Wake Forest University, founded in 1834, is a private liberal arts university. Though small, it has the resources of a much larger institution. Students choose Wake Forest over other similar schools for many reasons, including its small classes, the breadth and availability of its study abroad programs, the strength of its academic programs (particularly accounting and other preprofessional programs) and the commitment to community service, reflected in its 700-member Volunteer Service Corps. Other factors, such as individualized instruction and Atlantic Coast Conference sports, also distinguish Wake Forest. In 1996, Wake Forest launched a comprehensive plan to enhance undergraduate education. The plan has brought greater use of computer technology to the university. All freshmen receive IBM ThinkPads when they arrive on campus, and students have quick and easy access to the university's sophisticated computer network from practically anywhere on campus, including classrooms and residence halls. The plan's many other features include the introduction of first-year seminars (many of which give freshman their first opportunities to use their new laptop computers), the hiring of additional faculty and new scholarships. The 340-acre campus is located in Winston-Salem, adjacent to 150-acre Reynolda Gardens, and has many modified Georgian buildings.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
5,441
Undergraduates
2,520
Men - 46.3%
2,922
Women - 53.7%
3,348
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
32% of 11,959 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
650-750 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
640-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$73,986
Tuition and Fees
$59,770
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$58,372
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$36,016
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
621
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
15%
10-19
44%
20-29
26%
30-39
10%
40-49
4%
50-99
1%
Over 100
0%
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Winston-Salem Population
248,112
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
68% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
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Demon Deacon
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
3.9%
Black/African-American
6.9%
Hispanic/Latino
8.9%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
75.7%
Unknown
0%
International Students
9.0%
First-Year Students Returning
94.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
85.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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