Wake Forest University This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

    Winston-Salem, NC:After a week of campus tours and information sessions atseven colleges (that week is still a blur in my mind), Wake Forest Universitystands out. A private university in the city of Winston-Salem, midway betweenWashington, D.C. and Atlanta, I learned of it through the U.S. News & WorldReport's Guide, which ranks it as one of America's best colleges. The schoolearned its reputation with small classes, a low student-faculty ratio (10:1),high graduation and retention rates, financial resources and its alumni givingrate.

Wake Forest has a student body of over 6,000 and a small butbeautiful campus with Georgian architecture and huge trees. The generalatmosphere was very friendly and inviting. The students we saw walking orstudying seemed happy, which was encouraging. The tour guide, a freshman,admitted that Wake Forest is not an easy school; she and her friends findthemslves studying at least four hours a night. This seemed a little rough,though she assured us they do have fun on weekends. The campus, including thedorms, seemed like a good study environment with libraries open 24 hours a day,and study lounges in the dorms.

Wake Forest, with all it has to offer,does not come cheap. One year costs more than $29,000, but tuition includes alaptop computer. About 70 percent of students receive some financial aid.

So, if you are willing to pay the price for a beautiful campus, greatacademics, and the technological resources of a larger institution, you shoulddefinitely consider Wake Forest University.

Reviewed in 2001

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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