Welcome to Wake Forest

– A catalyst for good –

Our motto means more.

Pro Humanitate (for humanity) invites us to use our ideas, knowledge, talents and compassion on behalf of humanity in all its difference and diversity. 

Our Winston-Salem, N.C., campus is home to an academic community of almost 9,000 students, with more studying at Wake Forest locations in Charlotte, Washington, D.C., and around the world. A strong undergraduate liberal arts curriculum inspires a holistic approach to preparing graduate and professional school students. We graduate leaders with integrity and courage who use their personal and professional success to make an impact on society.



U.S. News overhauls ranking methodology

In its latest assessment of national universities, U.S. News and World Report uses a new methodology, changing 17 of the 19 indicators that determine national ranking. Wake Forest University ranks 47th among 435 universities. “Hallmarks of the Wake Forest experience include small classes, personal attention and mentoring from professors who are top scholars and experts in their fields,” said President Susan R. Wente.

We climb in memory of those we lost, and in honor of those who answered the call. We will #NeverForget. 🇺🇸

@nofearbattalion held its annual ‘Climb to Remember‘ in remembrance of the 2,977 victims of the September 11. Participants climbed one stair for each life lost.
This fall, Wake Forest is proud to introduce “Walk with Wente,” a new video series highlighting outstanding faculty members and their work. Coming soon!
As summer winds down, what was your song of the summer? 🎶
A look back at New Deac Welcome! #WFU27
A view of downtown Winston-Salem at dusk from Innovation Quarter.

Why Wake Forest?


Wake Forest is committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need through grants, scholarships, work-study, and subsidized loans.

Our Hometown

Within driving distance of both the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Coast, Winston-Salem offers the amenities of a larger city with the vibrant culture of an engaged community.

Facts & Figures

Get to know Wake Forest better by browsing a collection of quick facts, figures and rankings.

By the Numbers


is the number of student organizations that you can explore (or we’ll help you find a match) in order to discover your passion. Don’t find it? Apply to charter one!

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is our student-to-faculty ratio. More than half of our undergraduate classes have fewer than 20 students. Only 1% have more than 50 students.

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of undergraduates have an academic study-abroad experience, many of them in our academic-residential houses in London, Vienna and Venice.

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