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Wake Forest University - Campus Life

Environment | Campus Description | Housing | Regulations | Student Employment


  • The Southeastern region of the country constitute a vast majority of U.S. students.
  • The campus area is 340 acres.
  • Campus is located more than one mile from a city or town.

Campus Description and Transportation Services
490-acre campus in Winston-Salem (population: 143,000). Served by air and
bus; major airport and train serve Greensboro (30 miles). Public
transportation serves campus.


Types of Housing

  • Coed Dorms are used by 54% of the on-campus students.
  • Women's Dorms are used by 15% of the on-campus students.
  • Men's Dorms are used by 11% of the on-campus students.
  • Sorority housing are used by 8% of the students.
  • Fraternity housing are used by 8% of the students.
  • School-owned/operated Apartments.
  • On-campus Married-student housing.
  • Other: Theme houses.
  • 98% of freshmen live in school housing of some type.
  • 75% of all students live in school housing of some type.
  • 25% of all students live off campus or commute.
  • On average, 90% of all students are on campus during the weekend.
Students who are required to live on campus:
  • All unmarried freshmen must live on campus unless living with family.
Campus housing is available for all unmarried students regardless of year. The school provides assistance in locating off-campus housing if on-campus housing is not available.

Campus Rules, Regulations & Policies

  • All students may have cars on campus.
  • 65% of all students have cars on campus.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age but certain restrictions apply.

Other Policies

  • Class attendance policies set by individual instructors
  • Honor Code
  • Hazing Prohibited

Student Employment

  • Undergraduates may expect to earn, on average, $1500 per year working part-time on campus.
  • This school participates in College Work/Study Program.
  • Institutional employment is available.
  • Part-time off-campus employment opportunities are excellent.
  • Freshmen are not discouraged from working during first term.