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Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Wait Chapel located on the Hearn Plaza (or the 'Upper Quad'). credit: Jijithecat at English Wikipedia
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
4,900 Undergraduates
30% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Private
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
27106
(336) 758-5000
www.wfu.edu

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina founded Wake Forest University in 1834 on a plantation in northern Wake County. Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, this private research university sits on 340 acres. The school is one of the top 30 in the nation. Fifteen Rhodes Scholars, four Marshall Scholars, 92 Fulbright recipients and 15 Truman Scholars have been affiliated with the university. Notable alumni include basketball players Tim Duncan and Chris Paul, U.S. Senator Richard Burr, Former U.S. Representative Donna Edwards, television writer Carol Barbee and golfer Darren Clarke. The school’s motto is “Pro humanitate” or “For humanity,” the colors are old gold and black and its mascot is the Demon Deacon. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division I FBS – ACC; varsity sports offered include men’s basketball, baseball, cross country and football, and women’s basketball, cross country, field hockey and tennis. Some of the school’s long-lived traditions include hosting a large Capture the Flag game during freshmen orientation, and toilet papering the quad when one of the sports teams wins a big game. The Benson Center on campus also hosts Awake All Night, an all-night party featuring a casino, carnival, laser tag and a scavenger hunt.

Location

Winston-Salem is a city in and the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. With a 2018 estimated population of 245,549 it is the second largest municipality in the Piedmont Triad region and the 5th-most populous city in North Carolina, and the 89th-most populous city in the United States. Winston-Salem is home to the tallest office building in the region, 100 North Main Street, formerly the Wachovia Building and now known locally as the Wells Fargo Center. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

65

restaurants score

Students
47%

Men

53%

Women

19

Average Age of Entering Students

100%

Live On Campus

27

New Transfer Students

Admissions
30%

Acceptance Rate

31%

Enrollment Yield

14,006

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$23,826

Typical Cost

$51,400

Average Tuition

47%

Recieve Financial Aid

91%

Have Loans

$21,000

Median Debt

Academics
10.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Finance

Top Major

3

Faculty Awards

7

National Academy Members

152

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 243 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, there are 21 fraternities and sororities on campus, and 53 percent of female students and 39 percent of male students participate

Party Scene:

Ranked one of the top 20 party schools in the nation
Athletics
Football Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Basketball Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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