Welcome to Wake Forest!

Wake Forest students in the spring

#WFU24 – Welcome to the Demon Deacon Family!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Wake Forest! While we’re disappointed not to be hosting Campus Day this year, we’re enthused by sharing with you our new virtual resources – to creatively connect with you during this time of social distancing.

Important Update on Campus Visits, Tours

Due to the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Wake Forest has suspended spring programming and all visits to campus.

Read the Full Statement

We’re Different. Like Everyone.

Demon Deacons come from all over the planet, bringing a galaxy of interests and ideas with them. Some know what they want to do from the moment they descend into this Forest, and they stick to it. But immediate certainty is not a policy around here. Exploration is a vital part of the journey, and  diversity — of people, of thought, of studies and of activities — is a trait we’re happy to cultivate.

Undergraduate enrollment (2019-20):



Class of 2023 enrollment:



Students who receive financial aid:



Reynolda Hall at dusk, on the campus of Wake Forest University

Just the Basics

  • Location: Winston-Salem, NC
  • Type: Private
  • National Rank: #27 (U.S. News)
  • Mascot: Demon Deacon
  • Ethnic Diversity: 30%
  • Avg. Temperature: Sun icon 88o (July) / Snowflake icon 50o (January)

Don’t stop here. Learn more about us.

WFU at a GlanceAbout Wake Forest

Wake Forest engineering professor Erin Hensley teaches a materials science lab at Wake Downtown

Make Yourself at Home

More than beautiful brick buildings, technology or national rankings, people make Wake Forest the place it is. People who love challenge as much as they love learning, and the opportunity to engage all of who they are in search of what they were meant to become.

Majors & Minors Student Experience

There’s plenty more to explore.


Visit Us

Pin Icon

Wake Forest has suspended all campus visits and student-led tours until further notice.

Let us show you around.

Get DirectionsCampus Map

Costs & Aid


The numbers can be daunting, but they are not disqualifying. Let us help you make a college education affordable.

More on Affordability

A Wake Forest Education is within reach.

Financial AidNet Price Calculator


Laptop Icon

No matter how you apply, what matters is that we get to know you and gain a full appreciation of your excellence.

I’m Ready to Apply

Not quite ready?

The Application Process (Dates & Deadlines)

Porter B. Byrum Welcome Center

Stay Connected

We know your inbox may get overwhelmed from time to time, but we trust our interactions won’t bug you. Stay informed with our From the Forest blog or contact us at any time.

From the Forest Blog

Still looking for more?

Join Our Mailing ListContact Us