Wake Forest University: Review & Facts

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Wake Forest University is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 7,840 students enrolled. This school was established in 1834 and is one of the 11 colleges located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
69
Fair
Wake Forest University will give you the option to get a bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

Wake Forest University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 69 majors. The most popular concentrations are Business, Management, Accounting and Finance, Biology, and Law. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
93%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Wake Forest University student retention rate is very high at 93% (well above North Carolina average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students definitely love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
10 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Wake Forest University is very good - 87%.

Student to faculty ratio at Wake Forest University is good: 10:1. Read more information regarding instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$47,800
High
Average tuition cost is extremely high, $47,200 per academic year. The additional fees at Wake Forest University (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $600; which comes to a total of $47,800 per year.

Read the details about Wake Forest University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
29%
According to recent data, 13,281 applications were submitted and 3,903 were accepted; so it is quite challenging to enroll at this school.

The college will consider accepting dual credits and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The undergraduate application fee at Wake Forest University is $60.00. The graduate application fee is $75.00. The first-professional application fee is $60.00.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Wake Forest University and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (336) 758-5000 or check Wake Forest University Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$8,500
High
Wake Forest University provides study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Wake Forest University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Unsafe
Wake Forest University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 3,900 students, which offers a nice on-campus housing option. The room price is a bit high -- roughly $8,500 per year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Wake Forest University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Wake Forest University appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Wake Forest University Location and Maps



Post Address: Wake Forest University, 1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106, USA
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