Private 4 Year

Wake Forest University

Winston Salem, North Carolina

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Wake Forest University overview
Location Winston Salem, North Carolina
Online wfu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Wake Forest University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Wake Forest University is a private research institution located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, established in 1834. The university's suburban campus spans 340 acres and showcases predominantly Collegiate Gothic architecture. Renowned for its emphasis on liberal arts education, Wake Forest offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with particularly noted strength in business and law. The school maintains a highly selective admissions process and provides on-campus living options to create a residential academic community. Wake Forest University, in proximity to the larger city of Charlotte, is also recognized for its Demon Deacons athletics, particularly in basketball and football within the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference.

In the most recent statistical year 16,857 prospective students applied, and 3,602 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,370 enrolled in the school.  7,952 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,011 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $61,012 plus fees of $1,116.












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Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Jan 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $85

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Wake Forest University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$1,116
Room and Board $16,652
Budget for Other Expenses$2,708
Total One Year Cost$82,988

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$77,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

88% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Wake Forest University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
Social Sciences 20%
Communication 8%
Biology 7%
Psychology 7%

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