Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, N.C., with more than 8,000 students. The undergraduate population of more than 5,400 hails from 47 states and more than 45 foreign countries.

Ours is a vibrant and diverse academic community in which students pursue learning in one or more of the 45 majors, 60 minors and additional programs we offer within our six colleges and schools.

In September 2021, U.S. News & World Report ranked Wake Forest as one of the top 30 National Universities for the 26th consecutive year. In addition to the overall standing of 28th place, Wake Forest stands at 24th for Best Value.

  • 11 to 1: Student to faculty ratio
  • 99%: Portion of all undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students
  • 61%: Portion of Class of 2018 graduates who studied abroad
  • 45: Majors offered (undergraduate)
  • 60: Minors offered
  • 6: Colleges and schools
  • 80,121: Living degree recipients
  • 50: U.S. states in which they live
  • 38%: Portion who live in North Carolina
  • 103: Foreign countries in which they live

Wake Forest is a private research university that is proud to be part of the Southern Ivy League, a group of private schools in the southern United States that are amongst the most prestigious n the country.

he University is known for its Accounting, Law, Medical and Business Schools. It is also known as a Hidden Ivy School.

Wake Forest was ranked in the top 25 among national universities on the Best Values list. The list is based on a combination of academic quality and the cost of attendance for students who receive need-based financial aid. The University was also ranked 29th for best undergraduate teaching.

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