Wake Forest University

Winston Salem, NC, USA
4.19 Average Rating

Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a 4-year private university with a liberal arts curriculum located in Winston-Salem. Wake Forest confers undergraduate degrees in over 40 academic majors and 60 minors and it does not require students to submit standardized test scores for admission. For those interested in the performing arts, the Scales Fine Arts Center hosts the university’s Theater, Music, and Dance departments and features a mainstage, a theater in the round, and the Hanes Art Gallery. Every holiday season, Wake Forest holds its annual Lovefeast tradition featuring candlelight chapel service and caroling.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Small city
In-State Students
20%
Out-Of-State Students
69%
0
100
29%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other January 1, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
8,401
Total Number of Undergrads
5,225
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
85%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
89%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$27,354
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$55,440
Out-of-State Tuition
$55,440
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
38%
Average Aid Per Year
$41,179
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
220
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Greensboro
New York
Charlotte
Washington
Raleigh
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
67%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$63,800
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What Students Are Saying

4.19 Average Rating
Wake Forest is a very prestigious school. It is a very strong school academically, and makes you think outside of the box. On a scale from 1 to 10 I rate my experience here at Wake Forest as a 7.
Eldridge from Portsmouth, VA
Wake Forest, as a highly academic institution that is seemingly accepting of all beliefs and opinions, was a great experience for me. Furthermore, not only did professors push me beyond even my own expectations, they were also there to help me every step of the way.
Erin from Clemmons, NC

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