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Tuition & Fees

$47,682

$47,682

not including room and board

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Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,826
Declined + 7,293
Total Received 11,119
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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1  :  11

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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School Facts

Wake Forest University, founded in 1834, is a private, co-educational collegiate university. Its 340-acre campus is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 7,788
Established in 1834
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 5885
ACT 3168

Private (nonprofit)

4,867

undergraduate students

2,921

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
51%
500-599
21%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
43%
600-699
44%
500-599
11%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
32%
600-699
49%
500-599
14%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
59%
24-29
33%
18-23
7%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Winston Salem, NC

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Fun Facts

  • San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan completed his education at , despite being considered a major contender for the NBA draft during his sophomore year. Not only had he promised his dying mother he would do so; he was also a very gifted student.

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Winston Salem, NC

340-acre campus in Winston-Salem (population: 234,349); extension campus in Charlotte for M.B.A. program. Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Greensboro (30 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston Salem, NC 27106

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
77%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
14 fraternities 39% of male students
 
10 sororities 58% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
77%
Top 1/4
93%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
51%
500-599
21%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
43%
600-699
44%
500-599
11%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
32%
600-699
49%
500-599
14%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
59%
24-29
33%
18-23
7%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,826
Declined + 7,293
Total Received 11,119

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Secondary school record

Important

Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Martha B. Allman
Director of Admissions
P: 336 758-5201
F: 336 758-4324
admissions@wfu.edu

Cost

Tuition $47,120
Room $8,496
Board $4,500
Additional fees $562
Books & supplies $1,400
Total $62,078
Average Financial Aid - $40,534
Total with Avg. Aid $21,544

Financial Aid

99%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$40,534

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,366,554
State $1,575,264
Institutional $42,518,950
Other external $1,762,683
Total $49,223,451

Non-need-based

Federal $1,394,980
State
Institutional $5,128,409
Other external $1,540,071
Total $8,063,460

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
soccer
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Coast Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Mascot
Demon Deacon
School colors
old gold and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Anthropology
Art History
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biophysics
Business
Chemistry
Chinese Language/Culture
Classical Studies
Communication
Comparative Medicine
Computer Science
Counseling
Divinity
Economics
Education
English
Finance
French Studies
German
German Studies
Greek
Health Sciences Research
Health/Exercise Sciences
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Japanese Language/Culture
Latin
Liberal Studies
Mathematical Business
Mathematical Economics
Mathematics
Microbiology/Immunology
Molecular Genetics
Molecular Medicine
Molecular/Cellular Biology/Pathobiology
Music
Music Performance
Neurobiology/Anatomy
Neuroscience
Pastoral Counseling
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Russian
Sociology
Spanish
Studio Art
Theatre
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

62%

4,867
students

Female
53%
2,557

Male
47%
2,310

Graduate

38%

2,921
students

Female
49%
1,436

Male
51%
1,485

undergraduateFull-time

98%

4,804
students

Female
53%
2,533

Male
47%
2,271

undergraduatePart-time

2%

63
students

Female
39%
24

Male
61%
39

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

24%

Transfer applicants accepted

41%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 22
Countries most often represented Canada
China
France
India
Japan
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Kevin Pittard
Associate Director of Admissions
336 758-5201
admissions@wfu.edu

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