Welcome to Wake Forest!

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be closed beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, July 1, and all day Monday, July 4, for the Fourth of July holiday.

A Summer Waitlist Update

As we prepare for the summer, we’d like to provide some more information about 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%

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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.

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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.

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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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Our Forest is populated by more than 100 species of trees and more than 100 species of birds. More importantly, it is infused, invigorated, and enhanced by the experiences, scholarship, and cultural traditions of an entire planet.

One of every 10 Wake Forest undergraduates in 2021-22 came to the University from another country, but that’s only part of this global story.

The other is in the students — regardless of their points of origin — who take the leap to learn abroad and bring their knowledge back to their main academic home. In all, 66% of the Class of 2020 received academic credit for study abroad. That’s the third-highest figure among national universities in U.S. News & World Report’s September 2021 rankings.

Ours is the only Top 30 national university to own three academic-residential houses in other countries. Between them, Worrell House in London, Flow House in Vienna, and Casa Artom in Venice have been home to more than 3,000 Wake Foresters over the years.

It’s also important to note that our commitment to international education flows both ways. Wake Forest provides international students with a yearlong transitional experience rooted in written and spoken communication.

To learn more about all of these global experiences, please visit our campus community.

July and August Visits

From July 6-August 10, we will offer in-person information sessions paired with student-led campus tours. This two-hour visit experience will be offered Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Register for your campus-visit experience at the link in profile. Go Deacs!

Most of us need a job, and Wake Forest will help you achieve that – but also much more:

We’ll help you find a context in which you may do your best work.

Wake Forest University’s Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD) equips students with the tools and confidence to navigate the often daunting path from college to career.

And our unique approach yields results.

For nine consecutive years, at least 96% of students in each graduating class were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. Additionally, we’re one of very few top national universities to offer five college-to-career courses for credit. The OPCD developed Ready7, a step-by-step process that gives students a clear set of accomplishable actions to be prepared, confident, and ready for career and life.

Students engage with employers through hundreds of experiences, including industry-specific Career Treks, career fairs, “boot camps,” and diversity recruiting events. After graduation, students will continue to be supported throughout their careers by the national-award-winning Alumni Personal and Career Development Center.

Early and intentional engagement: that’s the philosophy of the OPCD – and Wake Forest as a whole.

Get ready to be inspired, challenged, and prepared for your future by engaging with the OPCD team from Day One.

Wake Forest University's Commencement is Monday, May 16! Congratulations, Deacons! ...