Tuition & Fees

$55,440

$55,440

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
40%
600-699
52%
500-599
6%
400-499
2%
700-800
59%
600-699
31%
500-599
8%
400-499
2%
700-800
32%
600-699
51%
500-599
12%
400-499
4%
300-399
1%
30-36
73%
24-29
22%
18-23
4%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Very Selective

29%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,803
Declined + 9,134
Total Received 12,937
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Private (nonprofit)

5,225

undergraduate students

3,176

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 5885
ACT 3168

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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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 8,401
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
99%
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 33% of male students
 
10 sororities 59% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
76%
Top 1/4
92%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
40%
600-699
52%
500-599
6%
400-499
2%
700-800
59%
600-699
31%
500-599
8%
400-499
2%
700-800
32%
600-699
51%
500-599
12%
400-499
4%
300-399
1%
30-36
73%
24-29
22%
18-23
4%
12-17
1%

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

29%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,803
Declined + 9,134
Total Received 12,937

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

$50,530

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $54,430
Room $9,560
Board $7,180
Additional fees $1,010
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $73,680
Average Financial Aid - $50,530
Total with Avg. Aid $23,150

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,746,348
State $1,520,487
Institutional $58,233,081
Other external $1,558,105
Total $65,058,021

Non-need-based

Federal $1,444,644
State
Institutional $6,292,637
Other external $2,012,968
Total $9,750,249
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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

8,401

total students

22%

in-state

78%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

62%

5,225
students

Female
53%
2,761

Male
47%
2,464

38%

3,176
students

Female
57%
1,802

Male
43%
1,374

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

5,171
students

Female
53%
2,732

Male
47%
2,439

2%

54
students

Female
54%
29

Male
46%
25

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Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
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

5%

Transfer applicants accepted

65%

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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