Wake Forest University is a nonprofit private institution located in Winston Salem, NC and provides a large number of degree programs for students. Approximately seven thousand students enroll at WFU per year.
Students can choose from several areas of study, including but not limited to:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Legal Professions And Studies
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Communications And Journalism
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Students applying for admission are generally required to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions staff. This school accepts approximately 40% of students applying annually. Of those students accepted, around 32% of students registered for enrollment. More information on admissions can be found at wfu.edu.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $46,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's net price calculator to better understand their cost of attendance. Housing may be available for students that want to live on-campus for a cost of $8,300 for the year. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.
This school offers several athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available may include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division I-A)
- Basketball (NCAA Division I-A)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division I-A)
For a complete list of academic programs offered, enrollment information, student services, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.wfu.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give you an idea of the students Wake Forest University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Wake Forest University has a total student population of about 7,800, where graduate students make up roughly 16% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $52,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,900 to $2,300 per unit
- May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||48%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||38%||$37,554|
|Receiving Student Loans||26%||$10,316|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Wake Forest University may provide services including:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
With a very high graduation rate of around 86%, Wake Forest University is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||82%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||4%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.4%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Law Program
- Medical (M.D.) Program
- Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- Theology (Ministry) Program
Wake Forest University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Atlantic Coast Conference)
- Basketball (Atlantic Coast Conference)
- Track and Field (Atlantic Coast Conference)
- Field Hockey
- Football (Atlantic Coast Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Wake Forest University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
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- Winston - Salem State University in Winston-Salem, NC (4 miles away)
- Radford University in Radford, VA (71 miles away)
- North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC (78 miles away)
- Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC (92 miles away)
- Concord University in Athens, WV (98 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Wake Forest University for official up-to-date information.