Welcome to Wake Forest!

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.

COVID-19 Impact

Due to the global impact of COVID-19, all student-led tours and admissions programming have been suspended. The campus is closed to all visitors. Read our official statement, and visit coronavirus.wfu.edu for more information.

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Welcome to Our Family, #WFU24!

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 connect with you during these uncertain times.

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Experience Wake Forest – Virtually!

Through our application and optional interviews, we want to know as much about you as possible – and we want you to know as much about us! So we hope you’ll see what makes Wake Forest special by visiting our Experience Wake Forest page.

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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.


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Schedule an Interview


We want to know as much as possible about you in the admissions process. Scheduling an optional webcam interview is another opportunity for us to do so.

Schedule Your Interview


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.

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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)

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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

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