WFU at a Glance
Wake Forest is the only college in the history of the U.S. News rankings to advance from classification as a Regional University to the Top 30 of the National Universities list. It combines the facilities of a research institution with a degree of faculty engagement most often associated with small liberal arts colleges. To put it another way: Yes, you can have it all.
As you’re exploring Wake Forest, take a look below to learn a little bit about who we are. Additional quick facts and other information about Wake Forest can be found on our about us site.
|Status:||Private, coeducational collegiate university with a liberal arts curriculum|
|President:||Nathan O. Hatch, AB, AM, Ph.D.|
|Motto:||“Pro Humanitate” (For Humanity)|
|Colors:||Old Gold and Black|
|Mascot:||The Demon Deacon|
|Fight Song:||“O Here’s To Wake Forest”
|Alma Mater:||“Dear Old Wake Forest”
Dear old Wake Forest, Thine is a noble name;
Thine is a glorious fame, Constant and true.
We give thee of our praise, Adore thine ancient days,
Sing thee our humble lays, Mother, so dear.
Dear old Wake Forest, Mystic thy name to cheer;
Be thou our guardian near fore’er and aye.
We bow before thy shrine, Thy brow with bays entwine,
All honor now be thine, Mother, today.
— George W. Paschal, Class of 1892
(Thuringian folk song)
|Athletic Conference:||Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
Competing in 18 Division I sports
By the Numbers
|National Rank:||#27 (U.S. News, September 2019)|
|Enrollment (2019-20):||Applicants for first-year admission: 12,558
Freshmen accepted/enrolled: 3,718 (29.6%)/1,371
Total undergraduate enrollment: 5,287
Graduate and professional schools: 3,208
Total University enrollment: 8,495
|Estimated Cost of Attendance (2019-20):||$74,424|
|Room/Board:||Visit Student Financial Services for information re: housing and meal plan options and costs|
|Faculty to Student Ratio:||1:11|
|Faculty with the highest degree in their field:||94%|
|Student Clubs and Organizations||250|
|Admissions Viewbook||Download the PDF|