Wake Forest Description:
Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Wake Forest rates as one of the top private universities in the Southeast. The university's name recognition comes partly from its accomplished Atlantic Coast Conference athletic teams, especially basketball. But Wake Forest's academics shouldn't be underrated. The university is a member of Phi Beta Kappa for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, and Wake Forest boasts of its small classes and impressive student / faculty ratio. Overall, the university provides an unusual balance of a small college academic atmosphere and a large university sports scene.
Admissions Data (2013):
- Percent of Applicants Admitted: 35%
- GPA, SAT and ACT graph for Wake Forest University
- What Are Your Chances? (from Cappex.com)
- Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
- Note that Wake Forest, like many other test-optional colleges, does not require standardized test scores for admissions.
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- Total Enrollment: 7,602 (4,823 undergraduates)
- Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
- 99% Full-time
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- $1,000 High School Class of '15/'16 Scholarship
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Costs (2013 - 14):
- Tuition and Fees: $44,742
- Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
- Room and Board: $12,000
- Other Expenses: $2,400
- Total Cost: $60,242
Wake Forest University Financial Aid (2012 - 13):
- Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 81%
- Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
- Grants: 64%
- Loans: 50%
- Average Amount of Aid
- Grants: $24,188
- Loans: $7,412
Most Popular Majors:
Biology, Business, Communication Studies, Economics, English, Finance, History, Kinesiology, Political Science, Psychology
Graduation and Retention Rates:
- First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 93%
- 4-Year Graduation Rate: 82%
- 6-Year Graduation Rate: 86%
National Center for Educational Statistics
Wake Forest Mission Statement:
mission statement from http://www.wfu.edu/strategicplan/vision.mission.html
"Wake Forest is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs. The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, prizing personal interaction between students and faculty. It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.
The University continues to fulfill its ideal of a more diverse learning community, providing students an example of the world they will be called upon to lead. The University sustains a vibrant residential community with a broad-based program of service and extracurricular activities. The University recognizes the benefits of intercollegiate athletics conducted with integrity and at the highest level.
Central to its mission, the University believes in the development of the whole person – intellectual, moral, spiritual and physical. From its rich religious heritage, Wake Forest is committed to sustaining an environment where vital beliefs and faith traditions can engage secular thought in a climate of academic freedom and an unfettered search for truth. The University embraces the challenges of religious pluralism.
While national in scope, the university has been shaped by a culture that is distinctively North Carolinian. This history provides it with a sense of place and community responsibility. In extending its reach, the University has made a priority of international study and international understanding. Wake Forest seeks to be a place where a vibrant and diverse learning community weds knowledge, experiences and service that lift the human spirit."