If you are applying to Wake Forest, the regular decision application deadline is January 1 and the application fee costs $85.
The following is an overiew of some of Wake Forest's admissions stats.
|Wake Forest 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||69%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||23%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||32%|
These are the application deadlines for Wake Forest University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Info Not Available||––||––|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 1||February 15|
Wake Forest University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Wake Forest directly for more information about early applications.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 1. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 15.
➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Wake Forest has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.
What does Wake Forest consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Wake Forest for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Wake Forest, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Wake Forest's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Wake Forest has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Out of all students that were admitted, 19% submitted a class rank. At Wake Forest 69% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 91% were in the top 25% and 97% were in the top 50%.
At Wake Forest University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Wake Forest directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Wake Forest looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Wake Forest is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 23% of Wake Forest's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 32% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Wake Forest applicants, you should aim to earn between 1380 and 1480 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Wake Forest 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1480 and 25% of scored lower than 1380, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Wake Forest students scored 770 or higher and 75% of students scored 670 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Wake Forest students scored 730 or higher, and 75% scored a 670 or higher.
To be most competitive at Wake Forest, you should strive to earn between 30 and 33 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Wake Forest's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.
A 30 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Wake Forest students. Only one out of every four students scored below 30.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Wake Forest. Applicants should hear back by May 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Wake Forest during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Wake Forest?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Wake Forest.
Does Wake Forest accept transfer credits?
✅ Wake Forest accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Wake Forest accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Wake Forest accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Wake Forest?
❌ No, Wake Forest is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Wake Forest's acceptance rate?
✅ Wake Forest has an acceptance rate of 25%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Wake Forest?
🟨 Wake Forest may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
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How hard is it to get into Wake Forest? Wake Forest is a very selective institution. The Wake Forest acceptance rate is 25%. This means that the institution accepts 25 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wake Forest is Jan 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
33 and Above
30 to 33
30 and Less
Composite SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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