Wake Forest University Comparison

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Wake Forest
Location Winston Salem, NC
Setting Midsize City
Enrollment 8,947
Type Private 4 Year
National Ranking
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Website wfu.edu
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Wake Forest
Tuition (In State) $58,708
Tuition (Out of State) $58,708
Room & Board $16,044
Avg Net Price $26,324
Avg Grant Aid $47,832
% Receiving Grant Aid 38%


Wake Forest
Admission Chances Calculate
Applied 15,156
Admitted 3,816
Acceptance Rate 25.2%
Enrolled % 37%
Avg High School GPA -
Typical High School Grades -
Admissions Standards Unavailable
Applicant Competition High
ACT Range
SAT Range
Submit Test Scores Considered but not required
Application Deadline Jan 15, 2023


Wake Forest
Student to Faculty Ratio 10:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (21%)
  • Social Sciences (20%)
  • Communication (8%)
  • Biology (7%)
  • Psychology (7%)


Wake Forest
Graduation Rate 88%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $77,200
Making Student Loan Payments 88%
Median Student Loan Debt $23,000
Median Loan Payment $237


Wake Forest
% Men 44%
% Women 56%
Racial Diversity Low
% White 72%
% Black 6%
% Hispanic 7%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 3%
% International 7%
% Unknown Race 0%


Wake Forest
% In-State 17%
% Out-of-State 74%


Wake Forest
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility No
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/