Welcome to Wake Forest!

A Waitlist Update

The May 1 deadline for admitted students to enroll has now passed, and, while we celebrate those who have accepted our offers of admission, we also have some open seats that we would like to fill via our waitlist.

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.

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: 5,472
  • 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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Wake Forest students walk between Dogwood and Magnolia residences on a cool fall morning

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 2027 Conversation

We’re excited that you’re considering Wake Forest! We’re offering student-led tours in June and student-led tours paired with in-person information sessions in July and August.

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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.

Application Process »


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Campus Visits and Information Sessions

Whether in-person – student-led tours in June or student-led tours paired with information sessions in July and August – or online – our diverse offering of live virtual information sessions – we want to help guide you through the world of possibility that is Wake Forest University.

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