Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,465
Graduate Enrollment: 3,475
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Medium City (100k-250k)
Four-year, medium, highly residential // full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 25.18%

Male/Female: 49% / 51% (2017)

First generation college students: 12.0% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 0.8% (2011)
Percentage of students who are veterans:

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2009 Median Admit SAT: 1,314


2009 Median Admit ACT: 29


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 68.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 64.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 58.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 53.1% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 67.7%
Black: 5.9%
Hispanic: 8.4%
Asian: 3.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 4.8%
Non-resident alien: 9.1%
Unknown race: 0.3%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $77,231
In-State tuition: $59,770
Out-of-State tuition: $59,770

Estimated books and supplies: $1,500 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $16,044 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,572 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $16,044 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,572 (2022)

Average Family Income: $132,533 (2017)
Median Family Income: $94,263 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 8.8%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 17.3%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $21,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $228 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $7,527
$30k-48k $8,337
$48k-75k $10,029
$75k-110k $14,608
$110k+ $54,043

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 86%
6-year graduation rate: 90%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.2% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $21,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,250 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $19,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $19,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 87.5% (2015)
@3 year 91.1% (2017)
@5 year 92.4% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 76.9% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 78.5% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $49,929 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $75,161 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Master's Degree Statistics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 16
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 7
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 130 $22,250 $236 $45,276 ($3,773) $60,234 ($5,020)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 12 $42,432 ($3,536)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 54 $20,674 $218 $74,451 ($6,204) $114,622 ($9,552)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 2
Doctoral Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 11
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 105 $871 $42,692 ($3,558) $52,528 ($4,377)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 10
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 12
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 6
Doctoral Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 11
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 11
Bachelor's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 6
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 34 $39,308 ($3,276) $65,431 ($5,453)
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 5
First Professional Degree Law. 163 $1,195 $63,235 ($5,270) $87,235 ($7,270)
Master's Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 40
Doctoral Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 45 $19,500 $207 $38,583 ($3,215)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 9
Master's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 6
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 90 $22,612 $223 $27,591 ($2,299) $60,300 ($5,025)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 53 $656 $40,983 ($3,415)
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 20
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 8
Master's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 4
Doctoral Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 6
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 29 $87,019 ($7,252)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 23
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 86 $1,462 $101,031 ($8,419) $110,849 ($9,237)
First Professional Degree Medicine. 121 $2,198 $59,846 ($4,987) $87,842 ($7,320)
Master's Degree Public Health. 6
Master's Degree Bioethics/Medical Ethics. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Bioethics/Medical Ethics. 1
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 23 $1,182 $174,513 ($14,543) $161,707 ($13,476)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 104 $18,899 $200 $70,699 ($5,892) $91,708 ($7,642)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 259 $694 $95,314 ($7,943) $110,336 ($9,195)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 30
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 110 $489 $63,274 ($5,273) $91,757 ($7,646)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 108 $19,500 $207 $78,254 ($6,521) $113,398 ($9,450)
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 20 $97,769 ($8,147)
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 89 $579 $76,285 ($6,357)
Bachelor's Degree History. 42 $23,000 $222 $61,916 ($5,160)
Master's Degree Sustainability Studies. 11
Graduate/Professional Certificate Sustainability Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 62 $23,250 $241 $21,093 ($1,758) $68,083 ($5,674)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 8
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 22
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 18
Master's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 4
Master's Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 40 $671 $39,256 ($3,271) $40,660 ($3,388)
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 25 $22,250 $236
Master's Degree Chemistry. 2
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 7
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 14
Master's Degree Physics. 3
Doctoral Degree Physics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 121 $21,500 $227 $37,719 ($3,143) $59,767 ($4,981)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 11
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 16
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 152 $20,927 $217 $55,585 ($4,632) $91,751 ($7,646)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 113 $23,133 $239 $49,404 ($4,117) $70,723 ($5,894)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 50 $23,000 $244 $37,148 ($3,096) $57,671 ($4,806)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 11
Master's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 8
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 37 $20,150 ($1,679) $52,622 ($4,385)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 3


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $108,360
Full time faculty: 71%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 10.0

School's endowment start of year: $1,350,187,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $1,862,910,000 (2022)