Freshmen to Arrive Wednesday

Wake Forest University’s 943 freshmen will arrive on campus Wednesday, Aug. 21, for several days of orientation before classes begin Aug. 28.

As part of an extensive plan to enrich undergraduate education, each member of the Class of 2000 will be provided with an IBM notebook computer and will benefit from additional faculty, specially-designed seminars to strengthen critical-thinking skills and more.

The class was chosen from 6,782 applicants, a record number.

“Applications were up again this year,” said Martha Allman, associate director of admissions. “And again, we have admitted a very strong freshman class.”

Nearly half ranked in the top 5 percent of their high school classes while 42 were high school valedictorians. Representing 41 states and six foreign countries, most of the new students will live on campus. Twenty-six will be day students.

African-American students make up 9 percent of the freshman class.

Orientation for 111 new full-time MBA students begins today. The Babcock Graduate School of Management operates three additional programs. Fifty-eight new students enrolled in the executive program, 42 in the evening program and 39 in Wake Forest’s Charlotte-based MBA program.

Classes begin today for 161 first-year law students.

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