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Wake Forest University

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Description of Wake Forest University

  • Founded: 1834 year
  • Location: Winston-Salem, USA
  • Age of students: from 17 years
  • Number of students: 7600 people
  • Type of training: joint, mixed
  • Accommodation Type: Residence
  • English language.

Wake Forest University (WFU) is a private non-profit university founded in America on February 3, 1834.

High School got its name in honor of the city in which the institution was originally - Wake Forest. In 1956, the university moved to Winston-Salem, where it is today. University buildings are located in the central part of the city. In 1967, the institution received accreditation and moved from the status of a college of higher education to a full-fledged university.

The WFU university has an eventful history and dynamic development; therefore, over the years of its work, it has appeared in many rankings and lists of prestigious educational institutions:

  • In 2015, the university was ranked 27th in the “National Universities” ranking, and also ranked 11th in the “Best Student Training” ranking (US News & World Report)
  • The university has been on the list of the top 30 best universities in the country for 18 years. Five times entered the top 25 institutions.
  • Sv 2018-2019 year the university was in the list of the best universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings (387th place).

Wake Forest University has a small size, but has excellent research potential in various fields. The university includes several colleges of different directions:

  • College Wake Forest
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Theology
  • Law School
  • Medical school.

The Wake Forest University educated many famous personalities: mathematician Phillip Griffiths, Senators Richard Baer and Kay Hagan, a professional basketball player Chris Paul, Tim Duncan and others.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Wake Forest University

Program name
All year round
from 55440.00 $ / year
from 55440.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 34670.00 $ / year
from 34670.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 34670.00 $ / year
from 34670.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

During their studies, WFU students are accommodated in residences on campus:

  • Southern Campus (1st year students' dormitories): Babcock Hall, Bostwick Hall, Johnson Hall, Luther Hall, Collins Hall and South Hall
  • Quad Area: Kitchen Hall, Davis Hall, Huffan Hall and Taylor Hall
  • Northern Campus: Magnolia Hall, Dogwood Hall, Polo Hall, Martin Hall, Palmer Hall, Piccolo Hall, North Campus and student apartments.

All residences have air conditioning, common rooms and recreation areas, wireless internet, cable TV, laundry. Rooms for 1-2 people, fully furnished.

University students living on campus, when enrolling, choose their meal plan using a special system with local currency. You can get good nutrition in canteens located at any campus of the university + students can buy food and snacks for dollars at retail outlets:

  • The Fresh Food Company (The Pit)
  • "Magnolia Room" (open from Monday to Friday)
  • "Benson's Food Court"
  • Shorty's Restaurant & Bar
  • Starbucks Coffee Shop
  • Department Store Subway
  • Convenience stores.

Activities Wake Forest University

On the basis of WFU there are more than 160 student organizations, including creative, intellectual activities. Here are some of them:

  • UN Model
  • Literary magazine
  • Debate club
  • Volunteer service
  • Capella group
  • Army club ROTC and others.

The university has several dozen communities and women's clubs - altogether more than 30 youth associations (Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Sigma Phi and others). Funding and development of clubs involved in the councils that are responsible for them: intermarriage, national pan-Greek and pan-Greek.

The university has created the necessary conditions for practicing various sports:

  • Yoga
  • Dancing
  • Training Camp
  • Athletics
  • Football
  • Basketball (male / female)
  • Field Hockey (Female)
  • Golf
  • Baseball
  • Tennis
  • Fan Club "Screaming Demons"
  • Kayaking
  • Hang gliding (and other extreme sports depending on the season).

During the year , various social events are organized on the basis of Wake Forest University, organized by the Student Union:

  • Lectures
  • Concerts
  • Family Weekend
  • Weekly events (film screenings, Tuesday evenings, quizzes, etc.)

Facilities and equipment at Wake Forest University

The campus of Wake Forest University is located in the state of North Carolina in the city of Winston-Salem: from here a few minutes by car to the Blue Ridge ski resort or beaches.

The university campus consists of several parts:

  1. The campus of Reynold is the main (divided into north and south). Includes six undergraduate residences, a post office, a Subway restaurant, a bookstore, sporting goods store, and the Waite chapel where prayers or events are held.
  2. The Bowman Gray Campus is located in the Ardmore area near downtown Winston-Salem. Here is the medical center of the university Wake Forest
  3. Campus "Charlotte" - located in the same American city in the state of North Carolina. Here is located the Higher School of Business and all related facilities and curricula.

Campus infrastructure includes facilities for various types of physical activity:

  • Reynolds Gym Sports Center
  • Gym
  • Recreation center
  • Fitness center Miller and not only.

Admission dates and extra charges

Applications for university curricula for the next year are accepted until January 1 of the current academic year.

Cost of programs:

  • Undergraduate - from 55440 $ / year
  • Master's program - from 34670 $ / year
  • Doctoral - from 34670 $ / year.

Additional expenses:

  • Registration fee - $ 66
  • Residence accommodation - from $ 9560
  • Food - from $ 5458
  • Transportation - $ 900
  • Training materials - $ 1500
  • Other personal expenses - $ 1000-1500
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa and consular fees
  • Purchase air tickets in both directions.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Applicants and students wishing to enter Wake Forest University need to prepare a package of documents:

  • Application for training
  • High school diploma
  • English proficiency testing (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • Letters of recommendation from teachers (1-2).

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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