Wake Forest University was established on February 3, 1834 as the Wake Forest Manual Labor Institute. It became Wake Forest College in 1839 and gained university status in 1967. The main campus of the university encompasses more than 300 acres in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest University is divided into the following academic units:
Wake Forest University competes in the NCAA Division I. Its sports teams are known as the Demon Deacons and participate in basketball, football, soccer, golf and hockey.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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