U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges guide ranked Wake Forest University 28th overall among 389 national universities.

Wake Forest has been ranked in the top 30 in the national universities category for 25 consecutive years.

“Our consistent ranking among the top national universities is a testament to our longstanding commitment to academic excellence,” said Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch. “Wake Forest is a place where talented faculty engage with students in meaningful ways and where the drive to pursue knowledge is united with the call to serve humanity.”

Wake Forest was ranked in the top 25 among national universities on the Best Values list again. The Best Values list is based on a combination of academic quality and the cost of attendance for students who receive need-based financial aid. 

This year’s guide also highlights the low student/faculty ratio (10 to 1) and the small classes that characterize the Wake Forest academic experience. Sixty percent of undergraduate classes at Wake Forest have fewer than 20 students and only 2% of Wake Forest’s classes have more than 50 students, the lowest of any top-30 school.

The University is also ranked in the top 25 for alumni giving. 

The Wake Forest School of Business undergraduate program was ranked 38th. The school is ranked among the top 10% of undergraduate business programs for the 14th consecutive year.

The U.S. News rankings are posted on www.usnews.com.

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 www.wfu.edu.