U.S. News and World Report’s 2012 Best Colleges guide once again ranked Wake Forest University 25th among national universities, and recognized the school for its value, undergraduate business program and commitment to economic diversity among its students.
“We are pleased to be recognized for our commitment to students,” said Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch. “Wake Forest University’s low student-teacher ratio, focus on educating the whole person, and research opportunities for undergraduates continue to distinguish Wake Forest among the nation’s finest universities.”
In the overall ranking, the University showed strong results in several categories due to in part to a student/faculty ratio of 11 to one; 54 percent of classes having fewer than 20 students; and 94 percent of first-year students returning for sophomore year.
This year, Wake Forest University Schools of Business jumped six places, breaking into the top thirty with a ranking of 28.
Additionally, the magazine asked high school counselors to rank their top colleges and universities. Their answers ranked Wake Forest 32nd.
“We appreciate high school guidance counselors continuing to rank Wake Forest University among their top choices,” said Martha Allman, dean of admissions. “We believe deeply in our mission to educate our students’ minds, bodies and spirits, and help them find a place in the world after graduation.”
The U.S. News and World Report 2012 edition of the Best Colleges guidebook is available at USNews.com and will be on newsstands September 20.
Sign up for weekly news highlights.Subscribe