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.



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.


Computer scientist wins NSF CAREER Award

In groundbreaking work as a computer scientist, assistant professor Minghan Chen uses artificial intelligence to create new techniques to better understand the mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s disease and predict its progression.

We could have danced all night. President’s Ball 2024! 🪩✨
Wakeville 2024! A student-led celebration of the arts at Wake Forest. #WaketheArts
Welcome to Campus Day, #WFU28! 

Today is your day to explore the Forest and get a feel for what makes this place so special. 🎩

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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