Winston-Salem, NC
Wake Forest University


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Recent Reviews

Claudia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Classes are very small which allow you to truly know your classmates and professors. Social life is great, freshman year you ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Classes are very small which allow you to truly know your classmates and professors. Social life is great, freshman year you are forced to have a random roommate which is an awesome way to meet someone new and learn great skills that make you grow as a person. I love Wake and would not trade it for another school.

Shelley
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I will be honest. I guessed on most of this scholarship. I am a student here, but I am solely online. I am also only studying...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I will be honest. I guessed on most of this scholarship. I am a student here, but I am solely online. I am also only studying counseling, clinical mental health, but that option did not pop up. What I can say is they are amazing with online students. They have so many resources for me to use and are easily contacted. They even gave me a counselor of sorts who checks in every month to make sure things are going well. If personal life interferes with my classes they work with me to make sure I won't fall behind, and ask about how life is outside of school. They genuinely want to see me succeed. And I love it. I hope to be considered for this scholarship, and hope you don't mind that I know about the school from an online perspective, rather than on campus.

Nana
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I loved my first year at Wake Forest. I've met some really great friends through services provided by the university: pre-ori...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I loved my first year at Wake Forest. I've met some really great friends through services provided by the university: pre-orientation programs, dorm life, and work study. I enjoyed all of the classes I took, even if they were just to satisfy a divisional. I am very glad to say that I've learned in every class setting. The class sizes are perfect: they are small enough to the point where every student can intellectually contribute to the conversation. This also helps with getting to know the professor and establishing a relationship outside of the classroom. My only issue about Wake Forest is the fact that it prides on diversity. Yes, it is diverse compared to other schools in North Carolina, but as a minority I would like to see more services or events that helps the minority population feel more included.

Sicily
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Unfortunately, I really didn't enjoy it. Party life was too big, and there was a definite hivemind. There was not much in the...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Unfortunately, I really didn't enjoy it. Party life was too big, and there was a definite hivemind. There was not much in the way of diversity in any sense, and it was an aggressively conservative campus among the students. I didn't fit in and I wasn't comfortable . My friends were professors. I graduated in three years because I was so dissatisfied. It was also run like a business; there was little to no thought with regards to how things ultimately affected students and professors.

Gabriella
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As an incoming Freshman and having spent a great deal of time over the last two years visiting, getting to know the student b...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As an incoming Freshman and having spent a great deal of time over the last two years visiting, getting to know the student body, admissions office, financial, office, departments and campus as well as parents I am extremely blessed to be attending Wake Forest University. I love Winston-Salem, Reynolda House and Museum, the gardens and the city over all. Very friendly campus and I feel welcomed, safe and that they genuinely care about me as an individual. I am encouraged to pursue my medical schools dreams but also study world religions and participate in drama. I loveour that service is a priority for Wake Forest and our motto Pro-Humanitate represents what Wake Forest embraces and advocates not just for the students but its faculty and administration. I will be bringing my foundation Loving Smile to campus and I am honored and humbled to be a Demon Deacon!

Mia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is an amazing school that offers several different opportunities to students as early as their freshman year. The teachers...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is an amazing school that offers several different opportunities to students as early as their freshman year. The teachers and students are all dedicated to achieving true academic greatness and each strive to enhance their knowledge about the world around them. The environment was warm and inviting on my visit and was a huge factor in me applying to attend there for my freshman year in college. I am extremely excited to be a member of the Demon Deacon family this coming fall as a member of the 2022 class!

Cayla
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Wake Forest is the University for me. The small class sizes make it easier to learn and have a close relationship to the pr...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Wake Forest is the University for me. The small class sizes make it easier to learn and have a close relationship to the professors who will check up on you if you are absent and are willing to move their schedules to help you. The people are friendly and the campus is beautiful. Wake Forest Feels like a community more than a boring college campus.

Imani
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Wake Forest can be intimidating when you first get there, but there are definitely resources available there to help support ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Wake Forest can be intimidating when you first get there, but there are definitely resources available there to help support you. As long as you take advantage of them, you will be fine. It is also pretty easy to find a place to fit in since there are so many different organizations to become a part of. Everyone is encouraged to be involved and push themselves to reach their fullest potential. Overall, this school is great because of its constant exposure to new and exciting opportunities. I am glad that I decided to come here.

Ammar
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Summary: Wake Forest University is a focused school. I know its cliche, but people really do work hard, play hard. Unfortuna...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Summary: Wake Forest University is a focused school. I know its cliche, but people really do work hard, play hard. Unfortunately, this translates to a very large greek scene, and if you don't have a group or know who you are and find people with interests like yours, you'll often feel stranded if you aren't going out. Have no fear! There are people for you, you just gotta hunt for them. You won't feel pressured to go out or go to frats/parties if you aren't into that (unless its your own friends pressuring you, which is your choice). Due to the spring rush, frats do not push to attract people. The people who are into the scene distinguish themselves in the fall, leaving campus quieter and giving a more pleasant environment. Additionally, students from more diverse backgrounds will feel the campus is rather white-washed, and may feel isolated or different. This is an unfortunate truth to campus, and if you don't know where to go you will continue to feel that way. There are organizations and people for you, but I stress that you need to hunt diligently. Seek out places and people like the Black Student Organization (BSA), or the Intercultural Center (IC). Academically, professors are wonderful. Ask your seniors for recommendations on who to take, be wary of your class selection and you should be fine. You can feel like you have a lot of work to do at times, especially as a freshman, but you can overcome it with good scheduling. Its fairly easy to get on and off campus, with regular shuttles, and shuttles you can call late-night on the weekend. Which is great if you just want to go out eating with friends in town, or are old enough to get into the alcohol scene off-campus. (not that it isn't EASILY available on-campus, to a ludicrous degree.) There are also plenty of events on campus, but if you don't know where to look, you'll really get bored on Friday and Saturday nights. Check out the club registrar. Food is decent, with event food being pretty great. There have been steady improvements that are slowly raising the food to fairly strong level in my opinion. The student union and student government have pushed changes for diversity and bigger selection, and so far, so good. Freshmen live all together on the south side of campus, which is a phenomenal choice, since it allows them to live with people of their own experience and form friend groups, and keeps the freshmen out of everyone else's hair. Overall, fairly good. If they continue to expand the number of minorities on campus and remove some of the prevalence of frats, it will really be a superb place to be.

Brianna
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I like to rate schools based on the 4 C's: 1. Classes 2. Cuisine 3. Cool-Hang outs 4.Climate (social and weather) This is act...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I like to rate schools based on the 4 C's: 1. Classes 2. Cuisine 3. Cool-Hang outs 4.Climate (social and weather) This is actually the first time I will be using this method as I have just finished my very first year at Wake Forest University. First things first, classes. From my experience as well as my other classmates that attend WFU, most classes class sizes were comfortable. There are only a few extremely large classes and even those were on the small side in comparison to other large colleges and universities. There are always a few difficult/unreasonable teachers in every school. However I rarely hear of any at Wake. I have enjoyed all of my classes and all of my professors are extremely passionate about what they teach and how students learn. Next, cuisine. There are two main cafeterias. One on the North part of campus and one on the south side of campus. Both are affectionately called the "Pit." Both locations have pretty decent food. Actually exceptional food. There are a variety of healthy options and not-so-healthy options. There are specific stations for vegetarians and gluten-free diners. Aside from these two cafeterias there are PLENTY of restaurants to choose from. Chick Fil A, Moe's, Boar's Head, 2 Starbucks, a student run coffee shop, and student favorite's such as Shorty's, Zick's, and Bistro. Wake Forest is about 10-15 minutes away from downtown Winston-Salem. However there are shuttle services that run during the week and on the weekends to many different places in the Winston Salem area, ensuring that students are able to visit all the different “hang outs” Winston Salem has to offer. There are also plenty of parties and events that take place on campus tp ensure there is never a dull moment. Finally, the climate. We deal with your standard unpredictable North Carolina weather. Cold winters with a few inches of snow, sweltering summers, and confusing springs/falls. As for the social climate, greek life is not a MUST but is definitely common. There are hundreds of clubs and organizations to get involved in and many opportunities to discover your passions through the countless social interactions. Overall Wake Forest has been an outstanding, welcoming, and comfortable home away from home. It won’t be hard for anyone to find their place.

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  • 4,955
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  • $49,308
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