Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1344
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $44,200
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    538
  • University Selectivity
    35%
  • University Yield
    31%
  • Job Offers
    91%
  • Average Salary
    $54,765
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1949
  • Program Length
    Two Year
Contact Information
1834 Wake Forest Dr
Farrell Hall
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27106, United States
Website
405x225

School of Business

The Wake Forest University School of Business offers undergraduate programs in finance, accounting, mathematical business, and business and enterprise management. With classes and activities in the new Farrell Hall, which opened in Fall 2013, students benefit from team-based learning, professional development, hands-on experience, leadership opportunities and study abroad programs. Our student/faculty ratio of 11:1 offers our students personal attention from some of the best business minds in the country.

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The courses being offered allow you to specialize your courseload so that you have the necessary skills for whatever area/industry you will be entering post graduation. Also, the program stresses internships and jobs so heavily which leads to better placement than some of my friends at other schools.

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About Wake Forest University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
35% Wake Forest University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
11121% 11,121
35% 35
31% 31
35% School Selectivity
31% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • Are Interviews Required? Recommended
Additional Requirements:

International students: TOEFL score, confidential certification of finances; Transfer students: Dean's statement for college(s) attended, Transcripts, Final HS transcript, essay stating why student is interested in Wake Forest School of Business.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
323% 323
83% 83
98% 98
83% Program Selectivity
98% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Separate application
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.7
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions No
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses?
  • How freshmen are admitted
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Financial Services 37%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 18%
  • Other 3%
  • Media/Entertainment 3%
Ernst & Young 18
Top Employer
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers 15
  • Deloitte 14
  • KPMG 7
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
91% School of Business 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
81% 81
62% 61.74527272727272
81% Receive Offers
79% 79
59% 59.252482758620694
79% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
10% 10
16% 15.83261363636364
10% Receive Offers
10% 10
17% 16.796475409836066
10% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
7% 7
9% 9.05625
7% Receive Offers
7% 7
9% 9.484761904761905
7% Accept Offers
73% Graduates seeking full-time employment
27% Graduates not seeking employment
100% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
10% 10
$59,286.00
50K 70K
Finance/Accounting
40% 40
$58,895.00
35K 72K
General Management
5% 5
$54,000.00
45K 60K
Human Resources
3% 3
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
1% 1
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
30% 30
$47,016.00
38K 75K
Operations/Production
6% 6
Data not provided
Logistics/Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
5% 5
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
3% 3
$55,500.00
51K 60K
Consumer Products/Retail
6% 6
$53,000.00
50K 57K
Consulting
18% 18
$54,188.00
38K 70K
Financial Services
37% 37
$59,750.00
35K 72K
Government/Education
3% 3
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
1% 1
Data not provided
Manufacturing
0% 0
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
3% 3
Data not provided
Non-Profit
1% 1
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
1% 1
Data not provided
Real Estate
2% 2
Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
7% 7
Data not provided
Technology/Science
13% 13
$52,889.00
45K 75K
Transportation
2% 2
Data not provided
Utilities
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
3% 3
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
24% 24
$60,869.00
40K 75K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
21% 21
$53,012.00
38K 66K
U.S. South
40% 40
$54,702.00
41K 70K
U.S. Southwest
6% 6
$54,143.00
45K 70K
U.S. Midwest
7% 7
$49,000.00
33K 60K
U.S. West
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Wells Fargo 7
  • Bank of America/Merrill Lynch 5
  • Ernst & Young 4
  • DISH Network 4
  • Alvarez & Marsal 3
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 10
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 76
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 78
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 545
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Campus interviews, Career fairs, Career workshops, Career-focused website, Case competitions, Case interviewing workshops, City treks & networking events, Confidential career counseling, Functional area trips, Graduate/professional school information, Job & internship postings, Job shadowing, Mock interviews, Online services, Organization-focused days (e.g. GE Day), Resume & cover letter reviews, Social media resources, Wake Forest Connects events, WFU Career Connectors group through LinkedIn

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$57,842
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $44,200
  • Fees $542
  • Expenses $13,100
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$57,842
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $44,200
  • Fees $542
  • Expenses $13,100
36% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 3% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 59%
  • Merit 41%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://admissions.wfu.edu/financial_aid/
Scholarships
$5,238,519
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$3,732,585
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • School of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
30% 28
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
34% 20
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
4 School of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Mathematical Business
  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Other
More Information
Business Program Classes
11% Less than 20 Students 0% More than 50 Students
89% 21 to 50 students
20 Average number of students in non-business required electives
21 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Design Thinking & High Performance Innovative Teams
  • Program length Two Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2008
Degrees Offered
  • BS in Accountancy
  • BS in Business and Enterprise Management
  • BS in Finance
  • BS in Mathematical Business
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
86% 86
49% 49
Prominent Faculty
  • Umit Akinc

    Quantitative Methods

  • Sean Hannah

    OB/ Leadership/ Ethics

  • Anna Cianci

    Accounting

  • Are work study or co-ops available? No
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    In 2012, Wake Forest ranked 10th among universities with the highest percentage of undergraduates studying abroad (Institute of International Education). More than 400 study abroad options are available in more than 200 cities and 70 countries. The University owns residential study centers in Venice, Vienna and London with additional academic programs in Salamanca, Dijon, and the Southern Cone. More than 60% of Wake Forest undergraduates study abroad.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Students volunteer weekly through student organizations and departmental initiatives with a wide variety of community partners. Each year students participate in large-scale service events, including Project Pumpkin in the fall and D.E.S.K in the spring. Wake Alternative Break offers opportunities for domestic and international service trips academic breaks. The School of Business is proud to participate in many business school programs including Project Hunger, Project Nicaragua and VITA.

Students

90% Students in Top 10% of High School Class
1390 75th Percentile Score on SAT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
88% 88
Asian American
4% 4
Hispanic
4% 4
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
4%
12%
30%
8%
30%
16%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
95% 95
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
5% 5
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
20 Average age of full-time students
93% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
96% 96
98% 98

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 7,109
Alumni Donations
$1,138 Average Gift $237,320 Largest Gift

Eric Wiseman, Chairman, CEO, & President/VF Corporation

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Joseph Luter III

    Chairman & CEO/Smithfield Foods

  • Jeffrey William Kentner

    President & CEO/State Street Companies

  • Eric C Wiseman

    Chairman, CEO, & President/VF Corporation