Because of the generosity of Porter B. Byrum (JD '42) -- an attorney, businessman, philanthropist and Wake Forest alumnus -- hundreds of students have had the opportunity for a Wake Forest education. Today the Wake Forest community remembers Byrum, whose lifetime giving to the University totaled more than $50 million.
New First Destination data collected by the Office of Personal and Career Development show that 98 percent of the Wake Forest undergraduate class of 2016 are either employed or in graduate school (based on a 91 percent knowledge rate).
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham will deliver Wake Forest University’s commencement address on Monday, May 15.
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About the University
Offering the personal attention of a small liberal arts college, coupled with the breadth and global relevancy of a leading research institution, Wake Forest claims the distinction of being the nation's premier collegiate university. Wake Forest is consistently ranked among the top 30 universities in the nation. Our mission is to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity in the spirit of our motto, Pro Humanitate.
— The Schools —
At the core of the University, educating global leaders with tradition and innovation in the liberal arts.
Training scholars in the liberal arts and sciences and the biomedical sciences.
School of Business
Developing globally relevant business skills and helping students to find their passion.
School of Divinity
An ecumenical and dynamic theological school equipping religious leaders for ministries of justice, reconciliation, and compassion.
School of Law
Modeling engagement and professionalism through academic excellence and a thorough commitment to service.
School of Medicine
Promoting health and well-being by cultivating the discovery, teaching and application of biomedical knowledge.