life is a large part of campus, students do not stereotype a student they meet based on Greek affiliation, as we all recognize that something so trivial as sorority or fraternity membership does not define a person in any way, so that whether or not you join Greek life, you are a valued and included student on campus as long as you get involved in other things.

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  • 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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