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 eight thousand students are enrolled at Wake Forest University.

Only 30 percent of applicants are admitted to this school due to the fair number of applicants and the increase competition for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.wfu.edu.

Overall WFU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Wake Forest University was reported as 29.6% in Fall 2020 with over 12,600 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 staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 30.3%
  • 2017-2018: 27.6%
  • 2018-2019: 29.4%
  • 2019-2020: 29.6%
  • Projected WFU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 27.2%

How Does WFU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Wake Forest University is ninety-two percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Winston-Salem State University67.6%
University of North Carolina School of the Arts28.9%
High Point University74.6%
Guilford College75.0%
Greensboro College77.1%

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 2020)

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