The University


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, valuing 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.

  • Nearly 40 undergraduate and graduate departments offer an array of majors and minors, interdisciplinary programs, service learning programs, co-curricular programs, and research opportunities.
  • Wake Forest’s undergraduate business school placed No. 11 in the nation among 152 eligible programs according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s “Best Undergraduate B-Schools


2014” annual ranking report. Wake Forest achieved the No. 1 rank for the sixth consecutive year in “Academic Quality.” Additionally, Wake Forest ranks No. 9 nationally among top business schools for accounting, the only business school in North Carolina to make the top 10 nationally for undergraduate accounting programs.

  • The Princeton Review and the U.S. News and World Report rank Wake Forest in the top 50 in numerous categories, including No. 11 in Best Undergraduate Teaching.
  • Wake Forest is invested in featuring a tight knit class atmosphere. The Student to Faculty ratio is 11 to 1. At Wake, only 1.4% of classes contain more than 50 students, which is the lowest figure in U.S. News & World Report’s Top 40 National Universities.
  • Wake Forest strives to be on the cutting edge of Research and Technology. In, 2011, the Wake Forest Center for Regenerative Medicine earned acclaim from Time magazine. The Center’s ability to cultivate urinary-tract tissue with each patient’s DNA was cited as the fifth-biggest breakthrough in medicine for the year.
  • A total of 12 Wake Forest students have been named Rhodes Scholars in the last 25 years. Wake Forest students have a long-standing tradition of earning nationally competitive scholarships for their scholastic achievements and research.

Wake Forest cares about creating an unparalleled residential housing experience where students can thrive socially and intellectually. Since 2010, Wake Forest has built three brand-new dorms with many amenities. The most recent dorms are all suite-style living with spacious kitchens and living rooms.

Wake Forest features a small, close-knit campus community unlike any other in big-time college basketball.

  • The Reynolda Campus is situated on 340 acres and located two miles northwest of downtown Winston-Salem, a city of a quarter million with a vibrant downtown and culture.
  • Wake Forest is one of two colleges that are a Top 50 University (U.S. News & World Report), Most Amazing College Campuses (, and Most Beautiful Schools (Newsweek).