General Information About Wake Forest University
Vision Wake Forest University aspires to: * Emphasize exceptional teaching, discovery, and student engagement within a dynamic academic community; * Integrate the intimacy of an undergraduate liberal arts college with the academic vitality of a research university; * Become a crossroads of discussion on the important national and international issues of our time; * Attract a diverse community of the brightest educators and students from throughout the country and the world; * Link intellectual curiosity, moral reflection and a commitment to service, shaping ethically informed leaders to serve humanity. Mission photo Wake Forest is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs. The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, prizing personal interaction between students and faculty. It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount. The University continues to fulfill its ideal of a more diverse learning community, providing students an example of the world they will be called upon to lead. The University sustains a vibrant residential community with a broad-based program of service and extracurricular activities. The University recognizes the benefits of intercollegiate athletics conducted with integrity and at the highest level. Central to its mission, the University believes in the development of the whole person – intellectual, moral, spiritual and physical. From its rich religious heritage, Wake Forest is committed to sustaining an environment where vital beliefs and faith traditions can engage secular thought in a climate of academic freedom and an unfettered search for truth. The University embraces the challenges of religious pluralism. While national in scope, the university has been shaped by a culture that is distinctively North Carolinian. This history provides it with a sense of place and community responsibility. In extending its reach, the University has made a priority of international study and international understanding. Wake Forest seeks to be a place where a vibrant and diverse learning community weds knowledge, experiences and service that lift the human spirit.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- ROTC (Army)
- Teacher certification
- Study abroad
- General Education Courses
- Career Services available upon completion
- Dual credit
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- City: Midsize
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 10,553 Percent Admitted 38% Men Admitted 39% Women Admitted 36% Full Time Retention Rate 95%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 610 690 Math 630 710
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 27 31
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 7,526 Native American 37.0 Asian 389.0 African American 601.0 Hispanic 199.0 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 4,590 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 2,417