Wake Forest University, founded in 1834, is a private liberal arts university. Though small, it has the resources of a much larger institution. Students choose Wake Forest over other similar schools for many reasons, including its small classes, the breadth and availability of its study abroad programs, the strength of its academic programs (particularly accounting and other preprofessional programs) and the commitment to community service, reflected in its 700-member Volunteer Service Corps. Other factors, such as individualized instruction and Atlantic Coast Conference sports, also distinguish Wake Forest. In 1996, Wake Forest launched a comprehensive plan to enhance undergraduate education. The plan has brought greater use of computer technology to the university. All freshmen receive IBM ThinkPads when they arrive on campus, and students have quick and easy access to the university's sophisticated computer network from practically anywhere on campus, including classrooms and residence halls. The plan's many other features include the introduction of first-year seminars (many of which give freshman their first opportunities to use their new laptop computers), the hiring of additional faculty and new scholarships. The 340-acre campus is located in Winston-Salem, adjacent to 150-acre Reynolda Gardens, and has many modified Georgian buildings.

Website: www.wfu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
5,102
Undergraduate
Students
(53.6%) 2,736 Women
(46.4%) 2,366 Men
3,014
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
28% of 13,071 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
630-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
630-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$73,254
Tuition and Fees
$53,322
Room and Board
$16,032
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$49,145
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,434
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
579
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Winston-Salem Population
236,441
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
75% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Demon Deacon
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.4% Asian
7.5% Black/African-American
7.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.0% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students
9.7%
First-Year Students Returning
94.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
84.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 1 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 2 4
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT Only Considered if submitted Not reported
ACT Only Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1834 Wake Forest Road
PO Box 7373 Reynolda Station
City, State, Zip
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Phone
(336) 758-5201
Fax
(336) 758-6074
E-mail
admissions@wfu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 1
Early Decision Notification
Rolling
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
28% of 13,071 applicants were admitted
Women
26% of 7,460 applicants were admitted
Men
30% of 5,611 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,387 (38%) of 3,604 admitted students enrolled
Women
752 (39%) of 1,944 admitted students enrolled
Men
635 (38%) of 1,660 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
44% of 1842 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
630-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
46%
Score of 600 - 700
37%
Score of 500 - 600
14%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
630-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
33%
Score of 600 - 700
55%
Score of 500 - 600
10%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
61%
Score of 24 - 29
33%
Score of 18 - 23
6%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 77%
Top quarter: 93%
Top half: 98%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$73,254
Tuition and Fees
$53,322
Room and Board
$16,032
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Other Expenses
$2,400
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financial-aid@wfu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
January 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002978
Free
State Aid Form  
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
613 (45.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
410 (66.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
410 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
410 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$49,145
Need-Based Gift
Received by 393 (95.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $45,652
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 383 (93.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,383
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 390 (95.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
59 (4.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,377

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,910 (37.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,558 (81.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,558 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,558 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$49,309
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,501 (96.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $44,338
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,471 (94.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,354
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,475 (94.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
468 (9.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,792

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
33%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,434
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Local/State Students, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Business/marketing, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Computer
Not reported
Foreign Language
Not reported
Math/Science
Not reported

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
579
Part-Time Faculty
292
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 75% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
 
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Studies in Law, Master of Science, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Accountancy

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Database Systems
  • Education--General
  • English
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Health Services Research
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Law
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pathobiology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Religion
  • Secondary Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Taxation

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Juris Doctor

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cancer Biology/Oncology
  • Chemistry
  • Genomic Sciences
  • Human Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Law
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pathobiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Physiology

Location and Setting


Winston-Salem Population
236,441
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
340 acres

Weather

Temperature
26.6 average low in January, 83.6 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Winston-Salem
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Greensboro

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
75% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
25%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Demon Deacon
School Colors
Old gold and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
5,102
Women
2,736 (53.6%)
Men
2,366 (46.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,046
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.4% Asian
7.5% Black/African-American
7.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.0% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students.
9.7%
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
3,014

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
94.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
84.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
87.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
88.2%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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