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U.S. News ranks WFU 27th

U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 Best Colleges guide ranked Wake Forest 27th among 280 national universities. The University is recognized for undergraduate teaching, innovation and value.

Wake Forest first-year students symbolically launch their career journeys in Wait Chapel with colored paper airplanes.

Wake Forest one of ‘50 Colleges That Create Futures’

Wake Forest University is featured in “Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom” — a new Princeton Review book highlighting the nation’s best institutions.

Students explore avenues of learning outside of the classroom.

Getting a jump start on college

LENS@Wake Forest offers interactive classroom learning, hands-on work with community and campus partners, and more for high school students.

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More space for living and learning

A new freshman residence hall planned for the south side of campus is one of many construction projects currently taking place on campus.


Colbert: ‘Give yourself extra credit’

For senior Margaret Mulkerrin, comedian and late night television host Stephen Colbert offered the perfect advice for the Class of 2015. “Do yourself a favor: Be an easy grader. Score yourself on a curve. Give yourself extra credit.”


Sustainability grad student sets example

The Master of Arts in Sustainability program, an interdisciplinary one-year program that gives students and early to mid-career professionals the diverse skillset they need to work in the global sustainability marketplace, will graduate its first students this year.

James Otteson, executive director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism and teaching professor, explores the moral role of business with his undergraduate students in Farrell Hall.

Why business?

Students in Jim Otteson’s class develop a framework for understanding an individual’s purpose, a firm’s purpose and an industry’s purpose in supporting a humane and just society.

Caroline Robinson of the Environmental Protection Agency meets with a group of students during the STEM Slam, a speed-dating style networking opportunity hosted by Wake Forest's Office of Personal and Career Development.

STEM careers ‘speed-dating’ style

Wake Forest’s first STEM Slam brought together students who were looking for job opportunities with companies who were looking for potential employees. If that sounds like your typical career fair, it wasn’t.


A ‘Best Value’ Once Again

Wake Forest is again one of the nation’s “Best Value” colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review. The rating uses a unique ‘Return-on-Education’ (ROE) rating that measures 40 data points including academics, graduation rates and salaries.


WFU had an unforgettable 2014

From a commencement speech that the entire country watched to celebrating world-class rankings to honoring new and old traditions, Wake Forest had an unforgettable 2014.