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Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus. We can;t live off campus until senior year.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are some good places downtown, but they are hard to get to.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I recieved a presidential scholarship and other aid. Did not have too much trouble

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I am personally not a fan of the party scene and of greek life. I think it is overbearing and permeates the conversations of daily life too frequently

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Dining halls have good food compared to most places. There are some healthy options but very limited still. The buffet system can be daunting. Fast food is never my favorite here and I wish there were more cultural, ethnic, or home-owned dining facilities

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I hate the freshman dorms. I am so cramped all of the time

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: student health is pretty packed all the time

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Very attractive, very preppy, very into appearances

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: If youre a part of greek life, party scene is great. If youre not, its a bit more difficult to party

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Got most of the aid I needed

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Not a ton of variety because it's a small school. Not disgusting but not delicious

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshmen dorms are the worst except for South. Upperclassmen dorms and apartments are a lot nicer. Can't live off campus until senior year

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I love the Greek life here. I don't think that there is any type of animosity between Greeks and non Greeks but unfortunately I do think it's possible for non Greeks to feel left out sometimes. Most of the big parties are frat parties but the guys are usually pretty open and allow people of any affiliation to come

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Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid here. I think a lot of the people that come here don't need to apply for financial aid. However that can actually be beneficial to those who do apply for financial aid because my friends who really needed aid were able to get a lot of help.

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Health & Safety: I'm a girl and I have never felt unsafe on campus. Multiple times guys have offered to walk a group of my friends and me back from parties and they get us back to our dorms safely and then are on their way with no intentions other than just honestly making sure we are safe

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Administration: Be kind and respectful and others will be kind and respectful to you. The administration is not out to get us. Usually if you're not being rude or obnoxious you won't get in trouble for things. The honor code is taken very seriously though but I've never found it to be troubling. Its not asking you to be perfect. It's basically just asking you to be a good person and hopefully that's easy enough for most students here.

3 College Freshman

Majors: If you want to major in something business related, you have to apply to the business school your sophomore year and it is very competitive. It's an amazing program if you get in but can be really devastating to your academic plans if you don't get in

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: I haven't had much time or opportunity to explore life off campus, but the times I've gone off campus, Iv'e had fun.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Wake Forest is a top notch school with a large work load and difficult classes.

College Freshman

Majors: I haven't started looking into internships or stuff like that, but its hard work finishing a major.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not a part of Greek life, but a lot of my friends are a part of it and they seem nice enough.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Life at Wake is pretty chill. No underage drinking or doing drugs in the dorms. Absolutely NO cheating. Just follow the rules and you'll be fine.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Freshman aren't allowed to live off campus, so I haven't dealt with this yet.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I haven't really gone off campus much so I'm not really sure. But the times I have been, its great. Great downtown area and local food.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid at Wake is very good. First off, I received an art scholarship for which I had to apply and interview for. along with the art scholarship, I received a lot more scholarship money. At the end, I only had to pay a little that was remaining along with books.

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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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