Wake Forest Admission Requirements

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Chances of getting into Wake Forest University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Wake Forest University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Wake Forest and can I get accepted? The school has a 29% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,803 out of 12,937 applicants were admitted making Wake Forest a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Can you get in?

Find out which students are getting accepted at Wake Forest, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Wake Forest SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Wake Forest University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Wake Forest University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Wake Forest ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Wake Forest University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Wake Forest University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Wake Forest GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Wake Forest University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

High School Class Rank

76% of Wake Forest University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Wake Forest University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 76%
Top 25% of class 93%
Top 50% of class 99%
Bottom 50% of class 1%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House


Admission Statistics

Wake Forest University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,372 5,565 12,937
Accepted 1,983 1,820 3,803
Acceptance Rate 27% 33% 29%
Enrolled 718 703 1,421
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 39% 37%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2020
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wake Forest University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Wake Forest University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Wake Forest University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
Bennett College for Women

Greensboro, North Carolina

Averett University

Danville, Virginia

Johnson C Smith University

Charlotte, North Carolina

Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, Kentucky

Chowan University

Murfreesboro, North Carolina

Virginia Union University

Richmond, Virginia

Kentucky Mountain Bible College

Vancleve, Kentucky

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199847 IPEDS survey data for Wake Forest University.


What is my chance of getting into Wake Forest University?

29% of those who apply are granted admission to Wake Forest. Admission competition is high and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

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