Students unquestionably agree that a Wake Forest education is rewarding. Most attribute their college decision to Wake Forest's reputation as an academically demanding institution that has an excellent track record of graduate school and job placement. Known as "Work Forest," the school's challenging curriculum provides a valuable well-rounded education that not only prepares students for a career, but teaches them to think in a novel and resourceful manner. Students never cease to be impressed by their idyllic campus and top-notch facilities, as well as the excellent fusion of athletics and academics that seem to be injected into the soul of the school. However, students do have a fair share of gripes.
Wake's academic reputation is certainly warranted, and students often claim the excessive, and often obscene, amount of work required is nearly insufferable at times. This can often cripple the overall social vitality of the school. Winston-Salem's general lack of entertaining options does nothing to alleviate this concern. Finally, the poor diversity on campus is assuredly the most common concern, and, while efforts are being made to improve the ethnic diversity at Wake Forest, as things stand, diversity is certainly sub-par. The majority of students will openly profess their love for Wake Forest, and many say that choosing Wake was the best decision they've ever made. For an intense and ultimately rewarding education, this is a great choice. But if you're looking for a party school, you'd be better off giving someplace else a shot.