Dance overheard Math’s ideas from across a crowded curriculum. They came from two different worlds, yet in that moment a collaboration previously deemed impossible suddenly felt like the only way to change the status quo.

Wake Forest University – a 5,200-undergraduate, test-optional, liberal-arts school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, 45 majors, and 60 minors – channels this capacity of the liberal arts to give rise to new perspectives for traditional academia, providing students and faculty alike with creative opportunities to enhance learning, comprehension, and practical application.

“Sure…but how does it work?” you ask.

Well, this interdisciplinary approach might take the form of a series of talks interpreting a film through the lens of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Health and Exercise Science; or French. It could be combining literature with physics for a semester-long collaboration, or even an in-class performance of a scene from a Spanish play to provide perspective and context for an advanced language course.

It’s about bringing the best of two worlds together and embracing the interdisciplinary culture of the liberal arts to achieve deeper understanding.

See for yourself.

Then, if you haven’t already, register for an on-campus information session, student-led campus tour, and/or live virtual information session.

And, if you’re a high-school senior…

please apply to Wake Forest by 11:59 p.m. Monday, November 15 (less than 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.

We look forward to learning how you creatively advance the liberal arts into new places.


Eric Maguire, Vice-President for Enrollment, Wake Forest University

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