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Porter Byrum

Remembering Porter Byrum

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.

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98% of 2016 WFU grads employed or in grad school, new data shows

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).

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Jon Meacham

Historian Jon Meacham to deliver 2017 Commencement address

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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Focus on the Forest

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View of Wake Forest University quad.
Wake Forest students in library.
Wake Forest quad covered in snow.
Wake Forest students walking to class.
Yellow flowers with out of focus view of Wait Chapel.
Wake Forest University campus on a fall day.
Front of Farrell Hall on a snowy day.

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 —
Undergraduate College

At the core of the University, educating global leaders with tradition and innovation in the liberal arts.

Graduate School

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.