Wake Forest University Reviews

  • 57 Reviews
  • Winston Salem (NC)
  • Annual Tuition: $62,128
91% of 57 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 57 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 4/6/2023
  • Degree: Business
"Academics: Wake Forest fully prepares its students to excel in their future endeavors, whether it be in graduate school or into a career. The curriculum is rigorous, giving rise to the school's nickname "Work Forest". Students flourish because its small student faculty ratio enables them to collaborate closely with their involved professors, giving students an interactive hands on experience. Such close collaboration is an important foundation/skill to succeed in both the work envirnonment or graduate school. Wake has one of the top Study Abroad programs in the country, and 80% of students take advantage of studying abroad. Wake students become very well rounded and gain a global perspective. You will graduate with an elite education at Wake. Social: Although Wake has a small school feel in the classroom, students proudly display their big school spirit. Wake is among the top universities for all major sports, and students actively attend games. There is also a lively greek scene as well. Campus: Beyond beautiful. You feel as if you stepped into a resort. Plenty of open green space, gardens, variety of trees, beautiful architecture. Wake Forest has been named in many "most beautiful campus" rankings. Dorms are modern and dining hall food is rated highly by students. Wake Forest is also about 10 minutes from downtown Winston Salem. Plenty of cafes, restaurants and an arts district. Alumni: Strong national alumni network ensures students ample opportunties and support post graduation. Wake alumni are tight knit and look out for each other. Overall: Wake is a top tier university, and although a Top 30 school, its quite frankly very underrated."
Paige Twyne
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
Michael Aper
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2019
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"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."
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2018
  • Degree: Communications
"The MA program in Communication at Wake Forest is an excellent program for those wishing to go on to a doctoral program (as I am) or go into the work force (which I did directly out of school). The program is intense and well-rounded, with lots of access to world-class, tenured faculty. The advising is good, especially the thesis process, and I learned a great deal about how to conduct high level research. If you're interested in Debate, Wake Forest has an elite debate team. Overall, I absolutely loved my time at Wake, and my credentials and recommendations from Wake professors secure me admittance into the doctoral program I wanted."
Quincy Banks
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Wake Forest School of Medicine is an excellent Medical School. I experienced some set backs during my first year. WFSOM staff, professors, faculty embraced me with care, concern and support. They are truly who they say they are. WFSOM is family. Go Deacs!"
Taylor J
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"Wonderful program and faculty with excellent resources for learning and research."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"It was a good school. I developed many relationships and helped me in the job makret"
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
Megan Curan
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"I chose to pursue my Master's of Physician Assistant Studies at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, because of their Inquiry-Based Learning curriculum and commitment to building compassionate, creative health care providers. The IBL learning style facilitates problem-solving development and independent learning techniques that will be invaluable throughout my career as a PA. I also fell in love with the creativity and opportunity to learn outside of the classroom built into the curriculum. For example, students visit local museums during their dermatology unit to sharpen description and observational skills. These innovative approaches set Wake Forest apart from every other program I researched."
Edith Page
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Mathematics
"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."
  • Reviewed: 2/27/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"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.""
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"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 :)"
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
Stacey Panchyshyn
  • Reviewed: 4/7/2015
  • Degree: Business
"The program was great and helped me to get a great job."
Stephanie Farmer
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2015
  • Degree: Economics
"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."
Jenny Chen
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Wake Forest School of Medicine is worth every penny of its tuition. The staff are supportive. They are creating an educational program where residency programs from across the country would say, "You are a graduate of Wake Forest School of Medicine. We want you to be a part of our residency program." I'd feel proud to be from this school. However, the school is in a quiet city. Industries in the surrounding area (i.e. furniture at High Point) has been hit by outsourcing. There is not much of a nightlife. Also, public transportation is almost non-existent. But since you're studying all the time in medical school, those things are not missed."
James Lackland
  • Reviewed: 2/10/2015
  • Degree: MBA
"The evening MBA program at Wake Forest University provides an exceptional learning environment. The small class sizes, team focus and lock-step nature of the program provides the ultimate in student support. The setting is collaborative and intimate. The faculty are interested in student engagement and learning. Overall, the program develops a high level of technical skills, leadership acumen and an interpersonal philosophy that places a high priority on building well-rounded people."
Alexandra Palazzo
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"This is a great program that will guarantee you a job and most likely passing CPA rates, but will require a good deal of work."