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

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
28%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

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

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
20%
Out-Of-State Students
78%
45%
Submitting ACT
41%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
8,116
Total Number of Undergrads
5,102
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
57%
20-39 Students
39%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
82%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
88%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$33,382
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$53,322
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$53,322
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,416
Books and Supplies
$1500

Aid & Grants

0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
9%
Average Aid Per Year
$42,495
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
9%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,673
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$40,723

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
26%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,352
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,750
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$253
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
220
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
75%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Demon Deacon
School Colors
Black/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Atlantic Coast Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
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
$79,600
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What Students Are Saying

4.19 Average Rating
Wake Forest offers an amazing learning environment. The class sizes are kept small, so I feel that my Professors really know me. I feel that I am able to not only do well here, but flourish.
Amy from Shakopee, MN
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.
Andie from Charlotte, NC
This school is one of the greatest choices I have made in my life. It favors the relationships among students, faculty, administration, and parents so is ideal for the student looking for a real experience. Wake is really the right step for preparation in the competitive work force.
Tee from Charlotte, NC
Wake Forest is an amazing school academically.
They work with you in your efforts to achieve any goal.
Wake Forest is 'pro humanitate'.
Markecia from Charlotte, NC
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.
Hannah from NC

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