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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
$68,900
Tuition and Fees
$55,440
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$50,820
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$36,863
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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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