Wake Forest: Admission Statistics 2024

When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from Wake Forest University’s latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

Wake Forest Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: 1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston Salem
  • State: North Carolina
  • Institution: Private
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: Semester
  • Retention Rate: 93.8%
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 5,447
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Optional 
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Factors in Admission Decisions

Academic

Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Important
Recommendations
Considered
Standardized test scores

Non-Academic

Very Important
Character/personal qualities
Important
Interview
Extracurricular Activities
Talent/Ability
Considered
First Generation
Alumni/ae Relation
Geographical Residence
State Residency
Religious affiliation/commitment
Racial/ethnic Status
Volunteer work
Work experience
Level of applicant’s interest

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: January 1
  • Deferred Admission: Yes (1 year maximum)
  • Early Admissions: Allowed
  • EA/ED: Yes (Early Decision)
  • EA/ED Deadline: November 15

Student Life Information


Student Diversity

Total Undergraduates (Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking, including first-year)

  • 466 International (nonresidents) students
  • 481 Hispanic/Latino students
  • 339 Black or African American, non-Hispanic students
  • 3,591 White, non-Hispanic students
  • 3 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic students
  • 227 Asian, non-Hispanic students
  • 0 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic student 
  • 297 students with two or more races, non-Hispanic
  • 43 students with race and/or ethnicity unknown

Tuition/Fees

$85 Application Fee 

$63,608 Tuition Fee

$1,150 Required Fees

$20,440 Food and Housing (On campus)

Financial Aid

Total of Need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $72,050,977

Total of Non-need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $11,851,542

The data presented here was collected from the Wake Forest University Common Data Set 2022-2023.

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