Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University is a private, independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, founded in 1834. The university received its name from its original location in Wake Forest, north of Raleigh, North Carolina, the state capital. The Reynolda Campus, the university's main campus, has been located north of downtown Winston-Salem since the university moved there in 1956. The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center campus has two locations, the older one located near the Ardmore neighborhood in central Winston-Salem, and the newer campus at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter downtown. The university also occupies lab space at Biotech Plaza at Innovation Quarter, and at the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials. The University's Graduate School of Management maintains a presence on the main campus in Winston-Salem and in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Instruction of approximately 8,116 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. In addition to the U.S. campus, Wake Forest maintains five student learning centers in Europe, and has numerous study abroad programs available. WFU provides opportunities for foreign students to enter degree programs at the U.S. Campus. The Center for Global Programs and Studies manages the student exchange and study abroad programs, with 789 visiting students from 35 different countries. More than 73.5% of our U.S. students travel abroad for at least one program. Scholarships are awarded to eligible students based on financial need and academic merit. 53.9% of the graduate and undergraduate student population received financial aid awards. Approximately 4,131 students received scholarships or grants from the institution during the year.
Wake Forest maintains campus bookstores, housing and dining facilities, mail services and other program services, including Athletics. Athletic scholarships provided funding for 309 of our athletes during the fiscal year. The Wake Forest conference center serves both University and external constituencies. WFDD-FM Radio, the University's Public Broadcasting Station, provides a venue for teaching and learning as well as communication. The station serves the 32-county Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point market bringing music and culture, news and information to the public at large.
Wake Forest University maintains a campus with academic buildings, research laboratories, space for fraternities and sororities, and recreational facilities. The grounds add to the student experience. The organization also has other auxiliary enterprises designed to enhance and improve the University and the surrounding community. The University supports, with occasional gifts, local exempt organizations, in order to enhance arts and culture in the area.