Wake Forest ranked among top national universities by U.S. News

University is again recognized for undergraduate teaching

Wait Chapel, on the campus of Wake Forest University, Friday, August 31, 2018.

U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges guide ranked Wake Forest University 27th overall among 312 national universities and 13th for its commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Wake Forest was also ranked 27th in last year’s guide and has been ranked in the top 30 in the national universities category for 23 consecutive years.

“Our consistent inclusion among the best universities in the nation is a testament to the persistent and prevailing efforts of the Wake Forest community,” said Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch.

“Not only do we offer a multitude of opportunities to our students, I am proud that a Wake Forest education partners intellectual engagement with the cultivation of character, resulting in well-rounded leaders who invite others into genuine community and conversation.” Nathan O. Hatch, Wake Forest president

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

  • 13th on the “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching” list
  • 24th on the “Best Values” list
  • 40th among national universities on the “High School Counselors’ Top Picks” list
  • 45th on the “Most Innovative Schools” list

This year’s guide also highlights the low student/faculty ratio (11 to 1) and the small classes that characterize the Wake Forest academic experience. Fifty-seven 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 Wake Forest School of Business undergraduate program was ranked 35th, moving up five spots from last year. The school is ranked among the top 10 percent of undergraduate business programs for the 12th consecutive year.

The U.S. News rankings are posted on www.usnews.com.

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