History, Affiliations and Rankings
Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private institution that has a suburban setting in North Carolina, later shifted to Winston-Salem. It is affiliated with the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). The university was ranked 23rd position in 2020 by US News and World Report. 33rd by Research Universities and 46th Private College by Forbes. It is the ‘Best Value’ among national universities.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The main campus is spread across 340 acres. The other three campuses namely Reynolda Campus, Baptist Medical Campus, Charlott Centre and Innovation Quarter. The campuses offer all facilities such as residence, classrooms, dining, and sports. The university uses a semester-based academic calendar. With six schools on campus, the university offers a wide range of 45 majors and 60 minors in subjects like law, business, medicine, liberal, medical, liberal arts, sciences, etc. It also offers service-learning programs, research opportunities and co-curricular programs.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Wake Forest University has ranked in the top 30 in the National Universities category for 26 consecutive years. It has a student athlete graduation rate of 96% and ranks #3 in for Study Abroad opportunities according to Open Doors Report 2021. Wake Forest University has 70,000 living alumni who have achievements in various fields. Some notable names are Richard Burr, Tim Duncan, Robert Ehrlich, Charlie Ergan, Emily Giffin, and Kay Hagan.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Wake Forest University has a student enrollment of over 15,100 students who represent over 47 States and 45+ countries on the campus. Students from more than 50 foreign countries are living on the campus of Wake Forest University. Further, 30% of the student population constitutes students from ethnic minorities. In the past 10 years there have been nearly 20 different languages spoken on campus by the students. Wells Fargo, EY, Deloitte, Truist, Bank of America, PwC, Amazon, Morgan Stanley and other top firms recruit graduates from Wake Forest University.