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Wake Forest Admission Requirements

Winston Salem, North Carolina

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Chances of getting into Wake Forest University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
32%
Admission Difficulty for Wake Forest University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition High 
How hard is it to get into Wake Forest and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Wake Forest is 32%.  It ranks #5 in North Carolina and #97 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Wake Forest is a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 3,825 out of 11,959 applicants were admitted.

Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Wake Forest application fee is $65 and applications are due by Jan 15.

Test Optional

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 2020 starting class
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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 2020 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

73% 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 73%
Top 25% of class 92%
Top 50% of class 98%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Wake Forest University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,821 5,138 11,959
Accepted 2,134 1,691 3,825
Acceptance Rate 31% 33% 32%
Enrolled 819 633 1,452
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 38% 37% 38%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
102

Applicants have 102 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Wake Forest University Application 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.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Wake Forest University?

32% 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.