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Wake Forest University Academic Experience

Past Performance | Probation Policy|Academic Calendar | Graduate Career Data

Past Performance

What Do We Like To Study?

Most Popular Majors

Least Popular Majors
  • classics
  • Greek
  • music


Probation Policy

The minimum GPA required for all students to remain off probation during their entire college tenure is:

Graduation Policy:

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar System:

  • Semester System (two terms comprise academic year)

Summer Sessions:

  • 2 summer session(s) that consist of 5 weeks.

New student orientation:

  • Orientation for new students is held in August.

Graduate Career Data

Percentage of graduates who pursue further study:
  • 33% continue immediately.
Percentage of all graduates who pursue graduate study in various fields:
  • Law School: 6%
  • Medical School: 6%
  • Graduate Arts and Sciences Programs: 12%
  • Theological School/Seminary: 1%
  • Other: 5%
List of graduate schools most often selected by our recent graduates:
  • Duke University, Emory University, University of Georgia, Harvard University, University of North Carolina at Chapel
  • Hill, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of South Carolina, Vanderbilt University, University of
  • Virginia, College of William and Mary, Yale U.
58% of our graduates choose careers in business and industry.

Firms that most frequently hire our graduates:
  • Andersen Consulting, Chubb Insurance, Coopers & Lybrand, First Union, General Electric, J.P. Morgan, KPMG Peat Marwick, Merrill Lynch, Nations Bank, PepsiCo, S.D. Warren.
Most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Arnold Palmer, professional golfer; Wayne Calloway, chairperson of the board, PepsiCo; A.R. Ammons, poet; Albert Hunt, Washington bureau chief, Wall Street Journal.