Wake Forest University

717 reviews
  1. Winston Salem, NC
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
Wake Forest University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston Salem, NC 27106
Website

Wake Forest University Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
34%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$25,826/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,603/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,497/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,762/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,042/ year
  • $110k+
    $47,174/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
28%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,804Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    50%
  • White and Privleged
    31%
  • White
    13%
  • Tired
    6%
  • Busy
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.51 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Work Hard, Play Hard
    54%
  • Old Southern Charm
    38%
  • Work Hard, Play Sometimes
    8%
  • Work hard, feel reality
    0%

After Wake Forest University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
88%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

Reviews

717 reviews
  • Excellent
    160
  • Very Good
    249
  • Average
    228
  • Poor
    47
  • Terrible
    33
This is what I dreamed about! Academic staff and my peers are very kind and friendly, helpful! They are all just strong and pretty intelligent people!! I would choose this school again if I could do it all over. Because I found my dream school where I have an excess to highly qualified academic faculty, legal clinics, pro bono projects and broad scale of my course options in my interested field.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 17 days ago
I'm excited to see what happens here
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
Wake Forest has the perfect mix of everything & everyone
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago