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5 College Freshman

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

5 College Junior

Academics: The workload is rigorous, but if you manage your time well you can succeed.

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5 College Junior

Academics: I'm an English major, and it's been awesome so far! Last semester we had several poets come to read selections from their work, which was exciting, and we also have an annual poetry contest for writers.

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5 College Junior

Academics: The academics at Wake, simply put are as good as you'll find. All of the professors are incredibly intelligent and have a genuine interest in students and want to see them succeed. Fair warning though: the workload is an absolute beast, you will have to work, and you will have to work much harder than you did in high school.

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5 College Junior

Academics: The business program is different in that it's the only group of majors where it's necessary to go through an application process. You have to take multiple classes (included the weeder class of accounting, which they make incredibly difficult, and that's in comparison to the rest of Wake Forest classes, which by no means are a walk in the park), fill out the application, go to advising sessions, write an essay, and ultimately apply and await for your admission decision. The business school is nationally ranked at #11 in the country and for good reason. The professors are all incredibly smart and business-savvy (one of my professors was both a CEO and CFO of a major company)

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The discussion of Wake Forest academics begins and ends with the faculty. The teacher-scholars at Wake Forest truly put the "teacher" before the "scholar," as their focus is to educate undergraduates. Wake professors teach at Wake because they want to work with and get to know undergrads. With an 11:1 student to faculty ratio, and with virtually all classes taught by professors, Wake Forest provides a very intimate academic experience. As far as the "Work Forest" reputation, be prepared to work hard when you get here. Most professors are very respected within their academic fields, and they expect a lot out of their students. While the work is never unmanageable (although caffeine helps), you will certainly be challenged, even if that means getting a lower grade than you would have liked. Rest assured, even with the toughest professors, you will be better equipped for future challenges and perhaps get a stellar recommendation.

While academics can be challenging, the biggest obstacle is often getting in the classes you want. The administration continues to increase student enrollment but not the number of classes and professors. This causes a strain when registering for classes. It is particularly difficult for freshman, although there are certain introduction classes that are designated as "freshmen only." However, scheduling issues are just a minor inconvenience because there are always interesting alternatives.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Total FT Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Graduation Rate
Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
Class Sizes
  • 20 to 49 Students: 40%
  • 50 or More Students: 3%
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 57%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Schools of Business
  • Wake Forest College
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting: 3%
  • Business Administration and Management: 6%
  • Law: 3%
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric: 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
Best Places to Study
  • Benson Center
  • Campus Grounds
  • Starbucks
  • Tribble Hall
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Don't slack off-it will hurt your GPA a lot.
  • Get really involved in at least one activity, and don't be afraid to try something new!
  • Get to know your professors-they are usually pretty cool people.
  • Learn to cut down on wasting time on the computer.
  • Pick classes that you are interested in-it will make them more enjoyable!
  • Remember that you are here to learn but also to have new experiences and make friends.
  • Research your professors on
  • Take advantage of the Learning Assistance Center-getting a tutor is free!
  • Try to get some sleep every night-it's more important than you think!
Did You Know?
  • Wake Forest has study abroad programs in more than 70 countries, and more than 65 percent of all students study abroad at some point during their four years.
  • Students can apply for the Open Curriculum Program for greater academic flexibility in pursuing their interests.
  • Wake Forest's accounting students pass the CPA exam at a higher rate than students from any other school.
  • Wake Forest is ranked 25th in the 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Guide to America's Best Colleges.

Student Polls

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 8 responses

  • 25% Arnold Palmer - hall of fame golfer
  • 25% Brian Piccolo - NFL running back
  • 25% Tim Duncan - NBA all-star
  • 6% Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues - NBA point guard
  • 6% Chris Paul
  • 3% Ricky Van Veen - co-founder of
  • 3% Richard Burr - U.S. senator
  • 3% Chris Paul- NBA all-star
  • 3% Chris Paul - NBA all-star
  • 0% Billy Packer - college basketball broadcaster/analyst
  • 0% Maria Henson - Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist
  • 0% Frank Johnson - head coach of the Phoenix Suns
  • 0% Robert Ehrlich - governor of Maryland
  • 0% Laura Diaz - Top 10 LPGA golfer
  • 0% Curtis Strange - pro golfer
  • 0% Marc Blucas - actor

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 25 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 29 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 6 responses

  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 5 responses

  • 20% This was my dream school.
  • 80% This was one of my top choices.
  • 0% This was a school I settled for (safety school).
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