Wake Forest University

#596 / #178
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Most Desirable School

University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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About Wake Forest University

According to Wikipedia, 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 Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist medical 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.

Wake Forest University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate
11,959 32% 89%

How Much Does Wake Forest University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $5,250
30K - 48K $5,981
48K - 75K $12,004
75K - 110K $23,550
110K+ $50,359

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Wake Forest University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Wake Forest University, then you can expect to earn an average of $79,600 per year. You also have a 93% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Wake Forest University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
7,585 5,233 2,352

Where is Wake Forest University?

Wake Forest University is located at 1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem NC 27106

How Safe is Wake Forest University?

Wake Forest University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Wake Forest University Known For?

Wake Forest University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Wake Forest University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

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, Communications, and Biology. Here are some of Wake Forest University's most famous alumni:

Al Hunt
Al Hunt
An American journalist.
Thomas Marshburn
Thomas Marshburn
An American physician and NASA astronaut.
Frank Thompson
A United States Congressman .
Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer
An American golfer.
Jesse Helms
An American politician .
David L. Heymann
An Infectious disease epidemiologist.
David Farr
David Farr
An American businessperson and corporate director, retired Chair and CEO, Emerson Electric Co..
Charlie Ergen
Charlie Ergen
An American businessman.
Tim Duncan
Tim Duncan
An American basketball player.
Wayne Oates
An American psychologist.
George Holding
An American lawyer.
Archibald Thomas Robertson
A Baptist New Testament scholar.