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Chances of getting into Wake Forest University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Wake Forest University
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Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionHigh
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How hard is it to get into Wake Forest and can I get accepted? The school has a 30% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,717 out of 12,559 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.

Test Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Wake Forest University.

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 2019 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 2019 starting class

Wake Forest GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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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 7,042 5,517 12,559
Accepted 2,034 1,683 3,717
Acceptance Rate 29% 31% 30%
Enrolled 729 631 1,360
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 37% 37%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2022
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 48 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Wake Forest University is $65.

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

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?

30% 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.