Tuition & Fees

$53,322

$53,322

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
33%
600-699
55%
500-599
10%
400-499
2%
700-800
46%
600-699
37%
500-599
14%
400-499
3%
700-800
32%
600-699
51%
500-599
12%
400-499
4%
300-399
1%
30-36
61%
24-29
33%
18-23
6%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Very Selective

27%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,604
Declined + 9,467
Total Received 13,071
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Private (nonprofit)

5,102

undergraduate students

3,014

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 5885
ACT 3168

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Fun Facts

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Location

School Facts

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

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 8,116
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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Winston-Salem, NC

340-acre campus in Winston-Salem (population: 244,605); 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
75%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
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 35% of male students
 
10 sororities 60% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
77%
Top 1/4
93%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
33%
600-699
55%
500-599
10%
400-499
2%
700-800
46%
600-699
37%
500-599
14%
400-499
3%
700-800
32%
600-699
51%
500-599
12%
400-499
4%
300-399
1%
30-36
61%
24-29
33%
18-23
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
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

27%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,604
Declined + 9,467
Total Received 13,071

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

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$49,309

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $52,348
Room $9,282
Board $6,750
Additional fees $974
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $70,854
Average Financial Aid - $49,309
Total with Avg. Aid $21,545

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,575,547
State $1,565,310
Institutional $53,880,664
Other external $1,604,370
Total $60,625,891

Non-need-based

Federal $1,537,502
State
Institutional $6,206,194
Other external $1,663,253
Total $9,406,949
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
January 1

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
January 1

State aid form
January 1

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
January 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

State aid form

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Financial Aid Office

P: 336 758-5154
F: 336 758-4924
financial-aid@wfu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

William T. Wells
Director of Financial Aid
wellswt@wfu.edu

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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

Club Sports - Men's

Baseball, Boxing, Crew, Cycling, Fencing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Karate, Lacrosse, Rugby, Running, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling, Water Polo, Water Skiing

Club Sports - Women's

Ballroom Dance, Crew, Cycling, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Field Hockey, Karate, Lacrosse, Rugby, Running, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Skiing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Bowling, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Field Goal Kicking, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Kickball, Racquetball, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo

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Athletic Directors

Ron Wellman (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Donna Hall (women's)
Assistant To The Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Addiction Research/Clinical Health
Anthropology
Art History
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Bioethics
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Science
Biophysics
Business/Enterprise Management
Chemistry
Chinese Language/Culture
Classical Languages
Classical Studies
Clinical/Population Translational Sciences
Communication
Comparative Medicine
Computer Science
Counseling
Documentary Film
Economics
Education
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
Finance
French Studies
German
German Studies
Greek
Health Disparities in Neuroscience-related Disorders
Health/Exercise Science
History
Interdisciplinary Mathematics
Interpreting/Translation Studies
Japanese Language/Culture
Latin
Liberal Studies
Mathematical Business
Mathematical Economics
Mathematical Statistics
Mathematics
Mathematics/Statistics
Molecular Medicine/Translational Science
Music
Music Performance
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Politics/International Affairs
Psychology
Religious Studies
Russian
Sociology
Spanish
Sports Media/Storytelling
Studio Art
Sustainability
Theatre
Women's/Gender/Sexuality Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

8,116

total students

22%

in-state

78%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

63%

5,102
students

Female
54%
2,736

Male
46%
2,366

37%

3,014
students

Female
57%
1,710

Male
43%
1,304

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

5,046
students

Female
54%
2,700

Male
46%
2,346

2%

56
students

Female
65%
36

Male
35%
20

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Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
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

46%

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

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
  • Talking books
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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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Lists & Rankings

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