Wake Forest University invites you to pursue the life of the mind with enthusiasm, put our cherished motto of Pro Humanitate (“for humanity”) into action, build lifelong friendships, and connect your academic learning to the world through service, clubs, student government, athletics, civic engagement, field trips, study abroad, internships, and so much more.
You will think better, analyze harder, integrate more, and communicate more effectively, which will separate you from your peers and propel you into leadership. And you will choose a major that thrills you while, at the same time, giving you expert knowledge and skills.
This is a remarkable place. No other university better prepares you to live a life of such meaning and purpose. We are enthused by your being here to learn more about us.
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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.
So why come to Wake Forest? Come here because you want to understand yourself and society in new ways and from many different perspectives, including research, discovery, performance, innovation, public engagement, creativity, and living in community.
A liberal-arts education is about freedom. And we want to offer you the freedom to choose a number—or all!—of our online information sessions and communications, featuring voices from throughout Wake Forest’s campus. Please take a look below for more information on our offerings.
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Our live virtual information sessions, offered throughout much of the year, will help you understand how you may actualize your potential at Wake Forest.
Tuesday’s the deadline (11/15 by 11:59 p.m.!) for Wake Forest University’s Early Decision application – and the deadline for applications to be considered for merit based scholarships, no matter the […]
We get it: you wanted a bit more time to work on your Wake Forest University application beyond the November 15 Early Decision I deadline.
The good news: you’ve got it!
· January 1 is our deadline for the binding Early Decision II application – for those who fell in love with Wake Forest a little late and who now want to commit. You’ll hear back from us on February 15.
· January 1 is also the deadline for our non-binding Regular Decision application. As with all of our application types, you may apply via our Wake Forest University application or the Common or the Coalition, Powered by SCOIR, application (just add our name to your list of schools). With Regular Decision, you’ll hear back from us by April 1.
We want you to know that Wake Forest is committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need through grants, scholarships, work-study, and subsidized loans.
To apply, please visit the link in profile. Go Deacs! #WFU27…
Here’s an application that sometimes gets overlooked in all the hoopla surrounding the “big name” apps of Early Decision and Regular Decision: Early Decision II!
The binding Early Decision II application (deadline: January 1) has so much to recommend it:
– a firm date on which you’ll hear back from us: February 15 (and no later),
– a chance for those who discovered and fell in love with Wake Forest late to apply Early Decision, and
– the opportunity to show your interest in and commitment to us.
It may not get as much attention as the others, but it’s pretty great. So, give it some consideration: sometimes the sequel *is* just as good as the original!
Today is a very special day at Wake Forest—it’s Pitsgiving! This is an annual Wake tradition where the Pit (our main dining hall, named after its location on the lower floor of Reynolda Hall) serves a Thanksgiving feast all day long. Deacon Dining plans this day full of themed cuisine—from carved turkey and gravy to stuffing and all the pie you can eat—as a special way to celebrate friendsgiving with the community friends, hallmates, and classmates we have in our home-away-from-home. It’s always a packed house, with high energy and full bellies!…
Last week, we shared what student research could look like during your time at Wake Forest. But our research opportunities are not limited to the STEM field, especially at a liberal-arts college like ours! For example, hear student Iyana Trotman recount her summer research on the politics of Black arts and Black education.…
Tuesday’s the deadline (11/15 by 11:59 p.m.!) for Wake Forest University’s Early Decision application – and the deadline for applications to be considered for merit-based scholarships, no matter the application type! And so here you are, on the cusp of deciding where to apply to do some of your best and most meaningful work. Wherever that is, we wish you only the best…
…but, of course, we hope that you might find that context and contentment at Wake Forest. Apply (at https://admissions.wfu.edu/apply/applynow/) today!
And Go Deacs! #WFU27…
Prospective students often ask about student research opportunities at Wake Forest. Not only are these opportunities available here, but they are also highly encouraged and supported through faculty partnership and dedicated resources. Hear this first-hand account on student research from Amelia and Michael to learn more!…
Many of you are probably high-school superstars at your favorite sport. Who says that can’t continue while in college? While Wake Forest has a D1 athletics, we also offer one of the largest collegiate club-sport programs in the country, with 35 club-sport teams that compete against other universities. Our Campus Recreation department facilitates this program by providing professional administration and advising, working with club teams to create goals that meet each member’s needs. Campus Rec also emphasizes fostering student development and leadership through sports. Club leaders get a chance to organize and run their own club while developing leadership, financial, and organizational management skills. To learn more about these opportunities, head to go.wfu.edu/clubsports.…
For those of you who love the outdoors, this post is for you! We shared last week in our Twitter Series—Friday Fun Facts from the Forest–that our campus is sandwiched between so many local parks, including Tanglewood Park, Stone Mountain State Park, Pilot Mountain State Park, Hanging Rock State Park, Quarry Park, and Yadkin Memorial Park. But we also have an entire program dedicated to outdoor adventure at Wake, called Outdoor Pursuits! This program is home to so many opportunities, like gear rental, planned excursions, challenge courses, climbing walls, community events, and even job opportunities! OP trips are open to and designed for participants of all levels, whether you’ve spent your entire life in nature or want to start exploring now! Previous trips include backpacking weekends, bike tours, caving excursions, sunset hikes, ski trips, and more!
Outdoor Pursuits also hosts a pre-orientation program for first-years, a five-day adventure with activities such as backpacking, caving, biking, and whitewater rafting. Incoming students get to experience our gorgeous North Carolina landscape, while building long-lasting relationships with their peers, developing leadership skills, and gaining confidence to enter into their college experience. Check out more here: https://campusrec.wfu.edu/outdoor-pursuits/!…