Wake Forest is the nation’s premier collegiate university, balancing the personal attention of a small liberal arts college with the breadth and depth of a large research university.
Wake Forest’s relatively small size – less than 5,000 undergraduates – enables the University to create rich interdisciplinary programs within and across all programs of study. The campus is small enough for students and faculty to know one another, to forge strong links among schools and departments and to create academic benefits that few other schools can match. Here you’ll find a vibrant and engaging community of learning.
The University offers programs in liberal arts as well as graduate and professional education
Wake Forest is distinguished by its small size, complemented by the resources of a larger university. Undergraduates can choose among 37 different majors.
A community atmosphere and beautiful campus are two things you’ll notice right away
When you choose a university, you also choose a home for four years. Wake Forest is a place where you’ll enjoy living, learning and finding your niche. Wake Forest’s hometown, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a culturally rich mid-size city. Students are required to live on campus their first three years; housing is guaranteed for all four years. First-year students can bring cars, but residence halls, classroom buildings, the student center and fitness center are just a short walk from anywhere on campus. Numerous dining choices are offered, including a new Starbucks study space in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.
A student/faculty ratio of 11:1 encourages one-to-one interaction and intellectual collaboration between students and professors
Most classes have less than 25 students. First-year students take two seminar classes with less than 18 students in each. With the exception of health classes and some laboratory sections, all classes are taught by faculty teacher-scholars, not graduate students.
Education of the Whole Person
Wake Forest was formed in 1834 with a unique educational mission: it sought to build not only intellect, but also character. The University believes deeply in its responsibility to educate the whole person — mind, body, and spirit — and to help students find their place in the world following graduation.
Education of the whole person includes exposure to new ideas and experiences, the arts and culture, as well as opportunities to partake in intellectual, social, athletic, spiritual and recreational activities.
Service also is an integral part of the Wake Forest experience. Students serve humanity through the pursuit of knowledge and also through volunteer activities — both locally and globally.Wake Forest also has a deep commitment to nurturing students through leadership development programs. A Wake Forest education holistically embraces students’ academic interests as well as their well-being.