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Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University

+1 336-758-5000

1834 Wake Forest Rd Winston-Salem, NC USA 27109

Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private institution located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The university is known for its excellent business school, highly regarded law school, and its commitment to global education. Notable alumni include NBA star Muggsy Bogues, legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, and journalist and talk show host Al Hunt.

Ranked 32 nationwide, Wake Forest is a selective school. Its acceptance rate is 32%, and its graduation rate is 88%. The university’s undergraduate tuition is $59,770 per year, plus fees; its graduate tuition is $39,216 per year, plus fees. Wake Forest has six schools, which offer 43 undergraduate programs and 57 graduate programs. A total of 8,789 students are enrolled. Wake Forest follows a semester-based academic calendar.

Wake Forest offers students an attractive location. It is only a few hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains, where students can hike, camp, or ski. Also, students enjoy easy access to the beaches of South Carolina. Students must live in a campus residence hall for six semesters. Greek life is a popular part of Wake Forest culture; almost half of the student population is involved. Over 60% of students participate in the university’s study abroad program, which sends students to 70 countries around the world. Students also explore their surrounding area through the Campus Recreation program, which organizes intramural sports and outdoor adventures. The Demon Deacons compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference. Off campus, the town of Winston-Salem offers a balance of urban activity and the serenity of natural beauty. Known as the “City of Arts & Innovation,” Winston-Salem provides a good quality of life, complete with diverse restaurants, shopping, and sporting activities.

    • Private
    • Suburban



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    • Average high school GPA: 3.9
    • Average SAT score: 1390
    • Average ACT score: 31
    • International students: 10%
    • Minority students: 30%
    • Women: 54%

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