Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, NC, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
8,116
Total Number of Undergrads
5,102
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
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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%

Faculty Overview

0
100
94%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
39%
60%
Ethnicity

African American
10%
Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
White
77%
Hispanic
2%

What Students Are Saying

4.19 Average Rating
Make sure you are about your business. Its okay to have fun, but make sure you have that balance. (Pssssttt.... It isn't hard to maintain a balance because you're surrounded by so many who are like minded)
Markecia from Charlotte, NC
Academics at Wake are taken very seriously. Every class is tough, but you have to be willing to spend hours in the library studying to get good grades.
Hannah from NC
Wake Forest is nicknamed Work Forest: Where You Best Hasn't Been Good Enough Since 1834. That is completely true; the professors expect a high standard, but it is completely worth it.
Amy from Shakopee, MN
The reputation of Work Forest is well earned. Professors take very seriously the mentality that one hour of class is equivalent to 2-3 hours of preparation, so you spend a lot of time studying, but so does everyone else, so it's not like you're studying while other people are watching tv or playing video games. Everyone here works really hard, and obviously worked really hard in high school to get here, so the level of expectation and level of work is high. However, students are very supportive of one another and professors low-key beg you to come to their office hours if you are struggling with even the smallest thing.
Andie from Charlotte, NC
This school is one of the most prestigious schools in the nation and it is challenging academically but it is instrumental in developing skills for the future.
Tee from Charlotte, NC

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