Wake Forest University is a highly competitive school and its admissions statistics make Wake Forest University one of the 50 most competitive schools for undergraduate admissions globally. Similar to the trends across all top schools, Wake Forest University acceptance rates have continued to decline over the past 8 years and will almost certainly continue to do so into the future.
The Class of 2021 was the single most challenging years to be admitted to Wake Forest University ever. For the Class of 2021, 13,000 students applied to Wake Forest University of which 3,500 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 26.9%. Overall applications decreased by 6.2% over last year (2020 to 2021) from 13,860 to 13,000.
For the Class of 2021, 750 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 2,000, yielding an early acceptance rate of 37.5%.