Welcome to Wake Forest

 

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. 

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Our Winston-Salem, N.C., campus houses an academic community of almost 9,000 students, with more studying at Wake Forest locations in Charlotte, Washington, D.C., and around the world. Our 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 success to make an impact on society.

News

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2024 Commencement, Baccalaureate speakers announced

One of the nation’s top health leaders, Dr. Mandy K. Cohen, Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will deliver Wake Forest’s commencement address on Monday, May 20. Also joining Wake Forest for the commencement weekend will be baccalaureate speaker Reverend Gary Dorrien, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Religion at Columbia University.

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Wake Forest senior named Yenching Scholar

Senior history major Oscar Bray has been selected for the prestigious Yenching Scholars Program at the Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing, China. The program is a globally recognized postgraduate initiative that gives young scholars a unique graduate education of global perspective.

Wake Forest Magazine

Windfall

It’s not often that a group of alumni discovers a decades-old pot of money hiding in plain sight, but a fraternity's forgotten housing fund from the 1940s provides a scholarship fund to students today.

Congratulations! Assistant Director of Advocacy and Social Justice Deb Marke and Rute Ayalew (‘24) have been named Wake Forest University’s 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. “Building the Dream” award winners.

Building the Dream awards are traditionally presented to a professor or administrator and a student from Wake Forest  who exemplify King’s qualities and promote diversity within the community.

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Sixty-four years ago this week, students from @wssu1892 were joined by a group of students from Wake Forest to protest segregated lunch counters in Winston-Salem.

Twenty-one students were arrested that day — 10 students from Wake Forest and 11 students from Winston-Salem State. The students’ non-violent protest, along with other protests in Winston-Salem, led to a desegregation agreement among local merchants in the city later that spring.

We celebrate their bravery in the face of adversity, as well as their determination to spark positive change. 

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#ProHumanitate is the purpose behind an educational experience Unrivaled by Any.

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Lunar New Year Festival 2024 presented by @wfu_asia! 🧧 #lunarnewyear #wakethearts

Why Wake Forest?

Affordability

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

250+

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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11:1

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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60+%

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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