Since its founding in 1834, Wake Forest University has built on its tradition of academic excellence and service to humanity. With 4,500 undergraduates, the University provides the highly personalized attention characteristic of America’s most selective private institutions coupled with the breadth and depth of a large research institution. The University is recognized for its outstanding academic reputation and challenging liberal arts curriculum.Wake Forest embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, prizing personal interaction between students and faculty. It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.
The Graduate School for Arts and Sciences, along with professional schools in law, medicine, business and divinity, enrich the intellectual environment and provide robust resources to undergraduates, as do extensive programs in the humanities, international studies, entrepreneurship and undergraduate research.
The University further distinguishes itself through its beautiful residential campus, sophisticated computing and networking technology, and Atlantic Coast Conference athletic programs. Wake Forest is home to the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, which works closely with the industry leaders to transfer its groundbreaking work in nanotechology to practical applications in the areas of medicine, manufacturing and national defense. The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine is an international leader in the translation of scientific discovery into clinical therapies.