Wake Forest University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 7305

Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7305

(336) 758-5201

Fax: (336) 758-4324

Contact: Martha Allman

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1834 Wake Forest Road

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

(336) 758-5000


Total undergrads: 4,476

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,201

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,466

Graduate enrollment: 1,344


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 38%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $34,330 $36,975 $38,622 $39,970 +3.49%
Books and Supplies $850 $850 $900 $930 +3.33%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $9,500 $9,945 $10,410 $11,010 +5.76%
Other $2,000 $2,050 $2,150 $2,225 +3.49%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $46,680 $49,820 $52,082 $54,135 +3.94%
In-state Off Campus $35,180 $37,825 $39,522 $40,900 +3.49%
In-state with Family $35,180 $37,825 $39,522 $40,900 +3.49%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $31,270
In-state Student Fees $316
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $31,270
Out-of-state Fees $316

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 947 79%
Grant or scholarship aid 743 62% $15,664,417 $21,083
• Federal grants 137 11% $1,041,558 $7,603
• Pell grants 113 9% $408,799 $3,618
• Other federal grants 123 10% $632,759 $5,144
State/local government grant or scholarships 351 29% $836,988 $2,385
Institutional grants or scholarships 631 53% $13,785,871 $21,848
Student loan aid 611 51% $3,673,641 $6,013
• Federal student loans 609 51% $3,130,610 $5,141
• Other student loans 134 11% $543,031 $4,052

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 1083 641 321
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 81 24 36
Biochemistry 2 5
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 81 7 6
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 3
Epidemiology 8
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other 1 7
Molecular Biology 1 5
Molecular Genetics 2
Neuroanatomy 1
Neuroscience 5
Oncology and Cancer Biology 1 1
Pharmacology 1 4
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 188 405
Accounting 21 74
Business Administration and Management 331
Business/Commerce 88
Finance 67
Management Science 12
Computing and Information Sciences 17 10
Computer and Information Sciences 17 10
Education 15 63
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 18
Elementary Education and Teaching 15
Secondary Education and Teaching 45
Engineering 2 1
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 2 1
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 81 11
English Language and Literature 81 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 109
Chinese Language and Literature 10
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
French Language and Literature 22
German Language and Literature 16
Japanese Language and Literature 5
Latin Language and Literature 4
Russian Language and Literature 1
Spanish Language and Literature 48
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 53 116
Medicine 116
Physician Assistant 53
History 79
History 79
Legal and Law Studies 8 161
Law 161
Programs for Foreign Lawyers 8
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 9
Mathematics and Statistics 11 8
Mathematics 11 8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 53 7
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 53 7
Physical Sciences 41 3 7
Chemistry 30 2 3
Physics 11 1 4
Psychology 65 6
Psychology 65 6
Social Sciences 294
Anthropology 12
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 26
Economics 131
Political Science and Government 92
Sociology 33
Theology and Religious Vocations 32
Divinity/Ministry 32
Visual and Performing Arts 49
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 16
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 11
Fine/Studio Arts 16
Music History, Literature, and Theory 2
Music Performance 4
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General Performance B
Music History/Literature B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bacteriology B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Finance/Banking B
Management Science B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Elementary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Chinese B
Classics B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Japanese B
Latin B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Econometrics B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Wake Forest University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(336) 758-5000
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:admissions.wfu.edu/
Address:1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:7,968
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):86%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:7,599 (95% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$49,308
Out-of-state Tuition:$49,308
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:47%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$40,596

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Wake Forest University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Wake Forest University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences12510
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services42
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics81
Health Professions and Related Programs13
Legal Professions and Studies21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities111
Mathematics and Statistics21
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies21
Physical Sciences222
Social Sciences5
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Visual and Performing Arts51
Grand total3423014

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Grand total2

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Wake Forest University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid60947%
Grant or scholarship aid50239%$40,596
Student loan aid32025%$9,265

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,41049%$34,038
Federal student loans1,24426%$7,434

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Wake Forest University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Wake Forest University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants14,0065,7748,232
Percent admitted100%35%27%
Percent admitted who enrolled9%11%8%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Wake Forest University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment7,968
Undergraduate enrollment4,955
Graduate enrollment3,013

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Wake Forest University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels (Wake Forest Baptist Health/Wake Forest School of Medicine)
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

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