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Colleges / Wake Forest University

Wake Forest Student Life

Wake Forest is on a 340-acre campus in a suburban setting in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. There are many activities and organizations for Wake Forest students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Wake Forest also has fraternities and sororities..

Does Wake Forest Offer Student Housing?

Wake Forest offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Wake Forest students live on campus. In 2021, 68% of undergrads at Wake Forest lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 32% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Wake Forest. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Wake Forest offers coed housing and .

Wake Forest Athletics

At Wake Forest there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Wake Forest:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at Wake Forest

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Wake Forest University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Wake Forest campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Wake Forest offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Wake Forest

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Wake Forest, take Interstate 40 to Winston-Salem, NC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Piedmont Triad International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in North Carolina you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Wake Forest's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Wake Forest Students

54%

Women

46%

Men

99%

Full Time

1%

Part Time

21%

In State

79%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

69%

9%

8%

6%

4%

4%

0.06%

0.02%

0.02%

Undergraduate Students

5,441

Graduate Students

3,348

Non-Resident / International Students

489

Wake Forest Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

8,789

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

32%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$59,770

Out-of-State

$59,770

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 1
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