Wake Forest University (WFU)

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Wake Forest University can be found in Winston Salem, NC, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around seven thousand students are enrolled at Wake Forest University.

35% of all those students that apply are granted admission to Wake Forest University, from which 31 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wfu.edu.

Overall WFU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Wake Forest University was reported as 35.2% in Fall 2013 with over 11,100 college applications submitted to WFU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Wake Forest University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 37.5%
  • 2010-2011: 40.3%
  • 2011-2012: 39.9%
  • 2012-2013: 34.0%
  • 2013-2014: 35.2%
  • Projected WFU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 36.4%

How Does WFU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Wake Forest University is fifty-eight percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Salem College58.2%
Winston-Salem State University55.7%
High Point University64.2%
Guilford College68.2%
Greensboro College78.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

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