Wake Forest is on a 340-acre campus in the suburban setting of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
There are many activities and organizations for Wake Forest students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Wake Forest has fraternities and sororities.
This table offers information on housing at Wake Forest.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for junior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||76%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||24%|
Wake Forest offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Wake Forest students live on campus. In 2022, 76% of undergrads at Wake Forest lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 24% 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.
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 university, funding, and competition 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||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
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.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit 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
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