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Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

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 signi!cant aspect of the unique character of the institution." [Source]

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

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5,441
Undergraduate
Enrollment
85%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$57,760
Tuition & Fees
(annually)

10:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
1.6%
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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FIRE Speech Code School Rating
A yellow light institution maintains policies that could be interpreted to suppress protected speech or policies that, while clearly restricting freedom of speech, restrict relatively narrow categories of speech.<br /><br /> Warning: FIRE believes that free speech is not only a moral imperative, but also an essential element of a college education. However, private universities, as private associations, possess their own right to free association, which allows them to prioritize other values above the right to free speech if they wish to do so. Therefore, when a private university clearly and consistently states that it holds a certain set of values above a commitment to freedom of speech, FIRE warns prospective students and faculty members of this fact. Six schools surveyed for this report meet these criteria.
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Curriculum last evaluated: 6/8/2021

2019-20 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.