Wake Forest University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: North Carolina


Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Wake Forest rates as one of the top private universities in the Southeast. The university's name recognition comes partly from its accomplished Atlantic Coast Conference athletic teams, especially basketball. But Wake Forest's academics shouldn't be underrated. The university is a member of Phi Beta Kappa for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, and Wake Forest boasts of its small classes and impressive student / faculty ratio. Overall, the university provides an unusual balance of a small college academic atmosphere and a large university sports scene.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business, Communication Studies, Economics, English, Finance, History, Kinesiology, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 6862
Total Grad Students: 2205
Undergraduate Students: 4657
Faculty: 1403

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 5:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 3:1

Percent Male: 48%
Percent Female: 52%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 85%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 90%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Reynolda Station
Salem North Carolina 27109

Website: http://www.wfu.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 336-758-5255

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Martha Blevins Allman
Director of Admissions, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Office of Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
J. Kline Harrison
Associate Provost for International Affairs, International Affairs

Athletics Contact:
Ronald D. Wellman
Director of Athletics, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used? Yes

High School Transcript Required? Yes

Minimum GPA for Applying:
The minimum college grade point average is required of transfer applicants is a 2.00.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a four-year institution is 60 semester hours.

Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test scores (ACT and/or SAT) are required for admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) is required for admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
Essay or personal statement is required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
$50 application fee.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:
Rolling Admission Begins April 1

Spring Deadline:
November 1

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 28 31
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 600 690
Math 613 710

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 252

Transfers Accepted: 88

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 34%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 40%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -6%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2007


Books: 930

Other Expenses: 2225

Room and Board: 11010

Tuition and Fees: 39970

Total Cost: 54135

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Transfer students are eligible for all WFU financial aid programs. There are no available merit-based scholarships for transfer students. For information on our need-based financial aid programs, visit our Financial Aid web site: http://www.wfu.edu/finaid/

CSS/Profile Used? Yes

Own Financial Aid Form? No

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6013

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 79%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 62%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 51%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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