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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.

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Just Getting Started?

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The BasicsThe basics

  • Location: Winston-Salem, NC
  • Type: Private
  • National Rank: #27 (U.S. News)
  • Undergrad Enrollment: 5,287
  • 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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AffordabilityAffordability

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.

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Considering Wake Forest?

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

Interviews Conversation

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.

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Class of 2025 Conversation

Congratulations on beginning your search for your college home! We’re here to help you with facts, figures, and dates you need to know – but also advice from the Office of Admissions.

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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. Start the application process below.

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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
October 7 The Engaged Liberal Arts
Special Guest: Michele Gillespie, Dean of the College
October 14 Early Decision vs Regular Decision
October 21 Scholarships
Special Guest: Paul Gauthier, Associate Dean of Admissions

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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.

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