Wake Forest Ranked 23rd in U.S. News & World Report 'Best Colleges'
Wake Forest is ranked 23rd in the U.S. News and World Report 'Best Colleges' ranking

Sept. 11, 2013

ACC Inforgraphic

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University is 23rd nationally in the 'Best Colleges' rankings released by the U.S. News and World Report this week.

It is the highest ranking for Wake Forest ever and the fifth time the university has been ranked in the top 25.

The guide also ranked Wake Forest 11th on its "Strong Commitment to Teaching" list, 34th on its "Great Schools, Great Prices" list and recognized the university for its commitment to economic diversity among its students.

"We are pleased that the exceptional, personalized education Wake Forest provides is recognized in these rankings," said Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch. "With a focus on educating the whole person, Wake Forest's dedication to excellence in both teaching and research continues to distinguish us among the nation's finest universities."

The guide highlighted Wake Forest's 11 to 1 student/faculty ratio as well as small class size. Fifty-nine percent of undergraduate classes at Wake Forest have fewer than 20 students and only 2 percent of Wake Forest's classes have more than 50 students, the lowest of any top 30 school.

The ACC member institutions have an average ranking of 48 which ranks first among Power 5 conferences.

"Our member institutions continue to excel academically which is a credit to their leadership and long-standing commitments to excellence," said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. "The addition of our newest member schools, as expected, further bolsters the ACC's collective ranking. These rankings indicate that the ACC continues to have the strongest collective balance of academics and athletics of any major conference."

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