Wake Forest, WFU

Wake Forest University

1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    49
  • Class Notes
    29
  • Textbook Notes
    12
  • Study Guides
    8
  • Currently Enrolled
    167
  • Previously Enrolled
    118

Overview of Wake Forest University (Wake Forest, WFU)

About this school

Wake Forest University, founded in 1834, is a private liberal arts university. Though small, it has the resources of a much larger institution. Students choose Wake Forest over other similar schools for many reasons, including its small classes, the breadth and availability of its study abroad programs, the strength of its academic programs (particularly accounting and other preprofessional programs) and the commitment to community service, reflected in its 700-member Volunteer Service Corps. Other factors, such as individualized instruction and Atlantic Coast Conference sports, also distinguish Wake Forest. In 1996, Wake Forest launched a comprehensive plan to enhance undergraduate education. The plan has brought greater use of computer technology to the university. All freshmen receive IBM ThinkPads when they arrive on campus, and students have quick and easy access to the university's sophisticated computer network from practically anywhere on campus, including classrooms and residence halls. The plan's many other features include the introduction of first-year seminars (many of which give freshman their first opportunities to use their new laptop computers), the hiring of additional faculty and new scholarships. The 340-acre campus is located in Winston-Salem, adjacent to 150-acre Reynolda Gardens, and has many modified Georgian buildings.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,102
    • Men:2,366 (46.4%)
    • Women:2,736 (53.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (Wake Forest, WFU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Wake Forest University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
1
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
2
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
Not reported
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1834 Wake Forest Road|PO Box 7373 Reynolda Station
City, State, Zip
Winston-Salem, NC  27109
Phone
(336) 758-5201
Fax
(336) 758-6074
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 1
Early Decision Notification
Rolling
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
28% of 13,071 applicants were admitted
Women
26% of 7,460 applicants were admitted
Men
30% of 5,611 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,387 (38%) of 3,604 admitted students enrolled
Women
752 (39%) of 1,944 admitted students enrolled
Men
635 (38%) of 1,660 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
630-730 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
46%
• Score 600 - 700
37%
• Score 500 - 600
14%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
630-710 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
33%
• Score 600 - 700
55%
• Score 500 - 600
10%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
28-32 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
61%
• Score 24 - 29
33%
• Score 18 - 23
6%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Wake Forest, WFU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $53,322 (72.79056433778361%)
  • Room & Board: - $16,032 (21.88549430747809%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,500 (2.047669751822426%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,400 (3.2762716029158816%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Wake Forest University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
January 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002978
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
613 (45.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
410 (66.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
410 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
410 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$49,145
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 393 (95.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $45,652
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 383 (93.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,383
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 390 (95.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
59 (4.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,377

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,910 (37.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,558 (81.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,558 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,558 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$49,309
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,501 (96.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $44,338
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,471 (94.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,354
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,475 (94.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
468 (9.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,792

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
33%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,434
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Local/State Students, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Wake Forest, WFU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not reported

Computer


Not reported

Foreign Language


Not reported

Math/Science


Not reported

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


579

Part-Time Faculty


292

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 75% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Wake Forest University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


94.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


84.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


87.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


88.2%

Programs & Majors (Wake Forest, WFU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (38)


  • Accounting
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Business/marketing, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Science, Master of Studies in Law, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Accountancy

Master's Programs of Study (28)


  • Accounting
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Database Systems
  • Education--General
  • English
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Health Services Research
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Law
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pathobiology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Religion
  • Secondary Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Taxation

Campus Life (Wake Forest, WFU)

Location & Geography

Population


236,441

Nearest Metropolitan Area


340 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
26.6 average low in January, 83.6 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
25 mile(s) from campus in Greensboro
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Winston-Salem
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Greensboro

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


75% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


25%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Demon Deacon
School Colors
Old gold and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Wake Forest University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,046

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,102
Women
2,736
Men
2,366

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.4% Asian
  • 7.5% Black/African-American
  • 7.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 77.0% White
  • 0.2% Unknown

International Students


9.7%

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


3,014

Student Resources (Wake Forest, WFU)