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Wake Forest University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1834
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 4,332
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $1,042,557,976
Admissions Address

Box 7305, Reynolda Station
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Website

http://www.wfu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@wfu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Martha B. Allman
Admissions office telephone: (336) 758-5201
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.wfu.edu/admissions/online-app/introduction.html Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 1 4
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies 2 4
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 4 N/A
Total academic units 16 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 43%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 43%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 43%
Total applicants: 7,341
Total acceptances: 3,130
Total freshman enrollment: 1,125
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 3,457
Male acceptances: 1,522
Male freshman enrollment: 544
 
Female applicants: 3,884
Female acceptances: 1,608
Female freshman enrollment: 581
Out-of-state freshmen: 76%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 63%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 88%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 98%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 55%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 99%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 610 – 690
Math: 630 – 710
Combined: 1240 – 1400

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 22.8% 33.2%
600-699 59.0% 54.2%
500-599 15.9% 10.4%
400-499 2.1% 2.2%
300-399 0.4% 0.1%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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