Demon Deacons may sound like a weary clergyman's nightmare but at Wake Forest, it's something to cheer about. Wake Forest University (WFU), home of the Demon Deacons, is a private liberal arts institution that operates through about half a dozen colleges and schools: law, medicine, arts and sciences, business and accountancy, management, and divinity. WFU provides more than 35 majors and enjoys a low student-to-faculty ratio (11-to-one). Total enrollment is about 7,100 students, which might explain how the university is able to give a laptop computer to every undergraduate. WFU was established in 1834 in Wake Forest, North Carolina; it moved to its present location in Winston-Salem in 1956.
Since 1986, the university has produced 11 Rhodes Scholars and several Marshall and Fulbright recipients. Wake Forest offers nearly 30 graduate level programs and about a dozen areas of PhD study. Its graduate schools include those in arts and sciences, law, medicine, management, and divinity.
The school has four domestic campuses (Bowman Gray, Bowman Gray Technical, Charlotte, and Reynolda), as well as properties for students studying abroad in Venice, Vienna, and London.