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.



In sports, ‘hot hand’ is real, but there’s a catch

Wake Forest economist Erik Nesson investigated the hot hand phenomenon using statistics from NBA 3-point shooting contests from 1986 through 2019. Nesson and co-researcher Robert Lantis of Indiana University found that hot hand exists, but only for shots taken from the same location.


Deac to Deac

A conversation with ‘Mr. Wake Forest,’ Ed Wilson (’43, P ’91, ’93), and longtime psychology professor Debbie Best (’70, MA ’72). Wilson has spent his entire life at Wake Forest, except for a stint in the Navy and graduate school at Harvard. Best came to Wake Forest as a student in 1966 and never left.

The annual Wake Forest Lovefeast is one of our most cherished traditions. Join us this Sunday 7 p.m. in Wait Chapel.

We hope you will join us as the radiance of this night becomes the light within the darkness of the world.

#wfulovefeast #wakethearts
Lighting of the Quad 2023 🎄🕯️
Pitsgiving 2023 with Sofia! 🍗
Our Deacs are giving back to help those in need this holiday season. Along with @campuskitchen_wfu, they have prepared and delivered around 600 meals for local residents facing food insecurity during TurkeyPalooza. #ProHumanitate
Happy Pitsgiving! Let’s eat. 🍗🥧🍽️
Debbie Allen is our inaugural Maya Angelou Artist-In-Residence Award recipient. The award honors world-renowned artists who reflect Maya Angelou’s passions for creating, performing and teaching and celebrates exceptional artists for combining achievement in the arts and a commitment to improving the human condition. 

Angelou was Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest from 1982 to 2014. #WakeTheArts 


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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Welcome to Deactown

Whether cheering or playing,
we all bleed Black and Gold