Wake Forest UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina Private Nonprofit regional Accreditation

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$55,440

Avg tuition

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About Wake Forest University

Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Wake Forest University enrolls more than 8,000 students annually. The private, nonprofit school has an acceptance rate of 30% and a graduation rate of 88%. Wake Forest offers 45 undergraduate majors, 60 undergraduate minors, and 30 graduate disciplines. It also oversees nine online programs. Wake Forest students have access to more than a dozen research centers and institutes. Learners can also enjoy roughly 180,000 square feet of recreational space, plus numerous student organizations and services.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

30% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 30%

Retention Rate (High Retention Rate) 94%

Graduation Rate (High Graduation Rate) 88%

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Ways to Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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54%

Female Student Population

10:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

8k

Students Enrolled

Demographics

White

67%

Non-U.S. Citizen

10%

Black

8%

Hispanic

7%

Asian

5%

Two or more races

3%

Unknown

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

9% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

9%

State Grant Aid

5%

Institution Grant Aid

36%

Pell Grant

9%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $6,087
State Grant Aid $5,112
Institution Grant Aid $44,705
Pell Grant Aid $4,722
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Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.