Wake in the News

Hurricane Florence evacuees from the NC coast arrive at the LJVM in Winston-Salem

September 13, 2018   |  WFMY

Wake Forest’s LJVM Coliseum opened Wednesday evening as an evacuation center for people leaving the North Carolina coast ahead of Hurricane Florence. The shelter is free and open to anyone affected by the storm. It can house up to 1,000 people.

Media Report for Sept. 1-7, 2018

September 12, 2018   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Sept. 1-7, 2018 is now available online.

Freshmen aren't too young to be thinking about college. Here's a year-by-year guide

September 4, 2018   |  The Washington Post

High school students may begin preparing for college admissions early on by exploring their interests in extra-curricular activities, taking challenging courses and building strong relationships with their teachers and mentors. It is generally recommended that students begin taking standardized tests like the SAT and ACT during their junior year. The Washington Posts points out, however, that many schools are moving towards test-optional applications, including top universities like Wake Forest, University of Chicago and George Washington University. Those schools consider a student’s full academic potential rather than test scores, which may not accurately represent student ability.

New poll shows just how little North Carolinians know about what they'll be voting on

September 6, 2018   |  News & Observer

An Elon University poll shows that most registered North Carolina voters know very little about the proposed state constitutional amendments on the ballot this November. “It’s normal for there to be a lot of undecided voters, at least at the beginning of the campaign…that means there’s also a lot of opportunities to educate voters, said John Dinan, Wake Forest University political science professor.

2019 Best Colleges rankings

September 10, 2018   |  US News and World Report

U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges guide ranked Wake Forest 27th among 312 national universities and has been ranked in the top 30 national universities for 23 years. Wake Forest is also ranked 13th among national universities for “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching.” It is 24th on the “Best Values” list, 40th on “High School Counselors’ Top Picks,” 35th among undergraduate business programs, and 45th on the “Most Innovative Schools” list.

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