Media Advisory: U.S. News & World Report ranks WFU 27th

U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Colleges guide ranked Wake Forest University 27th among 280 national universities. Wake Forest has been ranked in the top 30 in the national universities category for 20 consecutive years and was also 27th in last year’s guide.

“We are proud to be recognized for the quality of our institution,” said Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch.  “As we focus on providing an exceptional educational experience, we are also pleased to be highlighted for innovation, value and undergraduate teaching.”

Wake Forest was included in the following U.S. News rankings:

  • 10th among national universities for “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching”
  • 21st among national universities on the “Most Innovative Schools” list
  • 27th among national universities on the “High School Counselors’ Top Picks” list
  • 30th on the “Great Schools, Great Prices” list

The Wake Forest School of Business undergraduate program was ranked 34th in the nation among the 478 accredited business schools considered. In the U.S. News and World Report specialty ranking, the school ranked 21st, securing its top-25 position in the Accounting category for the eighth consecutive year.

This year’s rankings again highlighted Wake Forest’s 11 to 1 student/faculty ratio as well as small class size. Fifty-five percent of undergraduate classes at Wake Forest have fewer than 20 students and only one percent of Wake Forest’s classes have more than 50 students, the lowest of any top-30 school.

The U.S. News rankings are posted on

About Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. The University’s graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich our intellectual environment. Learn more about Wake Forest University at


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