Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

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Tuition & Fees

$57,760

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
43%
600-699
47%
500-599
7%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
700-800
60%
600-699
28%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
30-36
75%
24-29
18%
18-23
5%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

29%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,717
Declined 8,842
Total Received 12,559
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Private

5,287

undergraduate students

3,208

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 8,495
Established in 1834
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Piedmont Triad International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
77%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
75%
Top 1/4
92%
Top 1/2
98%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
43%
600-699
47%
500-599
7%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
700-800
60%
600-699
28%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
30-36
75%
24-29
18%
18-23
5%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $65
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes

Very Selective

29%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,717
Declined 8,842
Total Received 12,559

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
standardized test scores
volunteer work

Not Considered

work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

44%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$6,053

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $56,722
Additional fees $1,038
Books & supplies $1,500
Other fees $1,550
Total $60,810
Average Financial Aid - $6,053
Total with Avg. Aid $54,757
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Financial Facts

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Japanese Language and Literature
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin Language and Literature
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

8,495

total students

22%

in-state

78%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

62%

5,287
students

Female
53%
2,811

Male
47%
2,476

38%

3,208
students

Female
56%
1,811

Male
44%
1,397

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

5,240
students

Female
54%
2,792

Male
46%
2,448

1%

47
students

Female
41%
19

Male
59%
28

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 94%
Student 4 year graduation rate 84%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
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

13

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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