• Address: 1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106

  • Phone Number: (336) 758-5000

  • Website: http://www.wfu.edu/

About

Wake Forest University is a private, not-for-profit university founded in 1834. It is a collegiate university that keeps a balance between Liberal Arts College with the academic vitality and broad opportunities of a research university.

More than 60% of the students of the university study abroad. The campus is purposely created to be a place where you can lose yourself in what inspires and interests you in the community of similarly interested people.

  • Wake Forest University Acceptance Rate is 30%. The total graduation rate is 88%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 10:1. The student population is 7,968 which consist of 7,528 full-timers and 440 part-timers.

  • Wake Forest University Address is 1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106


Wake Forest University Online

  • All of the courses are facilitated by well-experienced, award-winning teachers who are committed to mentoring students and an innate passion for helping all of humankind.

  • The online programs maintain the same curriculum standards and reputation of the curriculum offered for the full-time on-campus students.

  • Wake Forest Win is the online portal which allows the access to plenty of online resources provided by the university. Wake Forest Email must be created in order to log in to the portal.


Wake Forest University Colleges and Schools

Wake Forest College School of Divinity
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences School of Law
School of Business School of Medicine

 


Wake Forest University Reviews

Some of the student’s reviews are given below

  • The campus is very beautiful. All the buildings and lawns were beautifully kept and maintained. The networking opportunities are amazing and as the school is smaller all the students are closely focused by the faculties.
  • You will get a great education with a reasonable workload. The faculties are very interactive and the classes are engaging. Advisors and other staffs are friendly, the admission and financial aid process were easy.

  • The online programs are efficient with the online resources provided like the ZSR library. The community is great consisting of knowledgeable persons.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002978

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Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC

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Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.wfu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Campus Life

Campus Life at Wake Forest reflects a drive that tries to involve students in activities that broaden the mind, strengthen the body, and inspire the spirit.

It has committed staffs in the Division of Campus Life working actively every day to ensure that the student has an excellent experience.

Wake Forest University Athletics

Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, and Tennis are the main sports played at the university.

The goals of the athletic department include providing an atmosphere that allows high academic achievement and to pursue excellence in all intercollegiate programs.

Wake Forest University Dorms

Single and double dorm rooms are available and are allocated according to the information specified on housing applications.

The roommates are assigned by the Office of Residence Life considering various factors like compatibility and common interests.

All rooms are provided with all the amenities like beds, desks, cable television connection, computer outlets, and a micro-fridge. Laundry facilities are available near all the residence halls.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 10: 1
Total Population 7,968
Student Population Full Time: 7,528 Part Time: 440
Gender Division Male: 47 % Female: 53 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 87 %

The College Monk

Female: 89 %

Total Graduation Rate: 88 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Wake Forest University offers 14 online programs across 4 Majors

Human Services

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Business Management

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Law

Offering 8 programs accross 2 degrees

Admissions

Wake Forest University Acceptance Rate is 30%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $65
Graduate Application Fee $80

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 14,006
Total Applicants Admitted 4,249
Applicants Enrolled 1,306
Full time Applicants Enrolled 1,304
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university meets 100% of demonstrated need by the students with a combination of Scholarships, Work-Study, and Loans. 100% of the aid applications are reviewed by financial professionals.

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.

  • The Federal-Aid provided includes Federal Loans such as Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized loan, Direct PLUS Loans, and Federal Grants such as Pell Grants.

  • The Institutional Aid includes Wake Forest Need-Based Grant, Wake Forest Student Loan, The Deal Family Scholarship, and Stamps Scholarship and so on.

  • The Military Aid provided includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,375 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. January 1st, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $1,470 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled atleast half-time. January 1st, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $6,904 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time. January 1st, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $28,952 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Should not have an adverse credit history. January 1st, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $6,904 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. January 1st, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study $6,904 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $19,801 Honorably Discharged from the military. Varies

Data Source: http://www.wfu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Wake Forest Need-Based Grant $40,723 Students with high financial needs. Varies
Institutional Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Wake Forest Student Loan $10,352 Students with high financial need. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
The Joseph G. Gordon Scholarship Varies Leadership potential, excellence in academics, Varies
The Baker Family Fund for Wake Forest Scholar Varies High financial need. Varies
The Deal Family Scholarship Varies Students from Catawba, Caldwell, Burke, and Alexander counties. Varies
Stamps Scholarship Varies Entering first-year students. Demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, a high degree of intellectual curiosity and scholarship. Varies
Army ROTC Scholarship $40,723 An eligible member of the Army ROTC. Varies

Data Source: http://www.wfu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $10,818
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,392
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,521
$75,001 - $110,000 $25,697
Over $110,000 $44,330

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 10% $4,246
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 39% $40,596
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 10% $7,742
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 39% $37,979
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 25% $9,265
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 24% $6,637
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 23,826
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 78 $21,368
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 21 $18,817
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 57 $22,309

Data Source: http://www.wfu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

  • ZSR library has a huge collection of both traditional and online resources. The library provides lots of facilities like course reserve and study room to the students. 
  • The online assistance like email/chat session is available round the clock to solve any issues regarding the accessing the library materials.

  • The university keeps on improving the library by asking feedback from the student community. The community is helpful in getting suggestions and ideas from the other members.

Rankings

Some of the rankings according to the U.S. News report are given below

  • It ranks 27 in National Universities

  • It ranks 13 in Best Undergraduate Teaching

  • It ranks 45 in Most Innovative Schools

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