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Wake Forest Ranked Among the Top National Universities by U.S. News

U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges guide ranked Wake Forest University 27th overall among 312 national universities and 13th for its commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Wake Forest was also ranked 27th in last year’s guide and has been ranked in the top 30 in the national universities category for 23 consecutive years.

“Our consistent inclusion among the best universities in the nation is a testament to the persistent and prevailing efforts of the Wake Forest community,” said Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch. “Not only do we offer a multitude of opportunities to our students, I am proud that a Wake Forest education partners intellectual engagement with the cultivation of character, resulting in well-rounded leaders who invite others into genuine community and conversation.”

Wake Forest was included in the following U.S. News rankings:

  • 13th on the “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching” list
  • 24th on the “Best Value Schools” list
  • 40th among national universities on the “High School Counselors’ Top Picks” list
  • 45th on the “Most Innovative Schools” list

This year’s guide also highlights the low student/faculty ratio (11 to 1) and the small classes that characterize the Wake Forest academic experience. Fifty-seven percent of undergraduate classes at Wake Forest have fewer than 20 students and only one percent of Wake Forest’s classes have more than 50 students, the lowest of any top-30 school.

The Wake Forest School of Business undergraduate program was ranked 35th, moving up five spots from last year. The school is ranked among the top 10 percent of undergraduate business programs for the 12th consecutive year.

The U.S. News rankings are posted on

About Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. The University’s graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich our intellectual environment. Learn more about Wake Forest University at

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