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'Covers the campus like the magnolias'
"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

Now that the university is no longer in the top 30, some Chinese students have applied to transfer from Wake Forest. (Screenshot of Wake Forest Universitys website)

Chinese international students reflect on Wake Forest’s drop in U.S. News ranking

Sheryl Zhang and Lambert Li November 13, 2023

Since the release of the 2024 U.S. News Best National Universities ranking on Sept. 18, Chinese international students have been grappling with what Wake Forest’s drop in ranking means for them. In the...

Stanford Law School does not consider U.S. News rankings in the application process (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Don’t panic, top postgraduate schools say they don’t consider U.S. News rankings

Aine Pierre, Online Managing Editor October 24, 2023

Students applying to top medical and law programs need not worry about Wake Forest’s drop in the U.S. News National Universities rankings last week, according to information obtained by the Old Gold...

Prospective student Connor Kerin says Wake Forests drop in the U.S. News & World Report rankings didnt diminish his desire to be a Demon Deacon.

Letter to the Editor: Who cares about a silly number? I want to become a Demon Deacon more than ever

Connor Kerin October 17, 2023

Dear Wake Forest Community, As an early-decision applicant to your school, I write to you as a stressed-out senior going through the college admissions process. I’m not a student at Wake Forest yet,...

U.S. News & World Report continues to hold significant influences despite its methodology (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

How Wake Forest’s peers fared in the U.S. News rankings

Syed Abdullah, Contributing Writer October 4, 2023

This year’s U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings sparked controversy by overhauling its metrics — marking one of the most contentious lists in the publication's 34-year history. Not...

In 2022, Wake Forest University was ranked No. 29 by U.S. News & World Report. Due to an overhaul in methodology, the university is now ranked No. 47.

‘Telling Our Story:’ Wake Forest & the US News Rankings

Harshil Jani and Christa Dutton October 2, 2023

Wake Forest dropped 18 spots in the U.S. News & World Report “Best National Universities” rankings list, which was released two weeks ago. This list has earned immense popularity among prospective...

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Editorial: The rankings are flawed, but so are we

Executive Board September 22, 2023

The talk of campus this week was the university’s fall from top-30 glory.  The decline was largely due to U.S. News’ overhaul in its methodology. The news organization did not consider small class...

Wake Forest should not compromise on its values as a liberal arts institution, writes Virginia Noone.

Drop in rankings exemplify America’s ongoing attack on liberal arts education

Virginia Noone, Photography Editor September 21, 2023

Liberal arts education is under attack, and the changes in the U.S. News & World Report rankings is just the latest example. On Monday, Sept. 18, our campus awoke to find we had dropped in the U.S....

Administration should work to improve Wake Forests ranking, writes Hope Zhu.

Rankings matter to international students

Hope Zhu, Staff Columnist September 21, 2023

I vividly recall the winter afternoon when I first learned that Wake Forest University had granted me early admission. It was during my senior year of high school, and I was thousands of miles away from...

Wake Forest is best off ignoring the US News rankings, writes Alex Mojica.

Wake falls 19 spots in the college rankings, and it’s all your fault

Alex Mojica, Staff Columnist September 21, 2023

It’s Sept. 18, 2023. You woke up and learned that the U.S. News overhauled its methodology to create their 2024 Best Colleges rankings and, as a proud Wake Forest student, you’re about to see where...

Wake Forests fall in the US News rankings has been the talk of campus these past few days.

Campus reacts to Wake Forest’s drop in US News ranking

Claire O'Brien, Assistant News Editor September 20, 2023

Wake Forest’s significant drop in the U.S. News rankings has dominated conversation this week, both on campus and social media. University leaders assure students with concerns that the lower ranking...

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Wake Forest falls out of the top 30 in latest US News rankings

Maddie Stopyra and Aine Pierre September 18, 2023

The U.S. News & World Report ranked Wake Forest No. 47, down 18 spots from 29 in 2023, on its list of 2024 U.S. News Best National Universities released today. This is the first time the university...

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