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Wake Forest University was founded in 1834 outside the state capital of Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1941, the medical school moved to Winston-Salem, and the rest of the College followed in 1956.

The Basics

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”
Athletic Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
Competing in 18 Division I sports

By the Numbers

National Rank: #27
Enrollment (2017-18): Applicants for first-year admission: 13,073
Freshmen accepted/enrolled: 3,604/1,350
Total undergraduate enrollment: 5,102
Graduate and professional schools: 3,014
Total University enrollment: 8,116
Undergraduate Tuition (2018-19): $53,322
Room/Board: Visit https://finance.wfu.edu/students-parents/sfs/# 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%
Ethnic Diversity 29%
Student Clubs and Organizations 265
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