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Applicant Status At Wake Forest University

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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:11,121
Male Applicants:4,927
Female Applicants:6,194
Total Acceptances:3,915
Male Acceptances:1,762
Female Acceptances:2,153
Acceptance Rate:35%
Yield: ? 31%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(336) 758-5201
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:Yes
Application Fee:$50
Application Web
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Early DecisionJanuary 1Rolling
Regular Decision January 1 April 1
Must-Reply-By May 1
RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
Nor Recommended
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:1,232
Full-Time Male Enrollment:587
Full-Time Female Enrollment:645
Part-Time Male Enrollment:0
Part-Time Female Enrollment:0
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? Not Reported
Applicants Accepting: ? Not Reported
Students Enrolled: ? Not Reported
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:375
Applicants Accepted:108
Students Enrolled:52

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 610 - 700 630 - 710 Not Reported 1240 - 1410 (1600)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported 28 - 31 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:75%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:68%
Students Submitting ACT:39%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Not Reported

Facts & Statistics

Tips for Getting In
  • Admission to Wake is very competitive, and students will need high grades and a challenging high school schedule including AP and honors classes. SAT and ACT test scores are optional.
  • Just as important as academics are an applicant's personal essays, recommendations, extracurricular activities, and interview (which is optional, but highly suggested).
  • Students complain that Wake asks for quite a few supplementary essays, but they are very important and should be given much thought. Ditto for interviews which are also offered in-person, over Skype, and through a written online interview.
  • Wake Forest wants well-rounded students who will contribute on campus and in the wider world.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it in class-better to get help than to find out you are failing in the middle of the semester.
  • Get to know people before having random hookups.
  • Greek life is big freshman and sophomore years.
  • It isn't called "Work Forest" for nothing-prepare to work hard.
  • Just because a professor does not take attendance does not mean class is optional.
  • Just because we are in the South does not mean it will not get cold!
  • Learn to manage time better.
  • Rain boots are necessary-campus floods when it rains.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Information sessions are held at Starling Hall throughout the academic year. It is suggested that you contact the Office of Admissions at (336) 758-5201 or e-mail at to reserve a spot in the information session.

Interviews are an integral part to the evaluation of students and are strongly encouraged. Wake Forest offers on-campus interviews, webcam interviews, and online written interviews to accommodate all applicants. Interested students should contact the Office of Admissions to schedule an interview.
Campus Tours
Campus tours are a great way to learn about Wake Forest. They are available throughout the academic year, except for during exam periods. The tour schedule can be viewed online ( for visitors. Tours are led by student volunteers and are completely handicap accessible.
Overnight Visits
The Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office of Admissions for Diversity Outreach offer overnight visits for multicultural high school seniors. To schedule an overnight visit contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (336) 758-5864 or
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