Location
Winston Salem, NC
Undergrads
4,746
Tuition
$43,200
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 798 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Crime is not that big on campus, and incidences are far and few between. You have to go looking for trouble to get into it.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's not the Greek life that you would expect at a major university, b ut I attribute that to the fact that the campus population is so small.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I believe that this school is for me because of the plethora of opportunities it lends to me for progression as a human being. I can get help from, virtually everywhere and I never feel alone on campus.

College Junior

Drug Safety: People definitely drink, and no one really does much about it. I don't drink, and after I decline, people accept my decision. I've never felt pressured.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: People are pretty much open to anything and everything.

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3 College Junior

Computers: It's great that we are given a laptop, but the laptops are not exactly high quality. Mine has needed to be fixed twice, and the battery life is pathetic.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I don't really know anything about off-campus housing, but the people I know who do it seem to like it. I prefer to stay on campus just for convenience.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I've never really felt unsafe or in danger on campus.

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5 College Junior

Academics: I'm an English major, and it's been awesome so far! Last semester we had several poets come to read selections from their work, which was exciting, and we also have an annual poetry contest for writers.

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5 College Junior

Academics: The workload is rigorous, but if you manage your time well you can succeed.

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1 College Junior

Parking: I don't know much about the situation personally, but everyone is always complaining how tickets are given out for pretty much anything.

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3 College Junior

Weather: We get a lot of rain, but other than that the weather is usually pretty nice.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Football and basketball games are always a blast.

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5 College Junior

Facilities: The traditions at Wake bring students together. From dancing all night at Wake n' Shake to raise money for cancer to rolling the quad whenever we score an athletic victory, Wake traditions can't be beat.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: One of my favorite unique things is our annual midnight Halloween orchestra concert.

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5 College Junior

Majors: Most programs at Wake are really good. You get what you put in. So don't be surprised if the com. major is struggling to find a job while the accounting major is working for a big 4 firm

5 College Junior

Majors: The only program that requires admission is the business school

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is pretty good, lots of places that Wake kids frequent for cheap prices and pretty good food, options are there though for finer dining at a higher price

5 College Junior

Nightlife: Biggest parties are the frat parties, bars are pretty big too

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing's good for the most part, lot of new dorms. The registration process sucks though

3 College Junior

Parking: Parking's pretty expensive, but you'll usually be able to find a spot (Freshman have to park off campus, not worth it for them). Park where you're supposed to though or else risk the 99% chance that you'll get ticketed

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is huge at Wake. There's a pretty reasonable divide between the greeks and geeds but it's nothing nasty, they just don't really interact

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: As far as drugs and alcohol go, just don't be stupid you'll be fine. But parking is another story, if you're in an unauthorized spot Caporama will find you and crush your soul with tickets until you're swimming in them

5 College Junior

Athletics: Wake's a D1 school in the ACC so the athletics are all good. Some of the sports teams struggle (football- people go to the tailgates more to get drunk than watch football) while others are the best in the conference (soccer)

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: The Pit (main dining hall) is what it is, a buffet style place with average food. There's plenty of other options if you want higher class food though

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Will Geiger
Hometown
Brielle, NJ
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Students overwhelmingly agree that their experience at Wake Forest was a very special one. Despite the “Work Forest” reputation (and reality), the challenging liberal arts coursework of Wake Forest prepares students to be successful leaders in the world. Students are often very well-rounded and take part in a variety of activities, including athletics, Greek life, and clubs. ACC Athletics and supporting the Demon Deacon sports teams are an important part of Wake Forest’s identity. As one of the smallest Division I schools, Wake Forest offers sporting events of the caliber of a much larger institution. Despite the intimate campus community, Wake Forest encourages students to engage the wider world, from Winston-Salem to Vietnam and everywhere in between. As a true “liberal arts university,” Wake Forest gives students access to the research resources of a much larger university. In particular, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a nationwide leader in medical research. In short, for many alumni, graduation day was a very sad one indeed. Nonetheless, students do not pretend that Wake Forest is an absolutely perfect place.

Probably the biggest concern of Wake Forest students is that Winston-Salem is not the ideal college town. This is certainly valid, but Wake Forest has consistently made efforts to connect with the growing city. Nonetheless, Wake’s campus can sometimes feel confining because there is nothing within walking distance. Diversity is another issue that consistently comes up. The average student is white and upper-middle class, but in general, race relations are quite good. Additionally, the percentage of “diverse” applicants has been consistently rising from year to year. Despite these shortcomings, students love their school and would have made the same decision to attend again.

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