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Prospective Students


As the nation's premier collegiate university, we offer the personal attention of a liberal arts college with the resources of a large research institution. We invite you to learn more about our campus community — intellectually curious people who value the life of the mind, strong character and authenticity.


What sets Wake Forest apart?


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A Community of Communities

Welcome to Wake Forest. What better place to learn, thrive and realize your full potential than in a community of communities that celebrates the education of the whole person in mind, body and spirit?

Are you curious, creative and eager to explore? So is Wake Forest. Do you view the world as your classroom and regard the future as yours to shape? Wake Forest does. Are you driven to make a difference through volunteerism, public engagement and service to humanity? Then Wake Forest welcomes you.

International Opportunities

More than half of undergraduates study abroad. Many enjoy a unique experience in one of the university's three residential study centers: London, Venice, Vienna.

Majors & Minors

Wake Forest offers more than 35 major areas of study in our undergraduate programs leading to the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees.


A culturally rich, mid-size city – one of the state's most vital metropolitan areas. Known as the City of the Arts and Innovation, it's home to the nation's first Arts Council.

Pro Humanitate Pro Humanitate Pro Humanitate Pro Humanitate

The Wake Forest campus is a place of teachers and students, philosophers and scientists, artists and athletes, debaters and dancers. We are a community of communities. Get to know a few of our students. Visit our Student Life page to see the many student-centered activities.

Because of the size of the campus and the strong connections among schools and departments, students have access to a network of peers, faculty and administrators for a college experience that is fulfilling in all respects. Curricular and co-curricular opportunities abound.

Financial Aid

What you need to know.

Students are admitted based on the unique qualities they bring to our community. Wake Forest's generous financial aid program allows deserving students to enroll regardless of their financial circumstances.

“We're committed to making your dream of a Wake Forest education a financially feasible reality. Don't let concerns about cost keep you from applying.”

– Financial Aid Director Bill Wells ('74)