Wake Forest University

Women's WCLA Contact: Sarah Grant
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5,102 Undergrads / 8,116 Students
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$23,986 Net Price
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28% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Medium

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
84% / 88%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Team Road Trips

Most road games are in-state.

Recruit Commits
Harlen Bell Stuart CD Princeton, NJ Goal
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1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, NC, 27106, Winston-Salem, NC, 27106 See Directions
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Where Grads Live
  • Greensboro/Winston-Salem North Carolina Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Charlotte North Carolina Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Raleigh-Durham North Carolina Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Baltimore Maryland Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Richmond Virginia Area
  • Greater Denver Area
Where Grads Work
  • Wells Fargo
  • Bank of America
  • EY
  • PwC
  • Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • Deloitte
  • BB&T
  • IBM
  • US Army
  • Accenture
  • Merrill Lynch
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • PepsiCo
  • Hanesbrands Inc.
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Sales
  • Research
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Media and Communication
  • Legal
  • Operations
  • Marketing
  • Healthcare Services
  • Consulting
  • Community and Social Services
  • Information Technology
  • Program and Project Management
  • Business Development
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Test Scores
Critical Reading
600 - 700
640 - 740
1320 - 1490
28 - 32

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 620 - 710 for SAT

SAT Math
SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 13,071 5,611 7,460
% Admitted 28% 30% 26%
% Admits That Enroll 37% 37% 38%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.81
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  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (23%)
    Social Sciences (21%)
    Communication & Journalism (10%)
    Psychology (9%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (8%)
    Physical Sciences (5%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (5%)
    History (4%)
    English Language & Literature (3%)
    Foreign Languages (2%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (2%)
    Philosophy & Religious Studies (2%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (2%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (2%)
    Education (1%)
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies
    Liberal Arts & Sciences
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    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$51,400
    Books & Supplies$1,404
    Cost of Living$13,926
    Personal Expenses$2,400
    Sticker Price$69,130

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    46% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship36%$42,495
    Federal Grants8%$5,673
    Pell Grants8%$4,375
    Other Federal7%$1,470
    State & Local Grants5%$4,832
    Institutional Grants36%$40,723
    Student Loans26%$10,352
    Federal Loans26%$6,904
    Other Loans3%$28,952

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $1.21 Billion $148,512

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $23,811.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $22,750 $253

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 1.4%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 941 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $63,800

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 4.2 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 84% of students graduate on time.

    Team Social
    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 4 4
    Fondling 3 2
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 1 -
    Aggravated Assault 1 -
    Burglary 18 10
    Motor Vehicle Theft 8 -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionArts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: STEM-dominant
    Enrollment ProfileMajority undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, medium, highly residential

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