Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university in the U.S. state of North Carolina, founded in 1834. The university received its name from its original location in Wake Forest, north of Raleigh, North Carolina, the state Capital. The Reynolda Campus, the university’s main campus, is located north of downtown Winston-Salem, after the university moved there in 1956.
The Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center campus is located nearby. The University also occupies lab space at the Bowman Gray Technical Center, at the downtown Piedmont Research Park, and at the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials. The University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management maintains a presence on the main campus in Winston-Salem and in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In the 2011 U.S. News America’s Best Colleges report, Wake Forest ranked 25th overall among national universities. Additionally, the same report ranked Wake Forest University 12th overall in terms of Best Undergraduate Teaching among national universities.
In the 2009 BusinessWeek Undergraduate Business Schools Rankings, the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy was ranked 14th overall, and #1 in terms of Academic Quality.
uition and Other Fees
|2010 – 2011|
|College of Arts and Sciences*|
|Part-time undergraduate (per semester hour)||1,640|
|Student Activity Fee||110|
|Study abroad enrollment fee for non-WFU programs (per semester)||2,372|
|Audit (per hour)||75|
|Music Fees (one-half hour / one hour)||300 / 600|
|*A student may not register for fewer than twelve hours without specific permission from the appropriate Dean to register as a part-time student. Approval must be attained before the last day of the add period for that term. Please see the Wake Forest Bulletin for more information.|
|Graduate School of Arts and Sciences|
|Full-time graduate & Full-time MALS||31,270|
|Full-time Documentary Film||31,270|
|Part-time graduate (per hour)||1,114|
|Part-time Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (per hour)||362|
|Audit (per hour)||85|
|Graduation Fee (Master’s)||50|
|Graduation Fee (PhD)||100|
|Summer School 2010|
|Undergraduate (per hour)||745|
|Undergraduate Audit (per hour)||75|
|Graduate (per hour)||705|
|Graduate Audit (per hour)||85|
|School of Law|
|Technology Fee (First Year)||400|
|Graduation Fee (Third Year)||50|
|Business School Undergraduates including MSA Fourth Year||39,544|
|MSA Fifth Year||39,544|
|MSA Fifth Year (Third Semester)||38,206|
|Full-time Program, First Year||38,036|
|Evening Program, First Year||33,600|
|Charlotte Evening Program, First Year||33,600|
|Charlotte Saturday Program, First Year||33,600|
|Master of Arts in Management||38,296|
|Calloway Summer Management Program (per hour)||930|
|Student Activity Fee (Full-time Reynolda Campus Graduate Programs excluding Winston-Salem Evening Program)||300|
|Part-time (per hour)||670|
|Audit (per hour)||75|
|Student Activity Fee||360|
|Student Health (Full-time Reynolda Campus only, excludes Babcock Evening and Executive Programs)||316|
|Transcript (Newly matriculating)||50|
|Technology Fee (Off-campus students except audit status)||150|
|Affiliate Study Abroad, Salem College students|
|New Student Orientation Fee (Undergraduate new or transfer – Fall Semester Only)||190|
|Auto Registration Fee|
|Upper Class Students- Reynolda Campus Student Parking Areas||500|
|Upper Class Students- 1st Assembly & Reynolda Village||150|
|First Year Undergraduates- Student Drive Parking Lots||300|
|Summer Session 2010 (Reynolda Campus Parking Lots-for each summer session)||75|
|Motorcycle Registration Fee|
|Summer Session 2010 (for each summer session)||15|
Residence Hall and Apartment Charges
|(Charges are per academic year unless otherwise noted.)||2010 – 2011|
|Single Room and Apartments|
|Apartments & all residence Halls & Themes-Single Rooms||8,528|
|All residence halls, themes, and townhouses (except Polo Hall and Apartments)||7,150|
|Summer Session 2010|
|Study Abroad Programs|
|London, Venice, Vienna, Salamanca, Cambridge and Dijon – Wake Forest Student Abroad Programs (semester long programs)||3,276 / semester|
Meal Plan Charges
Wake Forest College combines the intimacy of a small liberal arts school with the academic vitality of a research university. It is distinguished by its small size and collegiate atmosphere; outstanding faculty of teacher-scholars; and adherence to a values-based educated rooted in Pro Humanitate. The College offers the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degree in a wide range of disciplines.
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers 27 nationally and internationally recognized masters and doctoral programs on the Reynolda and Bowman Gray campuses. The Graduate School also offers a MD/PhD and MD/MS with the School of Medicine; a PhD/MBA with the Babcock Graduate School of Management; the MDiv/MA with the School of Divinity; and degrees in biomedical engineering through the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences.
The Schools of Business strive to develop passionate and ethical business leaders who get results with integrity and through providing thought leadership that advances the practice of management. As a result, the Wake Forest University Schools of Business have been ranked among the nation’s best business schools by most major ranking organizations. With a full range of undergraduate and graduate business degree programs, the Schools of Business offer many options to pursue your graduate business degree. We offer full-time and part-time study in Winston-Salem (main campus) and part-time study, including a Saturday program, through our Charlotte campus.
The School of Divinity, distinguished by its interdisciplinary approach, is one of only five divinity schools in the country with no formal denominational affiliation. The school offers a master of divinity degree; the MDiv/MA in counseling; and the MDiv/JD.
The School of Law, annually ranked among the top 50 law schools in the country, offers a unique close family atmosphere that combines traditional legal courses with an array of experiential learning opportunities through clinics and externships.
The School of Medicine is among the top 32 schools in the country in research funding awarded by the National Institutes of Health. The medical school offers the doctor of medicine degree; a physician assistant program leading to a master of medical science; the MD/MBA with the Babcock Graduate of Management; and a number of masters and doctoral programs in biomedical sciences. The School of Medicine and N.C. Baptist Hospital comprise Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.