Vault Rating: 4 out of 5

Uppers

  • Located in culturally rich Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Relatively low student-teacher ratio and small class size

Downers

  • Selective
  • Expensive

The Bottom Line

  • Wake Forest University is a small, well-respected private institution that offers rigorous liberal arts and interdisciplinary programs through small classes, an engaged faculty, and a supportive community.

Admissions

Wake Forest University is selective, with an admission rate of about 40 percent. The admissions criteria is competitive. In keeping with Wake Forest's motto of Pro Humanitate (for humanity), the admissions committee seeks intelligent, curious, and highly motivated students who are...  

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