29%

Acceptance Rate

$41,719

Avg.Financial Aid

002978

FAFSA Code

About Wake Forest University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

8,401

Website

www.wfu.edu

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SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Wake Forest University is a private research university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest University was founded in 1834, received its name from its original location in Wake Forest, north of Raleigh, North Carolina. The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center campus has two locations, the older one located near the Ardmore neighbourhood in central Winston-Salem, and the newer campus at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter downtown. The university also occupies lab space at Biotech Plaza at Innovation Quarter, and at the middle for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials. The university's grad school of Management maintains a presence on the most campus in Winston-Salem and in Charlotte, North Carolina.

WFU's undergraduate and graduate colleges & schools include Wake Forest University School of Law, Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Wake Forest University School of Business, Wake Forest Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Wake Forest University students can participate in over 250 student clubs and organizations including fraternities and sororities, intramural sports, a student newspaper and a radio station. For 2020, Wake Forest is ranked as the 27th best university in the United States, 23rd for "Undergraduate Teaching", and 25th for "Best Value" by U.S. News & World Report.

Wake Forest's undergraduate education consists of a humanistic discipline curriculum in Wake Forest College and classes within the School of Business. The university offers more than 35 major fields of study and 55 interdisciplinary minors across different fields of study. Students initially declare a serious the second semester of their sophomore year.

Location & Contact

Address

1834 Wake Forest Road

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 3367585000
Fax: N/A
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Rankings

As per Forbes, following are the rankings are secured by Wake Forest University -

#56 - Top Colleges 2019

#46 - In Private Colleges

#33 - In Research Universities

#10 - In The South

#168 - America's Best Value Colleges 2019

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

15th Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

29%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$65

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

Admission statistics for the class of 2021 are as follows: 13,000 applications were received. Representing 55% of the incoming class of 1350 freshmen, 750 members of the new class were enrolled through the early decision process – a 15% rise in applications than the previous year. Acceptance to Wake Forest has been offered to 25% of those who applied through the regular decision process. 54% of the class is composed of women. 34% are students of colour.

22% comes from in-state North Carolina while 7% are out-state or international applicants. In order, the top eight states represented in the admitted class are North Carolina, Florida, New Jersey, Georgia, New York, California, and Virginia (with at least one person admitted from each of the fifty states). Students residing in 48 different countries have been offered admission. 61% of admitted applicants who attend schools that calculate class rank are in the top 5% of their class, with 87% within the top 10%. Being test-optional means Wake Forest's admissions process does not require applicants to submit their SAT or ACT scores, and students can decide if they want their standardized test scores to be considered.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$27,354

Average Annual Cost

$52,348

Books And Supplies

$1,500

Other Fees

$974

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$14,416

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,400

Total One Year Cost

$71,638

The annual list price to attend Wake Forest University on a full-time basis is $71,638 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $52,348 for tuition, $14,416 room and board, $1,500 for books and supplies and $974 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Wake Forest University is $52,348, the same as North Carolina residents. The average reported annual net price for Wake Forest University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $23,986.

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the present cost of a 4-year baccalaureate and living expenses at Wake Forest University to be $286,552 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.5% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctorate degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

10:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

96%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

100%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$22,031

Faculty Overview

56%

Male Professors

44%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Economics

143 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

129 Graduates

Psychology, General

114 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

108 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

108 Graduates

Biology, General

92 Graduates

Political Science and Government

86 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

64 Graduates

History

55 Graduates

Chemistry

44 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

38 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

36 Graduates

Computer Science

31 Graduates

Sociology

30 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

28 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

21 Graduates

Mathematics

21 Graduates

Philosophy

21 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

20 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

20 Graduates

Physics

16 Graduates

Statistics

13 Graduates

Anthropology

12 Graduates

Area Studies

8 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

8 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

7 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

6 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

6 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

5 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

5 Graduates

Music

4 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

3 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

3 Graduates

Engineering, General

1 Graduates

Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

5,225

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

9%

Full-time

99%

Part-time

1%

Students Gender

Male

47%

US National: 44%

Female

53%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

70% White

0% Unknown

6% Black

7% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

10% Non Resident alien

4% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

69%

Out Of State

19%

In State

12%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$80,539 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

100%

Undergrads in College Housing

76%

Averege Housing Cost

$9,282/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,750/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,750/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Demon Deacon

School Colors

old gold and black

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Atlantic Coast Conference

Total Male Athletes

243

Total Female Athletes

126

Intramural Sports

14

Sports Club

36

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Field Hockey

Golf

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $15,018 per year. The students at Wake Forest University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $6,750 per year. There are around 47% male and 53% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$51,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$63,800/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$17,500

$23,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$182 - 239

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

38%

Average Aid Per Year

$41,719

Students Receiving Federal Grants

8%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,817

Students Receiving State Aid

4%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,892

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

38%

Average Aid Per Year

$40,124

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$60,741

$30K - $48K

$55,253

$48K - $75K

$49,440

$75K - $110K

$44,103

> $110K

$21,156

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$4,324,727

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$9,750,249

The FAFSA form must be filled by the applicant to help the university find the financial requirement and eligibility of the student. The Wake Forest University Federal School Code is 002978. 

In addition to need-based financial aid programs, Wake Forest offers more than 50 merit-based scholarships, including the following full-tuition scholarships: Reynolds, Carswell, Stamps, and Gordon. These scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded on the basis of academic distinction, leadership, community service, artistic talent, and a variety of other unique contributions and characteristics.

The average reported annual net price for Wake Forest University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $23,986. $52,847 is the typical Wake Forest University's first-year financial aid offer. Approximately 36.0% of first-year students obtain some money for college, most of which is in the form of scholarships and grants.

36.0% of incoming freshmen (464 total) were awarded scholarships at Wake Forest University, averaging $40,723 per student. This ranks in the top 20th percentile of all schools in the country. As well as scholarships, 8.0% of freshmen (102 total) received federal grant aid, averaging $5,673 per person.

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