Wake Forest University

Wake the World!

Congratulations on your admission to Wake Forest! We hope you’ve taken special pride in the curiosity, kindness, and creativity that brought you here. We’d like to tell you a little more about our university and what we hold dear.

We believe inspiration thrives in the presence of the engaged liberal arts – in which classroom concepts meet real-world experience – that knowing, understanding, and transforming are forever connected to thinking, feeling, and doing. Our curriculum ensures that you’ll receive an interdisciplinary education that meets the needs of the world.

Wake Forest, Deacon-structed

To learn about the parts that make up the whole at Wake Forest, below, please experience what we have to offer.

Congratulations again on this most impressive achievement!

Wake Forest students in the First Year Experience class have a wide ranging discussion of the liberal arts, AP class credit, divisional requirements, and required language classes.

Engaged Liberal Arts

The cross section where classroom theory meets real-world experience

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Wake Forest students show the results of their research projects during Undergraduate Research Day.

Undergraduate Research

Students and professors explore shared areas of research interest.

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Wake Downtown

Wake Downtown

State-of-the-art teaching facilities with advanced research labs

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Wake Forest students meet recruiters at the annual career fair, sponsored by OPCD, in the Sutton Center

Career Development

Giving students the confidence to navigate a path from college to career

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Study Abroad Opportunities with Wake Forest

Study Abroad

80% of our undergraduates have an academic study-abroad experience.

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Wake Forest students in the SPARC pre-orientation program lay out and install pre-made wall sections at a Habitat for Humanity build site.

Pro Humanitate

Pro Humanitate is Wake Forest’s motto, which translates as “for humanity.”

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The Arts of Leading conference, hosted by the Wake Forest Program for Leadership and Character and the Oxford Character Project, looks at how the arts and humanities can inform the theory and practices of leadership.

Leadership & Character

Inspire, support, and influence each other toward a common good.

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Wake Forest first year students in the SPARC pre-orientation group work in the campus garden


Learn about, engage with, and shape your own sustainability contribution.

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Therapy dogs visit Farrell Hall on the Wake Forest campus to provide stress relief for students


Our goal: to assist our students in leading healthy and balanced lives.

Explore Wellbeing

Wake Forest students identify what makes them unique, at the Unique Deac event sponsored by Athletics and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

Programming to raise awareness about culturally relevant issues

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Wake Forest business students work in the atrium of Farrell Hall.

School of Business

Developing passionate, ethical business leaders for today’s world

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Wake Forest Theatre performs Ever in the Glades

Wake the Arts

At Wake Forest, the arts belong to everyone, regardless of major!

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Wake Forest Football


Division I. The ACC. Nine national championships.

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Demon Deacon

Demon Deacon

Distinguished. Distinctive. The story of our legendary mascot.

Meet the Demon Deacon

Wake Forest art students on Hearn Plaza

My Favorite Campus Spot

Hear from current Demon Deacons about their favorite places on campus.

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Virtual Campus Tour

Virtual Campus Tour

Unable to visit campus? Let us show you what makes Wake so special!

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