Wake Forest University
#725 Overall Influence#48 Desirability Rank

Wake Forest University

University

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

Net Cost for 60k Income

$19,650

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

23k per 100k

Violent Crime

0k per 100k

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this school influential?

#169 World Rank #99 USA Rank
History
#216 World Rank #113 USA Rank
Medical
#229 World Rank #160 USA Rank
Business
#356 World Rank #177 USA Rank
Law
#431 World Rank #311 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#483 World Rank #332 USA Rank
Communications
#570 World Rank #269 USA Rank
Political Science
#641 World Rank #319 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#691 World Rank #245 USA Rank
Mathematics
#781 World Rank #448 USA Rank
Nursing
#1099 World Rank #582 USA Rank
Psychology
#1132 World Rank #443 USA Rank
Sociology
#1526 World Rank #411 USA Rank
Engineering
#1927 World Rank #993 USA Rank
Social Work
#5121 World Rank #1731 USA Rank
Biology

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 History, Medical, and Business. 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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Carroll O'Connor
Carroll O'Connor

American actor

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Charlie Ergen
Charlie Ergen

American businessman

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Melissa Harris-Perry
Melissa Harris-Perry

American journalist

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Thomas Dixon Jr.
Thomas Dixon Jr.

American Baptist minister, lawyer, politician and writer

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Will D. Campbell

American writer

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Eric N. Olson
Eric N. Olson

American molecular biologist

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Scott Rasmussen

American businessman

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Jerry Punch

American football player

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Harry Y. Gamble

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About This School

How does this school stack up?

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.
Source: Wikipedia