Winston-Salem, NC
Wake Forest University


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Recent Reviews

Kyle
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

-ASK for a spot at the schools you are serious about - this sets you above a majority of the applicants and gives your applicaiton life -visit every university that you can as soon as you hit your Sophomore year -don;t let your HS teachers discourage you form taking trips to colleges- it is ok to miss class- but make up your work -always visit when school is in session- so you can get a feel for the people and aura of academia -take time to look for the places you would enjoy studying- or spending time with friends e.g. coffee shops or libraries -spend the night on campus with a current student! -the school for you will be the one that feels like home- the "best fit" for YOU -when chosing the school for you (after receiving acceptance), visit your favorite again and then list pro's and con's - see yourself on campus with friends and in class- think of yourself in class and in the library- during exams etc. -RUSH for greek life regardless of any preconceived notion- you will make friends and meet so many more people than if you you chose not to rush

Lisa
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a college that you will be comfortable and confident attending. Your college will be your home for four years, and you ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a college that you will be comfortable and confident attending. Your college will be your home for four years, and you want to be somewhere where you can be yourself, and make the most of the experience. While at school get involved in activities you love and enjoy and you will easily make friends whom you will get along with and are compatible with. If you have an open mind it is impossible not to have an amazing experience at school.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Everyone here comes from upperclass families who have a lot of money. I am constantly surrounded by people who feel entitled to things and who are reletively spoiled and stuck up in comparison to my friends from home.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known the extent to which Greek life controls social life . I also wish that i had known how difficult classes were going to be and that I would not be as successful ias i had been in highschool

Jordan
Describe the students at your school.

A fairly homogenous group of people who balance work with a surprisingly strong social scene.

Describe the students at your school.

A fairly homogenous group of people who balance work with a surprisingly strong social scene.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go to the school that presents the most doors you are interested in. Just becuase there are opportunities doesn't mean its right for you.

Matthew
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The success in Division I sports in relation to our size. Wake is one of the smallest division I schools in the nation (behin...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The success in Division I sports in relation to our size. Wake is one of the smallest division I schools in the nation (behind Rice and 1 or 2 others) but we still compete in the ACC and do exceptionally well in many sports. The small size makes season tickets available to all students and the athletes blend in more with the rest of the student body, both things that do not happen at large state schools.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

There is no "right place" for any one student, and a good deal of the decision should depend on what feels most comfortable for each individual. Narrowing a list down based on size, location, afordability, or other general criteria can bring you to an excellent starting point, but visiting and interacting with students is vital to getting a real taste for what the school is like. On paper, some universities will seem like a perfect fit and others will not; these views may be drastically reshaped after a weekend on campus. One very critical point to keep in mind is, DO NOT select a school because you think you should go there based on its academic reputation compared to all the alternative colleges or universities you have been accepted to. There are hundreds of quality colleges/universities in the US. A diploma is just a piece of paper, it tells very little about what you learned in college other than your area of academic concentration. The amount of effort you put into your academic studies and what you choose to do during your collegiate years will carry you in the next phase in life, not the name on your diploma.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The administartion is not very good and they attempt to fine you for the smallest things. The people here are awesome, but the administartion definitely has some flaws. Career services is also somewhat lacking

Garrett
What kind of person should not attend this school?

Antisocial people who aren't approachable or approaching. Also, people who aren't willing to step up their work ethic should...

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Antisocial people who aren't approachable or approaching. Also, people who aren't willing to step up their work ethic should not attend.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit as many different schools and possible and go with your gut. Also, make sure that if you're paying full price for the school that it is absolutely worth it.

David
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit a lot of schools and make a realistic list of ones that you can get into

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit a lot of schools and make a realistic list of ones that you can get into

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who doesnt want to work hard and play hard

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Grade deflation is really bad here. Teachers focus on learning, lots of it, but dont hope for a 4.0

Caroline
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Wake Forest is an academically challenging school with plenty of opportunities to get involved.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Wake Forest is an academically challenging school with plenty of opportunities to get involved.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Wake Forest was considerably smaller than other schools I considered. Looking back, I believe it was the ideal size. It was small enough to allow for small class sizes, but large enough to meet new people every semester.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise students and parents to visit each school before applying. There is no way to tell whether a school is right until you walk around its campus and see the people that go there. To make the most of one's college experience, I would advise a student to get involved and approach everything - both classes and social groups/events - with an open mind. It is easy to fall into the trap of simply extending you high school social life and behaviors into college, but there are infinate opportunities to get involved in new things and I would highly recommend taking as many opportunites as possible to do so.

Eric
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Wake is known not only for top academics, but our athletics has flourished in the past few years as well.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Wake is known not only for top academics, but our athletics has flourished in the past few years as well.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell a student to talk to current student at any given school they are looking at to find out if the interests/concerns of the student are the same as their own. It is important to be around people who care about similar things, otherwise you will not have a great experience. If you have conservative views, than it would be a good idea to seek out a conservative school, and visa versa. Once at school, I would say to get involved in as many things as possible. Introduce yourself to everyone. Learn as much as you can, because you will remember this experience for the rest of your life. It is also a time of finding yourself, and you cannot do so unless you look. Work hard and play hard. Try not to stress as much as you feel you should. Enjoy the experience, there will be nothing else like it.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The academically inclined student whom wants to grow as a student and person.

Sarah
What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known more about the social population. Wake was a perfect fit for me academically, but socially, I may have cho...

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known more about the social population. Wake was a perfect fit for me academically, but socially, I may have chosen a different school.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The lack of sustainability and lack of ethnic/cultural diversity

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell students to look fist at what they want, acedemically. Next, they should get a good idea of how the social scene on campus is, so they can get an idea of how they will fit into the bigger picture. Also, they should look at what activities and organizations are available to them on campus in order to find out how they want to bec ome involved.

Lindsey
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Definitely visit all of the campuses because each college is very different from the rest. The most important things to look...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Definitely visit all of the campuses because each college is very different from the rest. The most important things to look at are: size of classes, availability of classes, professors office hours, diversity of student organizations, diversity of campus, the area surrounding the school and the resources available within the university library. Also, the prevalence of Greek life can be a deciding factor for many prospective students. My best advice is to visit the campus and stay for a night with a current student. This will give a prospective student the best outlook on the campus and university life.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

On-campus parking is always difficult for students who live off campus and commute in for classes. It was a problem throughout my 4 years and the school is attempting to resolve the issue.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

The significance of sororities and fraternities. As a northerner, sororities and fraternities are not exactly prevalent in the universities surrounding my home. It worked out, but I would have liked to have had more of a warning prior to my first semester.

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