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Wake Forest Admissions Information

Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC (map)


Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is one of the best universities in the nation, and ranks twenty-fifth in U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 list of Top National Universities. Wake Forest hosts a distinguished study-abroad program, and more than 60% of its students study abroad during their undergraduate years. Distinguishing Wake from many other similar universities is its generosity toward students: the school provides personal computers and color printer/scanner/copiers to all of its first-year students. The University is widely recognized for the scholastic achievement of its students; in fact, in the last 20 years, eleven Wake Forest students have been named Rhodes Scholars.
Wake Forest offers an exciting variety of on-campus resources such as art galleries, museums, a biomechanics laboratory, and a laser physics laboratory. Home to one of the more colorful university mascots–the Demon Deacons–the school’s athletic pride can be found across various Division I match-ups. In addition, the university’s Greek life is a large presence on campus, with almost half of the student body participating in either fraternities or sororities. The Campus is located just four miles from downtown Winston-Salem, a medium-sized city rich in arts, entertainment, and cultural activities.


Basic Info

Main Address: 1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Phone Number: (336) 758-5000  
Website: www.wfu.edu  


Type of school: Private  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Suburban  
Athletics: NCAA Division I, Intercollegiate, Intramural, Club, Scholarship  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 4,569  
Percent out-of-state: 74%  
Percent international: 1.58%  
Female to Male ratio: 51:49  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 11:1  
Most popular majors: Social Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Parks And Recreation:
Special study programs: Cross-Registration
Double Major
Dual Enrollment of High School Students
Honors Program
Independent Study
ROTC, Army
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed Housing
Fraternity/Sorority Housing
Apartments For Single Students
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Campus ministries
Concert band
Jazz band
Marching band
Music ensembles
Radio station
Student government
Symphony orchestra
Choral groups
Film society
International students
Literary magazine
Model U.N.
Pep band
Student newspaper
Television station

Fun Facts

  • Ranked #25 "America's Best Universities"
  • Ranked #38 "America's Best Law Schools"
  • Ranked #12 "Best Undergraduate Teaching Program"
  • Voted #8 Major Frat and Sorority Scene

Admissions Information


Wake Forest is a selective institution that admits about 38% of its annual applicant pool. About three quarters of the University's most recent freshman class ranked in the top tenth of their graduating high school classes.
According to admissions officials, an applicant's character, class rank, secondary school record, and application essay are the most important factors in the admissions process. Other factors important for admissions include a candidate's extracurricular activities, interview, recommendations, and talents. The University may also consider a student's alumni relation, geographical residence, ethnicity, religious affiliation or commitment, standardized test scores, state residency, volunteer work, level of interest, and whether the applicant is a first-generation college student.


Admissions address: PO Box 7305
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7305
Phone number: (336) 758-5201  
Fax number: (336) 758-4324  
Admissions Website: http://admissions.wfu.edu/  
Email: admissions@wfu.edu  
Contact Person: Martha Allman, Director of Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 10,553  
Percent of applicants admitted: 38%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 1  
Early decision/action deadline: January 1 (Early Decision)  
Accepts the Common Application? Yes  
Admission requirements: Essay
Secondary School Report
One Academic Teacher Recommendation
Mid-Year School Report

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? No (SAT or ACT with Writing optional)  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considered only if submitted  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 5885  
ACT code: 3168  
Learn more about other North And South Carolina schools:
Clemson   Elon   UNC  

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