Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts and research university. 

Wake Forest enrolls approximately 5,500 undergraduate students from all 50 states and over 76 nations. All students pursue a rigorous liberal arts curriculum in humanities, fine arts, social science, math, and natural science.

Wake Forest subscribes to the teacher-scholar model, with a faculty committed to working closely with students. As a testament to those efforts, Wake Forest has been ranked 5th in the nation for Best Undergraduate Teaching. The student-to-teacher ratio is 11:1, the average class size is 24 and all classes are taught by members of the faculty.

WFU is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Basic details

  • Region: Southeast
  • Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 28%
  • Average ACT range: 28-32
  • Average SAT range: 1270-1320
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Anthropology; Art History; Arts; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Economics; Education; Engineering; English; Gender Studies; History; Humanities; Languages; Liberal Arts; Mathematics; Music; Philosophy; Physics; Psychology; Sociology; Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors availablehttp://www.wfu.edu/academics/majors/


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $79,950


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

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