U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges guide ranked Wake Forest University 27th overall among 399 national universities.
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 24 consecutive years.
“Our ranking as a top national university is a recognition of the quality of the education we offer at Wake Forest – one where talented faculty shape an experience for students that stretches intellect and cultivates character.” Nathan O. Hatch, Wake Forest President
“Through genuine relationships and deep connection, our students are becoming thoughtful and engaged leaders,” said Hatch.
Wake Forest was ranked in the top 25 among national universities on the best undergraduate teaching and best values lists. The best value list is based on a combination of academic quality and the cost of attendance for students who receive need-based financial aid.
This year’s guide also highlights the low student/faculty ratio (10 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 1% 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 38th. The school is ranked among the top 10% of undergraduate business programs for the 13th consecutive year.
The U.S. News rankings are posted on www.usnews.com.
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