Wake Forest University

One of the nations most respected private schools, Wake Forest University is recognized for its outstanding academic reputation and challenging liberal arts curriculum. With 4,800 undergraduates, the University provides the highly personalized attention characteristic of Americas most selective private institutions coupled with the breadth and depth of a large research institution. Founded in 1834, Wake Forest is committed to personal education, inquiry and exploration, and service. The Graduate School for Arts and Sciences, along with professional schools in law, medicine, business and divinity, enrich the intellectual environment and provide robust resources to undergraduates, as do extensive programs in international studies, entrepreneurship and undergraduate research. The University further distinguishes itself through its beautiful residential campus, sophisticated computing and networking technology, and Atlantic Coast Conference athletic programs. The vibrant campus offers students opportunities to get involved, explore ideas, and take initiative to create programs and events of their own. Wake Forest professors embody the teacher-scholar ideal, which links exceptional teaching with fundamental research and discovery. This results in meaningful research opportunities for students and classroom experiences with professors who are relevant in their fields. Undergraduate classes are taught by full-time faculty, not graduate assistants. Wake Forests motto, Pro Humanitate (for humanity), is at the heart of the Universitys identity and reflects a dedication to making a difference in the world. Volunteerism is a priority among Wake Forest students, who serve regularly at local agencies or travel around the country and the world to participate in various projects. Wake Forest is home to the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, which works closely with industry leaders to transfer its groundbreaking work in nanotechnology to practical applications in the areas of medicine, manufacturing and national defense. Wake Downtown, located in downtown Winston-Salem, is home to the University's engineering and biomedical science programs. The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine is an international leader in the translation of scientific discovery into clinical therapies. Wake Forest is a national leader in rethinking the college to career experience and is at the forefront of transforming the traditional concept of career services into a holistic, four-year approach to personal and career development. The University has become a national model for creating a college-to-career community designed to help students prepare to lead lives that matter.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1834 N/A Semester $1.1 billion + P.O. Box 7373, Reynolda Station, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 (336) 758-5000
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75 100.0 North Carolina Winston-Salem 234 139