Campus Housing

Location
Winston Salem, NC
Undergrads
4,746
Tuition
$43,200
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Half of the dorms need an overhaul and complete remodel, but the other half are almost like luxury hotel rooms.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman year is the best for dorms, because they are close to all of your classes. Unless you're lucky sophomore year, that's going to suck, but for upperclassmen usually it gets better. You have to live on campus for three years, but it's not so bad.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some of the buildings are old, but the social scene in the dorms makes up for that!

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1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The worst freshman dorm is clearly Johnson. It's really old and run down and they're probably not going to fix it anytime soon. South hall looks like a hotel and it's ridiculously nice. However, the last two years it's been filled with the worst kind of partiers...
"The pit" is our cafeteria and it's truly awful. Every once in a while it's alright, but for example, the other day they served what we could swear was Chef Boyardee. Sure enough, we saw an opened can of the stuff through one of the doors to the kitchen. Benson is another food option with Moes, Chick Fil A, and Boars Head (burgers and sandwiches). It's not bad, but it'll get old fast. They're also currently expanding the subway.

Campus is fairly nice to look at but there isn't much to do besides stay in your dorm. The library is not bad for books and study, but forget taking your laptop. There aren't more than a few plugs to go around.

All in all, you'll feel pretty isolated.

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1 College Junior

Campus Housing: Most of the residence halls need renovating they are bug and pest infested. The housing selection process is a pain.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 19th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 685th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 745th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1206th
    Most Spacious Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Will Geiger
Hometown
Brielle, NJ
Major
History
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With the exception of South Residence Hall, freshman arriving at Wake Forest expecting palatial living accommodations will be sorely disappointed. What the dorms lack in frill and zip, they make up for in the best location on campus. Freshman dorms are great because they are only a short walk from class (which means sleeping late), food (which means you can always grab a bite to eat), and the library (which will become an important part of your life, like it or not). However, most importantly, freshman dorms are located very close to each other, which adds to a great opportunity for getting to know your classmates.

Upperclassmen dorms are a bit nicer (especially Polo and North Campus Apartments) but are accordingly a bit farther away. But on Wake's campus, this really just means a five-minute walk instead of a two-minute one. The social dynamics are a bit different, too, when you are an upperclassmen. Students will generally live in suites or apartments with their friends or in a Greek housing block. While certainly different, all Wake Forest dorms are very well maintained, and the housekeeping and facilities staff are generally pleasant and helpful.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
3,380
Average Housing Costs
$7,800
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Theme housing
  • Wellness housing
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
70%
Freshmen Living On Campus
99%
Number of Dormitories
15
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
3
Best Freshman Dorms
Luter Residence Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • North Campus Apartments
  • Polo Residence Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
Johnson Residence Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Palmer Residence Hall
  • Piccolo Residence Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet access
  • MicroFridge
  • Window coverings
  • Wireless Internet
Also Available
Theme housing is available through application. The seven theme houses are considered on-campus housing but are located on Polo Road.
Available for Rent
Bed lofts
Did You Know?
After freshman year, students may choose to submit a proposal for theme housing, where students live in campus houses in groups aligned by a certain theme, like the International House for students dedicated to multiculturalism.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Babcock Residence Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, elevators, Greek housing/lounge, in-room sink, laundry facilities, community kitchens, piano, sun deck, tile floors, TV/study lounges; located on South Campus
Bostwick Residence Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Air conditioning, balcony, laundry facilities, community kitchens, parlor, study lounges, sun deck, TV lounge; located on South Campus
Collins Residence Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, basketball court, Campus Ministry lounge, community kitchens, elevators, Greek lounge, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, seminar rooms, study lounges, tile floors, TV lounge; home to Catholic Community, located on South Campus
Davis Residence Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchen, Greek lounges, laundry facilities, study lounges, tile floors, TV lounge; located on North Campus, home to University Police satellite office, Subway restaurant, Wachovia Bank branch
Efird Residence Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchen, laundry facilities, tile floors, TV/study lounge; located on North Campus
Huffman Residence Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchen, laundry facilities, study lounges, tile floors, TV lounge; located on North Campus, home to TREE (Tolerance, Respect, Education, and Environment)community
Johnson Residence Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Air conditioning, balcony, community kitchens, laundry facilities, parlor, piano, study lounges, sun deck, tile floors, TV lounge; home to Substance-Free community, located on South Campus
Kitchin Residence Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, Baptist Student Union (BSU) lounge, community kitchen, Greek lounges, laundry facilities, outdoor courtyard, tile floors, TV/study lounge; located on North Campus, home to Campus Ministry offices and Deacon Shop
Luter Residence Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal and suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchens, elevators, Greek lounges, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, piano room, study lounges, sun deck, tile floors, TV lounges; located on South Campus
Martin Residence Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles) with lounges and kitchenettes
Special Features: Air conditioning, elevator, Greek housing/lounges, laundry facilities, study lounge, tile floors, TV lounge; located on North Campus
Palmer Residence Hall
Floors: 1
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, basketball and volleyball courts, community kitchen, in-room sinks, tile floors, TV/study lounges; located on North Campus
Piccolo Residence Hall
Floors: 1
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, basketball and volleyball courts, community kitchen, in-room sinks, study lounges, tile floors, TV lounge
Poteat Residence Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchen, Greek lounges, laundry facilities, tile floors, TV/study lounge; located on North Campus, home to campus post office
South Residence Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, classroom, community kitchens, elevators, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, media/game room, parlor, recreation lounge, study lounges, sun deck, tile floors; LEED certified, newest residence hall, located on South Campus
Taylor Residence Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, barber shop, community kitchen, Greek lounges, laundry facilities, piano room, study lounges, tile floors, TV lounge; located on North Campus, home to campus bookstore and Campus Grounds Coffee Shop

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

North Campus Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Three- and four-bedroom apartments (singles and doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, Greek housing/lounge, laundry facilities, study lounge
Units include full kitchen and living/dining room.
Polo Residence Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private (1-2 per unit)
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One-bedroom apartments (doubles), four-bedroom townhouses (singles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, elevators, general use lounges, laundry facilities, multipurpose room, student organization suites, study lounges
Apartments include kitchenette and living/dining area; townhouse units include a full kitchen and living room.
Student Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private by unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, outdoor courtyard; home to North Polo Store (Convenience Store)
Units include full kitchen and living room.

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