Wake Forest University Reviews

4.23 out of 5 stars
(10 Reviews)
  • Winston Salem (NC)
  • Annual Tuition: $53,322
88% of 10 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 10 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Paige Twyne - 6/10/2019
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018
"The community at Wake Forest University feels more like a family than an actual University. Professors are very invested in their students and take the time to meet with students outside of class for office hours. In addition to help in office hours, it is common to grab lunch with a professor outside of class, or even be invited to their house for a home cooked meal. Take advantage of the opportunity to get close with your professors at Wake Forest University, this is not able to be done at larger universities with larger class sizes. Wake Forest University undergrad is a diverse and very intelligent group of students with many different interests and talents. When walking on campus to classes, you can expect to see people you are acquainted with as well as many new faces everyday. Wake Forest University is located about 10 minutes outside downtown Winston-Salem, NC which is a medium sized city. There is a satellite campus located right downtown that is specific to some classes with buses to take you to and from your classes downtown if you choose to take classes there. Due to the intense nature of the academics at Wake Forest Univ, you will find that most of your time will be spent studying. Even though the classes are hard, you will find that most students are encouraged to hold campus jobs, join different clubs and greek life, and become local volunteers. Overall, you will find that Wake will take what you are good at and make you GREAT. They provide endless opportunities for students and graduates who show that they work hard, are well rounded and have the potential to "make it" in the real world."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Michael Aper - 2/20/2019
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2015
"Wake Forest University is a world-class university. The student to faculty ratio is small giving students a high-level of access to their professors. The ease of access experienced by students at Wake Forest opens the doors to a lot of opportunity for them to be involved in research that will create a more robust education and assist them in finding a professional career that is a good fit. It helps students understand their proficiency with various tasks as well as learn what it means to be a team member. I found the student life to be infused with inclusion and acceptance. People of all backgrounds will find that their input and experiences are valued. Student life concentrates on volunteerism and community service. It gives students a better understanding of the world in which we live and how they can use their talents to make it a better place for those less fortunate. I strongly recommend looking into the programs offered by Wake Forest if you have an interest in using your education and knowledge as a way to contribute to society at large."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Taylor J - 6/27/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I am a very recent graduate of Wake Forest University and cannot recommend this school to degree seekers enough. It honestly was the best four years of my life, as they say. I was actually excited to go to class every day, I looked forward to doing my reading assignments and learning from some of the most intelligent men and women I know. Wake Forest does so much for its students, whether it be providing them with research experience opportunities or career services. Wake Forest feels like a community or a family, not just a university. And even though we aren't that stellar at football or basketball, we all still come out to the games to support our fellow Demon Deacons! I highly recommend looking into Wake Forest, you won't regret it."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kristen - 3/28/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2011
"Wonderful program!! Very hands on with a lot of awesome labs. Great professors and small class sizes. Even help finding a career position. I would recommend this program to anyone. You can concentrate on many aspects. I loved microbiology and pathology."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Edith Page - 3/28/2017
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2017
"Wake Forest University has been a fantastic experience overall. The classes are quite challenging and grading can be a bit frustrating. Wake could really use some more academic advising specific to individual majors. My major, minor combination was very difficult to complete and I did not know how notoriously difficult the program was. Also, I really think a lot of better course planning and scheduling could have ameliorated a lot of the stress that came with a rigorous major."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Sarah - 2/27/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015
"Wake Forest University has an incredibly beautiful, walk-able campus. To walk from end to end takes only 10 or so minutes, so getting to class is easy. I am very impressed with the rigor of the university. My professors demanded high quality work from each student. Furthermore, the Wake Forest name will carry you far. I and the overwhelming majority of my classmates secured employment prior to graduation."
2.6 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/31/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2010
"Strong academic reputation. Small class sizes. Good liberal arts school. Easy to feel like an outsider in the student body if you do not fit the Wake Forest "type.""
4.7 out of 5 stars
KAT - 11/3/2015
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2013
"Wake is a work hard, play hard school and it attracts students who like this atmosphere. You'll have intelligent conversations with friends, but also make the best memories of your life with friends who love to have a good time. Almost everyone is well rounded at the school, and most love to get involved whether in volunteer activities, Greek life, student life, tutoring, etc. Wake is a beautiful campus with beautiful students! I met my husband there and I'm so grateful for my time there :)"
3.7 out of 5 stars
derijl2 - 6/30/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2006
"Excellent well-rounded undergraduate education. Fairly conservative campus experience that seems to be getting more balanced over time. Students very competitive and high-achieving. Active greek life."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Stephanie Farmer - 3/25/2015
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2018
"Wake is a great school for any major, but especially for those looking to do business, economics, communications, or political science. All the professors are very dedicated and work hard to make sure no student falls behind. Class sizes are very small and colaboration is always encouraged for better learning."
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