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
Our goal for this space: to break down – to Deacon-struct, if you will! – the admissions process. We want to give you all the information you’ll need to experience Wake Forest.
Just Getting Started?
New here? No problem. Here’s where to start.
- 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.
The option to interview with us will be offered after you have applied. More information about the interview process will be posted here this summer.
No matter how you apply, what matters is that we get to know you and gain a full appreciation of your excellence. Start the application process below.
Live Virtual Information Sessions
We hope you’ll join us for Distinctively Wake, a live online session where you can ask us questions and get the answers right there. Another opportunity to connect: Dean’s Corner, hosted by Dean of Admissions, Karen Vargas, who will address a topic of the week.
|Date||Dean’s Corner Topic|
|July 8||Preparing for the Application Process|
|August 5||The Interview and Supplemental Questions|
|September 2||The Application Process: ED vs RD with Eric Maguire|
|October 7||Top 10 Things to know about Financial Aid at Wake Forest with Tom Benza|
|November 4||Merit-Based Aid and Scholarships with Paul Gauthier|
Don’t miss out!
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