In U.S. News and World Report’s 2022-23 Best Colleges, Wake Forest University ranked among the top 30 national universities for the 27th consecutive year.
Wake Forest was 29th overall among 443 national universities and was ranked 21st for undergraduate teaching.
“Wake Forest is among the nation’s best at delivering on the promise of an exceptional education, and I am pleased to see that commitment to excellence recognized,” said Wake Forest University President Susan R. Wente. “We know our position in the rankings is anchored by the extraordinary teaching and scholarship of our faculty across the University, and the academic success of the talented students Wake Forest enrolls.”
As in past years, Wake Forest was ranked in the top 25 among national universities on the Best Value list. The 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 highlights the University’s low student/faculty ratio (11 to 1) and the small classes that characterize the Wake Forest academic experience. More than half 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 39th, placing it in the top 10 % of schools. In rankings focused on distinctive programs, Wake Forest’s accounting program was ranked 35th. Finance was ranked 36th.
To calculate the rankings, U.S. News focuses on academic quality and places emphasis on outcome measures, including graduation rates and retention rates.
The U.S. News rankings are posted on www.usnews.com.
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