Wake Forest University
#474 Overall Influence#48 Desirability Rank

Wake Forest University

University

Wake Forest University is a private research university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Founded in 1834, the university received its name from its original location in Wake Forest, north of Raleigh, North Carolina. The Reynolda Campus, the university’s main campus, has been located north of downtown Winston-Salem since the university moved there in 1956. The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center campus has two locations, the older one located near the Ardmore neighborhood in central Winston-Salem, and the newer campus at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter downtown. The university also occupies lab space at Biotech Plaza at Innovation Quarter, and at the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials. The university’s Graduate School of Management maintains a presence on the main campus in Winston-Salem and in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

12,937

Acceptance

29%

Graduation Rate

88%

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$52,348

Fees (in-state)

$974

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$8,349
30K-48K$13,837
48K-75K$19,650
75K-110K$24,987
110K+$47,934

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$79,600

Employed

93%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

7K

Under-Grads

5K

Graduates

2K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem NC 27106

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

23 per 100k

Violent Crime

0 per 100k

What is Wake Forest University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#192 World Rank #101 USA Rank
Medical
#193 World Rank #138 USA Rank
Business
#279 World Rank #147 USA Rank
Law
#274 World Rank #153 USA Rank
History
#379 World Rank #154 USA Rank
Literature
#304 World Rank #217 USA Rank
Communications
#442 World Rank #221 USA Rank
Political Science
#650 World Rank #229 USA Rank
Mathematics
#473 World Rank #230 USA Rank
Education
#687 World Rank #251 USA Rank
Engineering
#515 World Rank #254 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#720 World Rank #299 USA Rank
Anthropology
#677 World Rank #361 USA Rank
Psychology
#1034 World Rank #362 USA Rank
Chemistry
#954 World Rank #377 USA Rank
Sociology
#984 World Rank #383 USA Rank
Philosophy
#1204 World Rank #387 USA Rank
Economics
#940 World Rank #407 USA Rank
Biology

Other areas of influence

#297 World Rank #218 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#529 World Rank #319 USA Rank
Nursing
#948 World Rank #544 USA Rank
Social Work

Influential People

Who are Wake Forest University's Most influential alumni?

Wake Forest University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Medical, Business, and History. Wake Forest University’s most academically influential people include Arnold Palmer, Harold Hayes, and Al Hunt.

Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer

American golfer

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Harold Hayes

American journalist

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Al Hunt
Al Hunt

American journalist

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Will D. Campbell

American writer

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Thomas Dixon Jr.
Thomas Dixon Jr.

American Baptist minister, lawyer, politician and writer

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Melissa Harris-Perry
Melissa Harris-Perry

American journalist

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Carroll O'Connor
Carroll O'Connor

American actor

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Jerry Punch
Jerry Punch

American football player

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Frank A. Armstrong
Frank A. Armstrong

United States general

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Thomas Marshburn
Thomas Marshburn

American physician and a NASA astronaut

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Chris Paul
Chris Paul

American professional basketball player

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Charlie Ergen
Charlie Ergen

American businessman

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