Wake Forest University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Winston Salem, NC
Website
www.wfu.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
4,746
Part-Time Undergrads
69
Setting
Mid-sized city
In-State Tuition
$43,200
Out-of-State Tuition
$43,200
Room & Board
$11,660
Acceptance Rate
34 %
Admission Difficulty
Hard
Average SAT Scores
1240–1410
Average ACT Scores
28–31

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Amazing faculty
  • Gorgeous campus
  • Demon Deacon basketball
  • Demon Deacon football

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Parking
  • Grade deflation
  • Homogenity
  • Greek life is big.

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Wake Forest Student Reviews

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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.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

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

1 person found this useful Report
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