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Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

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.

Web Sitewww.wfu.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students5,102
   Women2,736 (53.6%)
   Men2,366 (46.4%)
Graduate Students3,014

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate28% of 13,071 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math630-730 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading630-710 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite28-32 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$73,254
Tuition and Fees
$53,322
Room and Board
$16,032
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$49,145
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$35,434

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
579
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Winston-Salem Population236,441
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 75% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotDemon Deacon
Sororities 
Fraternities 

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 Students9.7%
First-Year Students Returning94.3%
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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Low 2.60 2.42 500 530 17
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 35
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• WFU's 148-acre Reynolds Gardens has one of the first collections of Japanese cherry trees in the U.S.

• All WFU students receive an IBM ThinkPad computer and printer, updated after two years and given to the student upon graduation.

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