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Welcome to Wake Forest

From Martha Allman, director of undergraduate admissions.

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Mother, So Dear

See the people and places of Wake Forest.

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Brandi Bugg is a conscientious senior double majoring in Political Science and Sociology.

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Just the Facts

Get the facts about Wake Forest, including info on the SAT, financial aid, housing, the student body, student-faculty ratio, majors and minors and more.

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Students participate in Discovering Education through Student Knowledge (D.E.S.K.), an annual community service project that provides desks, chairs, and school supplies for local children.

Volunteerism and Service

An essential element of a Wake Forest education is service. Students and faculty believe in the power of mind and conscience, and knowledge gained in classes and laboratories is used to make a difference for humanity.

From classes that incorporate service learning to projects outside the classroom, the University encourages students to cultivate responsibility and civic-mindedness.

The University's motto is Pro Humanitate — "for humanity."

More than half of undergraduates make volunteerism a priority in their educational experience. Many volunteer regularly at local service agencies, while others travel around the country or abroad to participate in projects. From cleanup after Hurricane Katrina to volunteering in Calcutta, India for Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, Wake Forest students use their knowledge and compassion to serve humanity.

Discover volunteerism at Wake Forest on the Office of Volunteer Services site.

Interested in a life-changing experience? Hear from students and faculty who have participated in international service trips:

Pro Humanitate in Action

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In their own words...

Kevin Cooper

“All professors doing research are interested in getting undergrads involved. If you show interest and drive, they are eager to respond, and I think that's what sets Wake Forest apart.”

— Kevin Cooper ('10)