Wake Forest University: Ranking & Review

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Winston-Salem Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 203 581
Top 4%

Wake Forest University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate28%30%26%
Applicants13,0715,6117,460
Admissions3,6041,6601,944
Enrolled undergraduates1,349613736
Enrolled total (including graduate students)8,1163,6704,446

433 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

332 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $65. Application fee for graduates - $80.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresNeither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Wake Forest University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $69,130 $69,130
Off-campus $69,130 $69,130
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $15,354 and other expenses per full academic year.

Wake Forest University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 4,031 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $50,524 $50,524
Fees for full-time undergraduates $876 $876
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $2,090 $2,090
Tuition for Full-time graduates $38,650 $38,650
Fees for full-time graduates $490 $490
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,380 $1,380

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 264 460 724
Social Sciences 241 241
Health Professions and Related Programs 113 116 229
Legal Professions and Studies 26 181 207
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 93 35 35 163
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 110 20 130
Education 6 105 111
Psychology 100 11 111
Physical Sciences 55 4 17 76
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 62 9 71
History 43 43
English Language and Literature & Letters 36 6 42
Theology and Religious Vocations 40 40
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 24 13 37
Mathematics and Statistics 25 11 36
Philosophy and Religious Studies 28 4 32
Visual and Performing Arts 23 7 30
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 22 6 28
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3 12 15
Engineering 1 5 8 14
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 12 12
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1 1
Grand Total1,1378993572,393

A total of 1,137 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Wake Forest University.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,256 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate88%88%89%
  • Full-time retention rate - 94%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

General info

Alternative namesWFU
Founded1834
MottoPro humanitate
For Humanity
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsold gold, black
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff6,256
Instructional FTE1,908
Research FTE210
Public Service FTE25
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.wfu.edu
Address1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27106
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone3367585000

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