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Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

According to its mission statement, Wake Forest University says, "Wake Forest is a university dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the liberal arts and in graduate and professional education. Its distinctiveness in its pursuit of its mission derives from its private, coeducational, and residential character; its size and location; and its Baptist heritage. Each of these factors constitutes a significant aspect of the unique character of the institution." [Source]

Website: http://www.wfu.edu/

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5,472
Undergraduate
Enrollment
86%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$59,770
Tuition & Fees
(annually)

10:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
0.6%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

YES

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

HALF

Science

HALF


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Curriculum last evaluated: 6/15/2022

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.