College Spotlight: Wake Forest University


The PowerScore College Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different college or university each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school’s website.

Wake Forest University  is today’s College Spotlight. From the school’s website:

At the heart of Wake Forest University is the College's rich liberal arts core.  Surrounding the college are the graduate and professional schools, each with its own distinctive program.  Wake Forest functions as a Collegiate University, a community where scholars, both faculty and students,  habitually cross the boundaries of their particular disciplines, schools, and programs to engage in collaborative, interdisciplinary work.  We teach one another—students, college faculty—because we are small enough to know one another, excited by our research and our teaching; we are members of a community that prizes collaboration and appreciates difference.

The College embraces the teacher-scholar ideal and values, above all else, student-faculty engagement.  Personal interaction and intellectual exchange between students and faculty make Wake Forest a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in and outside the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.

Because we put the education of our students first and recognize that their education must be built on a firm foundation of outstanding scholarship and state-of-the-art research, Wake Forest College offers students and faculty alike a unique educational experience where the liberal arts flourish within a community that emphasizes teaching and scholarship, collaboration and community, hard work and public engagement.

Type of school: Private 

Setting: Suburban, small city

Size: 4,775 (total undergraduate enrollment)

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,237 

Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1.

Acceptance percentage: 40%

Tuition and fees: $43,200 (2012-2013)

Room, board, and additional expenses: $15,060 (2012-2013 estimate for students living on campus)
Address: 1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, NC  27106
Phone: 336.758.5201
Twitter accounts: @WakeForest1834
Facebook: Wake Forest University
All information was gathered from the school’s profile on the website and the school’s website. Please consult the school’s website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information.  To see other schools in the College Spotlight series, click here.