Wait Chapel and the quad seen through a Wake Forest ironwork symbol

You belong here.

Wake Forest University invites you to pursue the life of the mind with enthusiasm; put our cherished motto of Pro Humanitate into action; build lifelong friendships; and connect your academic learning to the world through service, clubs, student government, athletics, civic engagement, field trips, study away, internships, and so much more. 

Put simply, Wake Forest prepares you to live a life of meaning and purpose.

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

Wake Forest, Deacon-structed

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

Here, you’ll find academic opportunities that offer you real-world experiences in research, arts, and service – communities and organizations that draw you in, give voice to your passions, and offer leadership opportunities.

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

Undergraduate Research

At Wake Forest, you will join a community of learned minds – with similar intellectual curiosities – with whom you may connect, intern, and conduct research.

Wake Downtown

Wake Downtown

The newest high-resolution microscopy, equipment to match atoms’ shaking patterns, and oxygen-free chambers for studying metalloenzymes – not to mention the chance to work with the world’s leading scientific researchers.

Wake Forest students attend a career fair put on by the Office of Personal and Career Development in the Sutton Center

Career Development

College-to-career courses; 400+ career-related events, go-to career opportunities: our career-development officers will help you discover the right job – and the context in which to do your best work.

Study abroad

Study Abroad

We want you to see what Wake Forest has to offer at “home” and away: more than 80% of our students have a study-abroad experience.

First-year Wake Forest students in the SPARC volunteer service program.

Pro Humanitate

We are a community committed to our students’ growth academically, professionally, and socially. As a result, our students seek ways for their university, local, and global communities to flourish.

Leadership and character

Leadership & Character

We focus on engagement with virtuous exemplars, initiating and continuing dialogue to increase virtue literacy and an awareness of situational variables and biases – to be leaders with empathy and humility.

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


Our examination of the intersections of humanity and the natural resources that support life expands from local ecosystems to the communities and ecosystems of the Amazon, African Savanna, and Belize Barrier Reef.

Wake Forest University students participate in Goat Yoga on Manchester Plaza.


At Wake Forest, you will begin a journey of discovery. A profoundly important part of that journey: wellbeing experts will offer areas where you may examine your whole self.

Wake Forest business students work in the atrium of Farrell Hall

School of Business

Expert career coaching, robust alumni networks, and active business leaders who love to teach: for these reasons, 99% of our graduates are employed / in grad school within six months of graduation.

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

Our Office of Diversity and Inclusion partners with campus organizations to provide programs to holistically serve Wake Foresters. Our mission: to inspire, support, and influence us toward the flourishing of community.

The Wake Forest Theatre performs the final dress rehearsal of She Loves Me

Wake the Arts

Whether through our Secrest Artist Series; art museum; creative-writing classes; or theatrical, dance, and music productions: here, you will find the abiding satisfaction that comes from the life appeal and fulfillment of the arts.

Wake Forest men's basketball beats Duke in double overtime


Our Screamin’ Demons are our largest student organization and give Wake Foresters special access to our Division I sporting events. And 90% of undergrads participate in at least one intramural team!

Demon Deacon

Demon Deacon

The Deacon was christened with his fierce adjective during a football game when a school reporter announced, “Those Deacons are playing like demons.” Over decades, he has remained distinguished and distinctive.

Academic Evolutions

Academic Evolutions

To learn more about this remarkable place, filled with incredibly talented people who want to engage the world in impactful ways, we hope you will watch our student stories.

Virtual Campus Tour

Virtual Campus Tour

We’ll take you inside residence halls, dining halls, and classrooms – but we’ll also tell you what happens outside the classroom, to help you learn what gives this place its character.