See the World Beyond the Given.
Wake Forest University embraces that the world is rich and complex. We prize the liberal arts: asking “how” and “why” questions across a wide variety of disciplines. We hope you’ll ask those important questions too – because we want to engage with you and your forward-thinking ideas.
Our philosophy: the engaged liberal arts. Dean of the College Michele Gillespie explains that Wake Forest “delivers a rigorous liberal arts education that meets the needs of the world.”
Please explore that philosophy and what we can offer you. Also, don’t hesitate to reach out with your questions.
Information for the Class of 2026
For those who will consider applying for undergraduate admission to Wake Forest University this fall.
Dean of Admissions Karen Vargas and Assistant Dean of Admissions Thomas Ray, along with a host of administrators from throughout campus, talk about the opportunities that are waiting for you at Wake Forest.
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Just Getting Started?
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- Location: Winston-Salem, NC
- Type: Private
- National Rank: #28 (U.S. News)
- Undergrad Enrollment: 5,441
- Ethnic Diversity: 30%
What to Study
Wake Forest offers 45 majors and 60 minors. Following the engaged liberal-arts philosophy, students take courses in literature and languages, math and the natural sciences, religion, history, and philosophy, the social and behavioral sciences, and the fine arts.
Experience Wake Forest
Sitting on 340 acres, Wake Forest University is home to six colleges, a research-innovation quarter, and the personalized attention you need with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Those are some numbers, but below discover infinite possibilities.
Don’t stop here. There’s more to explore.
Considering Wake Forest?
Here’s how to show your interest and get to know us.
Only seniors who have applied for admission are eligible for a virtual interview or video submission. Both are optional and not required as part of the admission process.
Class of 2026
We’re excited that you’re considering Wake Forest! Our application for admission is available now! Please check out our Class of 2026 page for dates and deadlines, advice, and more!
No matter how you apply, what matters is that we get to know you and gain a full appreciation of your excellence.
Campus Visits and Information Sessions
We invite you to experience Wake Forest through a student-led tour and a live virtual information session. Through an hour-long walking tour with a student guide and/or a live virtual information session with an insider view, you will learn about all that our university offers!
How to Connect With Us!