Wake Forest College of Wake Forest University is the center of the University’s academic life; through it, the University carries on the tradition of preparing men and women for personal enrichment, enlightened citizenship, and professional life.

Wake Forest College is a place of meeting. Its teachers and students are of diverse backgrounds and interests, and that diversity is crucial to the distinctive character of the College. Wake Forest continually examines its educational purpose and evaluates its success in fulfilling it. A formal statement of purpose was prepared as part of the school’s decennial reaccreditation process and was adopted by the Board of Trustees.

The Undergraduate Schools

The undergraduate schools, Wake Forest College and the Wake Forest School of Business, are governed by the Board of Trustees, the University administration and by their respective faculties. Responsibility for academic administration is delegated by the president and trustees to the provost, who is the chief academic officer of the University. The deans of the schools report to the provost and are responsible for academic planning and administration for their schools.

Wake Forest College has undertaken bold initiatives to make standardized tests optional for undergraduate applicants, develop new programs to educate the whole person, reinvent the 21st century liberal arts education with personal and career preparedness a key focus and build greater community through a three-year residency requirement.