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Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University is a private university that is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is known for its programs in the liberal arts. It was originally founded in 1834 as Wake Forest College and was originally located in Wake Forest, North Carolina, which is the institution's namesake. In 1956, the college moved to its current location in Winston-Salem, and in 1967 became the fully accredited Wake Forest University.

Bachelors, master's, and doctoral programs are offered through the Babcock Graduate School of Management, the Divinity School, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Law, the School of Medicine, and the Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy.

The Wake Forest University campus is located north of downtown Winston-Salem, roughly at the juncture of Polo Road to the north and University Parkway to the east.

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1 Athletics
2 Off Campus
3 External Links


The school's sports teams are called the Demon Deacons. They participate in the NCAA's Division I-A and in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Recent athletic honors include winning the regular-season ACC basketball championship in 2003 under the leadership of forward Josh Howard.

Wake Forest is generally regarded as a decent basketball team, one that often qualifies for the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. Their football team is historically horrible, though in the early 2000's they achieved moderate success and attended bowl games.

Both the current head basketball coach, Skip Prosser, and football coach, Jim Grobe, were signed to huge 10 year contracts in 2003. The current Athletics Director is Ron Wellman.

Wake has played in 18 NCAA Men's Basketball Championships. They were in the final four once - in 1962.

Off Campus

A large hospital and medical center are also located off-campus, combing to form the largest employer in Forsyth County. The research facility is known as Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and was once named after Boman Gray.

Famous Alumni include:

Tim Duncan
Jesse Helms

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