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Study at Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University was established on February 3, 1834 as the Wake Forest Manual Labor Institute. It became Wake Forest College in 1839 and gained university status in 1967. The main campus of the university encompasses more than 300 acres in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest University is divided into the following academic units:

  • Wake Forest Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Professional Schools
  • School of Law
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Babcock Graduate School of Management
  • Wake Forest Divinity School
Wake Forest University competes in the NCAA Division I. Its sports teams are known as the Demon Deacons and participate in basketball, football, soccer, golf and hockey.

Profile of Wake Forest University

The main campus of Wake Forest University is in Winston Salem, NC (a medium-sized city). The school is a private, not-for-profit school. Wake Forest University offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school offers more choices of majors than most colleges its size. Wake Forest University students most commonly major in a field related to science and liberal arts.

Wake Forest University Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, 42% of people who applied to Wake Forest University were accepted. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 610 to 700. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 630 or more.


The school's faculty/student ratio compares favorably with most colleges. The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at Wake Forest University are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 6, 788 enrolled students.

Student Life

Wake Forest University is generally not a school for part-time students. The school makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at the school belong to the Atlantic Coast Conference for major sports.

Wake Forest University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management507business management, business, accounting, finance, management science, MIS
Liberal Arts401political science, economics, English, history, Spanish language, sociology, econometrics, liberal arts and sciences, . . .
Law175law, foreign lawyers
Science151biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, pharmacology, call and molecular biology, epidemiology, microbiology and immunology, . . .
Medicine107medicine, neuroscience
Therapy and Counselling86psychology
Media77communication studies
Education and Teaching67secondary teaching, elementary school teaching, school Counselling, social studies teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy59exercise science
Religion and Philosophy58ministry, religion, philosophy
Medical Support and Technology46physician assistant, clinical lab tech
Fine Arts22fine arts, art history and criticism
Computer Science and Engineering17computer and info science
Mathematics14mathematics, statistics
Drama and Performing Arts9drama
Music5music performance, music history and theory
Engineering3biomedical engineering, engineering

Contact: Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University

1834 Wake Forest Road

Winston Salem, NC 27106

General Phone: (336) 758-5000


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