The Best & Worst

Winston Salem, NC
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    Amazing faculty
  2. 2
    Gorgeous campus
  3. 3
    Demon Deacon basketball
  4. 4
    Demon Deacon football
  5. 5
    Excellent professor-student interaction
  6. 6
    Greek life
  7. 7
    Rolling the Quad
  8. 8
    Small class sizes
  9. 9
    Friendly students
  10. 10
    Abundant study abroad opportunities
  11. 11
    Lots of influential speakers on campus
  12. 12
    Wake Forest is a community.

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
94% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
87% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
100% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Big Dorms
53% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Safe Campus
52% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Highly Satisfied Students
77% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
83% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 47/53 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
91% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 57% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
  2. 2
    Grade deflation
  3. 3
  4. 4
    Greek life is big.
  5. 5
    Lack of on-campus parking
  6. 6
    The reputation of "Work Forest"
  7. 7
    Registration can be stressful.
  8. 8
    Tuition and costs
  9. 9
    Not as diverse as other top schools
  10. 10
    Lack of support for under-performing athletic teams

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $43,200, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Overly Demanding Course Load
52% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as below average.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $7,800.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $11,660.
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