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Academic Rigor
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Most Helpful Review for Wake Forest University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Landon from Sanford, NC
  • 35 out of 36 people found this review helpful

Wake is not only a tough school to get into; it is also tough once you get there. Students jokingly call it Work Forest for a reason. Do not be deterred by warnings of tough classes, a degree from Wake means something, and ultimately Wake alumni find that the tough curriculum prepares them for the real world after Wake Forest.

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  • Anonymous
  • Feb-09-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Wake Forest is a beautiful school with amazing facilities. The admissions office, the people around campus, and even the waitress at Shorty's were friendly and extremely helpful. The study abroad program is also unprecedented.

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

    A great university with qualified, engaged faculty, an active student body, and an atmosphere competitive enough so that students challenge one another but collaborative enough so that students are willing to help one another and engage in activities in which they can work together rather than compete. Unlike at larger universities, where, for example, the only members of the cross country club are those who have been running since middle school, Wake Forest fosters an environment where anybody can try anything. The Work Forest reputation is very real, but most students on campus have been prepared by pushing themselves in high school, otherwise the campus has great tutoring resources.

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

    Academically challenging with plenty of opportunity for research. Professors actually want to know each student and take time with each student. Campus is beautiful, newer dorms are excellent, recently added dining options have expanded food choices.

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

    Wake Forest is a small liberal arts college, but it has a lot to offer much like a larger university. There are plenty of opportunities for research, clubs, and other opportunities, and there are a lot of supportive professors there to help. It is a great school for creating a unique college experience for yourself and is great for people who love serving others.

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

    Wake Forest is not at all what I was expecting. I thought it was going to be pretty challenging with teachers always there to help. From my experiences, the classes push you to your breaking point and some teachers just expect you to know the material.

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  • Christina from Asheville, NC
  • Oct-22-2013 I am a current student here

    Wake Forest is a beautiful campus with excellent professors and just the right amount of students. The students can be a bit homogeneous though - most fit into the mold of preppy, upper class students. If that description fits you, or if you're willing to ignore it, this place is an absolutely wonderful place to end up.

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  • Lexy from Grosse Pointe, MI
  • Aug-19-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Wake Forest faculty and students are very friendly. The campus is beautiful and continually developing. The students love being there.

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

    Wake Forest is an institution committed to its students in every possible way. Most professors are available to help each student individually outside the classroom. In addition, Wake provides students with all the tools needed to get what they want done. Great environment, student life, and athletics.

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

    Wake Forest is a great school that offers a wide range of classes with fantastic professors. If education and your social life is all you care about, Wake Forest is for you. However, if you're wanting a school that allows you to grow into the well-rounded person you've always wanted to be, you'll be an outcast at this university.

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