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Reviews 711 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Wake Forest has the perfect mix of everything & everyone

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love Wake- from every teacher to students. Professors all support and care about my success and express their concerns. They were supportive when I had to miss class for family reason. I like that we have divisional requirements in all departments pretty much because I am forced to take classes I would never take otherwise.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Wake Forest is a well known school. Not only would a stranger know Wake, but alumni pride themselves on being a Demon Deacon. The career services is one of the main reasons I came to Wake.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There has never been a moment on campus where I have felt unsafe, which includes walking home at 2am from the library and from a party.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are defiantly not the newest buildings on campus. However, our campus is relatively small so walking to class is not bad and at most takes about 10 minutes to walk (and that's far). I was not overly impressed, but I did not have any complaints. The rooms were small, but we made do and it never felt way too small. As an incoming freshman, you are randomly assigned a dorm and roommate.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is big at Wake. The majority of people are involved in greek life, however I do not believe it is the end all be all. You can get into a fraternity party (at least for girls) regardless of your greek affiliation. As a member of a greek organization, I have friends in other greek organizations and non-greek!

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics is the one part of Wake that is my least favorite. We lack school spirit when it comes to sports, and that stinks! That being said, intramural can be really fun if you have a good group of friends (greek or non-greek)!

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Wake Forest is unique in that it promotes the entire person. Academics are very important to all that are apart of the university, but it goes much farther than that. From teachers to fellow students, everyone supports each other. I find my teachers encouraging me to go and enjoy my time at college (rather that is climbing a mountain, spending time with friends, or at a party they do not know). In that, I have been challenged to balance life and school, fun and work, and many other important aspects of my life. Without a doubt, I would choose to come to Wake again and encourage others to come along with me.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The University is constantly implementing new protocols to improve security.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: WFU is great as far as academics, though social spaces need improvement. Class sizes and spaces are okay, though the science buildings need serious renovations rather than just moving Downtown.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are a multitude of resources for students in search of internships and careers during and after enrollment.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I got to live in a newly-renovated dorm this year and the experience was acceptable. I was disappointed about not having a closet in the room and that my desk was rather small, but the suite is nice.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a large part of campus culture. There are positives and negatives to everything.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Varsity football and basketball are not the greatest, though money is poured into the Athletics Department and facilities are updated and built frequently. Athletics takes priority over everything else; if the Athletics Department isn't happy, no one is

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The administration puts a lot of emphasis on fundraising and "progress," though little attention is given to low-income students. This especially becomes a problem when the University expresses the desire to increase diversity, without furthering efforts to support low-income students.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: would not go to an other school

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: great internship opportunities for the sciences

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Wake forest is extremely safe around campus

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is amazing. clean and the campus is beautiful

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a major part of undergraduate life

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: the faculty really makes you feel uniquely important and care for at this school

5 College Freshman

Athletics: the teams at wake forest are top of the line and the student body really enjoys following and routing for the schools teams

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Positive impact and way to de stress

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Being Greek is important but more so your first 2 years.

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Positive impact and great way to de-stress

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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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