Welcome to Wake Forest!

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.

Wake Forest Ironwork

The Facts About Wake Forest

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?

New here? No problem. Here’s where to start.

The BasicsThe basics

  • Location: Winston-Salem, NC
  • Type: Private
  • National Rank: #28 (U.S. News)
  • Undergrad Enrollment: 5,441
  • Ethnic Diversity: 30%

WFU at a Glance »

What to StudyWhat 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.

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The numbers can be daunting, but they are not disqualifying. Let us help you make a college education affordable. Wake Forest meets 100% of demonstrated financial need.

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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.

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Don’t stop here. There’s more to explore.

Visiting Campus »  Virtual Campus Tour »

Considering Wake Forest?

Here’s how to show your interest and get to know us.

Interviews Conversation

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.

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Class of 2026 Conversation

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!

Info for H.S. Seniors »

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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.

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Campus Visits and Information Sessions

We invite you to experience Wake Forest through a student-led tour and either an on-campus information session or a live virtual information session. Through an hour-long walking tour with a student guide and/or an information session with an insider view, you will learn about all that our university offers!

How to Connect With Us!

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Follow WFU Undergraduate Admissions

If you’re a high school senior, and you have not already, please apply to Wake Forest by 11:59 p.m. Monday, November 15 (only four weeks away!). We will fully consider all admissions applications received by then for merit-based scholarships.

You may apply Early Decision (deadline: 11/15) – for those who have fallen in love with Wake Forest as their first-choice school and want to commit – and you’ll hear back from us on a rolling basis.

OR you may apply Regular Decision. With Regular Decision, you’ll hear back from us by April 1!

But again, no matter the application type, please apply by November 15 to be considered for merit-based scholarships. Go Deacs! #WFU26

Assistant Dean Lowell Tillett is the Territory Manager who oversees DE, NJ, and PA. Please reach out to him if you have any questions! (link in profile) #WFU26 ...

Assistant Dean Morgan Wehrkamp is the Territory Manager who oversees CO, ID, Northern CA, MT, NV, NY (Long Island, Rockland and Westchester Counties and Upstate NY), UT, and WY. Please reach out to her if you have any questions! (link in profile) #WFU26 ...

Assistant Dean Thomas Ray is the Territory Manager who oversees AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, and SC ; and oversees Diversity Engagement and Programming. Please reach out to him if you have any questions! (link in profile) #WFU26 ...

Please consider attending our live virtual information session (link in profile) with Director of Financial Aid Tom Benza this Thursday, October 7. 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. Go Deacs! #WFU26 ...

Associate Dean Brett Fuller is the Territory Manager who oversees CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT. Please reach out to him if you have any questions! (link in profile) #WFU26 ...