The Leonard N. Stern School of Business (commonly known as The Stern School or Stern), is New York University's business school. Established as the School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance in 1900, Stern is one of the oldest and most prestigious business schools in the world. It is also a founding member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In 1988, it was named in honor of Leonard N. Stern, an alumnus and benefactor of the school.

The school is located on NYU's Greenwich Village campus next to the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.


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The Stern School was founded by Charles Waldo Haskins in 1900 as the Undergraduate School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance on the University's Washington Square campus. In 1913, Jeanette Hamill, J.D., M.A., joined the School's Economics department, becoming its first female faculty member. In 1936, women comprised 15 percent of the total enrollment. The graduate business program was launched in New York's downtown business district in 1916. The School's "Wall Street Division" served both full-time and currently employed students.

By 1945, the school's enrollment was well over 10,000 with graduates hailing from 36 countries and 48 states. In the 1960s, International business courses were introduced and soon became an important focus of the School's curriculum. The New York University, C.J. Devine Institute of Finance (1959–1966), Graduate School of Business published many key Finance and Investment bulletins related to International finance. The NYU C.J. Devine Institute of Finance was named after benefactor Christopher J. Devine from 1959 to 1966. Devine was founder of C.J. Devine & Co. the largest dealer in U.S. Government Securities from 1933, until his death in May 1963.

The School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance was renamed the College of Business and Public Administration in 1972. In the same year, Tisch Hall, designed by Philip Johnson and Richard Foster (see also: Bobst Library and Meyer Building) opened at 40 West Fourth Street to house the undergraduate college. In 1988, a $30 million gift from the School's alumnus Leonard N. Stern (B.S. 1957; MBA, 1959) allowed School to consolidate its graduate and undergraduate facilities at NYU's Washington Square campus. The School was renamed Leonard N. Stern School of Business. In 1992 Stern's new $68 million state-of-the-art facility, today known as Kaufman Management Center, was inaugurated.

In 1998, a $10 million gift from Henry Kaufman (PhD 1958) supported a major expansion and upgrading of Stern's facilities. The new and renovated space is used almost exclusively to improve the quality of student life. Prominent investment banker and Home Depot investor Kenneth Langone (MBA 1960) donated $10 million to Stern in 1999. The Langone MBA for Working Professionals was renamed in his honor. Celebrating its 100th birthday in the year 2000, Stern launched a $100 million Centennial Campaign, the School's most ambitious fundraising effort to date. The campaign doubled Stern's endowment, the number of named professorships, and the level of student financial aid.

Peter Blair Henry became dean of the school in January 2010.

In 2010, the 84,500-square-foot (7,850 m2) renovation of the three Stern School of Business buildings, known as the Stern Concourse Project, was completed. This project was fully funded by donors, alumni and corporate partners.

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As of 2009, 2,305 students are enrolled in Stern's undergraduate program and 2,969 are enrolled in its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. There are 202 full-time faculty and 74 adjunct professors. Stern offers a broad spectrum of academic programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The school is located on West 4th Street, occupying Shimkin and Tisch Halls and the Kaufman Management Center, on NYU's Washington Square campus. Stern offers academic majors in Marketing, Finance, Information Systems, Actuarial Science, Economic Policy, Economic Theory, Entertainment Media & Technology, Accounting (CPA and General) and others, as well as co-majors in International Business, Financial Systems, and a certificate program in Entertainment, Media and Technology. Stern also offers an Executive MBA program for experienced professionals and executives, a 22-month-long degree program which includes two global study tours as a part of the curriculum. The average age of executive MBA degree candidates is 38, and 45% of the students have at least one advanced degree in other areas.

Students who attend the Stern School of Business are often called "Sternies," a nickname used by students in the NYU community. In the spring break of the undergraduate junior year, all "Sternies" are invited to travel abroad as part of a core curriculum class, "International Study Program," which engages students to visit a non-U.S. company. Cultural learning experience is an integral part of the program as well. Recent destinations include: Singapore, Sweden, Hungary, Argentina, Chile, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Mexico, and Hong Kong.

Stern also offers its own study abroad program IBEX (International Business Exchange Program). This program lasts one semester at many of the top business schools around the world. Stern currently has multiple partner schools for this program in: Singapore, Australia, China, Denmark, England, France, Hong Kong SAR, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, Spain and Thailand.


Both the undergraduate and graduate programs are consistently ranked among the top schools in the U.S. and worldwide by leading business and education publications.

As of March 2011, Stern's undergraduate program is ranked:

  • #5 by U.S. News and World Report
  • #12 by BusinessWeek

Stern Undergraduate Program

The Stern Undergraduate Program is extremely selective: it boasts Finance and International Business programs that are both ranked #2 nationally on U.S. News.

University of Texas at Dallas ranks NYU Stern as one of the top ten best business schools in the world.

Business and Political Economy (BPE) Undergraduate Degree

In 2009, Stern launched its selective Business and Political Economy program (BPE). The program has a ~6% matriculation rate. More than 850 students applied to the BPE program for the Class of 2015, and approximately 100 were accepted to yield an ultimate class size of ~50 students. Yield rates are >75%, although Stern does not yet publish official statistics for the BPE program. BPE students study the same business core curriculum as traditional Stern undergrads, however, they have additional specialized tracks including cores in Liberal Arts, Politics, Social Impact and Economics.

Students attend their first year at Stern in New York City, their second year at NYU London, and first semester junior year at one of Asia's rapidly developing economies (currently Shanghai) or in Washington, D.C. BPE students return to Stern NYU for the remaining year and a half. The Program's Director describes the BPE degree as "Stern and then some". Students graduate with a B.S. in Business & Political Economy with the inaugural class of 2013.

Stern Graduate Program

Stern's MBA program is ranked:

  • #10 in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report
  • #3 in business research contribution among 100 business schools worldwide by the School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas
  • #12 in the U.S. and 19th worldwide by Financial Times
  • #18 in the U.S. and 22nd worldwide by the Aspen Institute
  • #7th worldwide by The Economist
  • #12 in North America by the 2010 QS Global 200 Business Schools Report

Stern's Langone MBA for Working Professionals is ranked #4 by U.S. News and World Report.

Global Executive Programs

Stern offers four Global Executive Programs.

  • TRIUM Global Executive MBA Program is a joint program with the London School of Economics and the HEC Paris. The TRIUM program ranked is ranked #3 in the world by the Financial Times 2012 review of EMBA programs.
  • Master of Science in Global Finance is a joint program with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
  • Master of Science in Risk Management
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics


Admissions decisions are made on a holistic basis that considers academic record, standardized test scores, accomplishments outside of the classroom, recommendations, essays, and diversity.

According to BusinessWeek, 7541 people applied for admission to the undergraduate program for the 2012-2013 academic year and 19% were admitted. In 2012-2013, the average combined verbal and math SAT score of incoming freshmen at the undergraduate level of Stern was 1444 and 54% of students had a high school GPA over 3.75. Applicants who are not British or American nationals are required to take the TOEFL.

Over 76% of the Stern population are within the top 10% of their high school graduating class. The internal and external transfer acceptance rate is about 12% and has remained steady through the years.

The MBA program's admission rate is one of the lowest in the country at 15.7%. The admitted (full-time) MBA students' average Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score was 720 with an undergraduate average GPA of 3.51. The Stern School announced it will join the growing list of programs now accepting the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) from MBA candidates applying beginning in 2010. Applicants will have the option to submit either GMAT or GRE scores with their application.

Noted people

Student life

  • In 2005, Stern launched the Student Social Venture Fund Student Social Venture Fund, the first student-run venture philanthropy fund of its kind at a U.S. business school.
  • In 2012, Professor James B. Rosenwald and his wife, Laura made a contribution to Stern for the Rosenwald Global Value Student Investment Fund. Every year, a tenth of the fund will be invested in one or more stocks based on recommendations made by the students in his Global Value Investing class.

See also

  • List of business schools in the United States
  • List of United States business school rankings
  • Stern Global Programs
  • NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights


External links

  • Official website

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Southern University at New Orleans (often referred to by its initials SUNO) is a historically African American university located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. It is a member of the Southern University System. The University is a member-school of Thurgood Marshall College Fund.


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Southern University was founded in New Orleans in 1880; and moved out of the city in 1914; the current Southern University at New Orleans should not be confused with that earlier Southern University in New Orleans. Southern University at New Orleans was founded as a branch unit of Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (Southern University) in Baton Rouge by Act 28 of the Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature of September 4, 1956. On September 21, 1959 SUNO opened its doors on a 17-acre site located in historic Pontchartrain Park, a subdivision of primarily African American single-family residences in eastern New Orleans.

Established as an open community of learners, classes began with 158 freshmen, one building and a faculty of fifteen. The University offered ten courses in four academic disciplines, including Humanities, Science, Social Science and Commerce. The first graduation took place in May 1963 when baccalaureate degrees were awarded to 15 graduates.

In 1959, Dr. Felton G. Clark, president of Southern, asked Dr. Emmett W. Bashful to open SUNO. Dr. Bashful began as dean of the University. In 1969, he was named vice president, and he was eventually named chancellor in 1977. Of SUNO's founding, Dr. Bashful wrote, "In August, 1959, Dr. F. G. Clark, then President of Southern University at Baton Rouge, presented my name to the Louisiana State Board of Education as Dean of the projected New Orleans Campus. Several days later, I came to New Orleans and after examining the campus, realized what a monumental task I faced. The one building under construction was hardly near completion; the faculty had been only partially recruited; no office space was then available on campus; and it was expected that classes would begin sometime in September."

Expansion and change

Over the years several events have affected the direction of SUNO. Within five years SUNO grew rapidly. During the fall of 1964 the University's enrollment grew to 1,300. On November 8, 1960 the Louisiana Legislature adopted Amendment 26 which act prescribed that SUNO should remain an extension of Southern University, thereby precluding any impending status of autonomy for SUNO. In January, 1964 Virginia Cox Welch, a white high school teacher, filed a lawsuit in Federal Court against the Louisiana State Board of Education. The litigation, Civil Action No. 14217, resulted in opening the University to all regardless of race or color. In 1975 the management of SUNO was transferred from the Louisiana State Board of Education to the newly created Board of Supervisors of Southern University by virtue of Article 8, Section 7 of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974. The new constitution also designated SUNO as a campus of the Southern University System creating parity with the other Southern University campuses.

SUNO would later benefit from a consent decree on September 8, 1981. The court order, which was handed down by federal judges as an out-of-court settlement between the State of Louisiana and the Justice Department over the issue of segregation, allowed SUNO to add nine academic programs and also to receive funds to upgrade campus facilities. Despite the order racial discrimination in the higher education landscape remained an issue. As a result of Civil Action 80-3300 on November 14, 1994 the United States, the State of Louisiana, the governor of Louisiana, the Louisiana Board of Regents, the Boards of Supervisors for Louisiana State University and Southern University and the Board of Trustees for State Colleges and Universities agreed to a desegregation settlement. The settlement, which was effective through 2004, enabled SUNO to retain its open admissions status and classification as a Four Year-V university. The University, as a result, expected to qualify as a Four Year-IV institution by offering four-year undergraduate programs and graduate programs in specific areas.

As time progressed the University took advantage of valuable opportunities to boost its academic programs. The most notable progress came in SUNO's School of Social Work. Guided by the institution's first dean, Millie McClelland Charles, the School of Social Work blossomed into one of the most recognized programs in the South. As a result, the popularity of the School of Social Work's Master of Social Work program grew. In the fall of 2008, the Master of Social Work program grew to capacity with 150 students and many more candidates on the waiting list.

SUNO's Criminal Justice program also gained notoriety. Offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees, the Criminal Justice program has evolved into a program that delves into seeking community solutions to prevent criminal behavior through the study of the causes of criminal behavior. The program is complemented by studies in the social sciences and has become a program of choice of those seeking career enhancements in law, law enforcement and the justice system.

The sciences garnered a wealth of attention in the early 2000s (decade) when SUNO aggressively implemented components of the Program for Excellence in Mathematics and Computer Technology (PESMaCT) as well as the Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation (LAMP). Through the programs, University science instructors have been able to increase the number and quality of minority students enrolling in and completing undergraduate and advanced degrees in the sciences, technology and mathematics. Because of the diligent work of the faculty, one of the instructors Dr. Joe Omojola, received a 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from the National Science Foundation.

Hurricane Katrina

SUNO's Park Campus, the original campus at 6400 Press Drive, was completely compromised as a result of the levee breaches caused by Hurricane Katrina and the storm surge later caused by Hurricane Rita. Flood waters grew to as high as eleven feet in the buildings, causing the school's physical plant to require replacement.

The damage caused SUNO to finish its fall 2005 semester on its sister campus in Baton Rouge. Operations as well as classes were conducted at Southern University until a temporary campus was assembled at 6801 Press Drive on land that SUNO owned but had not utilized extensively. After negotiations with the State of Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the University was able to open a temporary facility, called the North Campus (later to be named the Lake Campus) on February 14, 2006. Until January 2008, SUNO operated completely out of the trailers.

Not only was there physical damage done to the University, but its academics had also been threatened. Twenty of the University's programs were stripped due to the loss of students and faculty. Prior to Katrina SUNO's enrollment exceeded 3,600 students but it was projected that the enrollment would dip to as few as 1,200 students. To the surprise of many, SUNO's enrollment regained more than 2,000 including online students when the University returned to grounds near the Park Campus in the spring of 2006.

By request of the Louisiana Board of Regents the University added undergraduate degrees in Public Administration, Health Information Systems and Child Development & Family Studies. The University also converted several previously administered undergraduate degrees into Management Information Systems and Business Entrepreneurship. The University also offers a master's degree in Management Information Systems as a result of the conversion. In the fall of 2008, the Board of Regents approved the reinstatement of undergraduate degrees in English, History and Mathematics.

The fall of 2008 saw more advancements for SUNO as the student population climbed to 3,105 The University occupied several buildings on its Park Campus since Katrina, and began construction on the first residence halls in the history of the institution, which opened in January 2010. Plans for development of the Lake Campus moved forward with the opening of the Information Technology Center and construction on the College of Business and Public Administration, which will include a $3 million business incubator.

On August 17, 2009, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano announced that FEMA would provide more than $32 million in additional funding to rebuild four educational buildings at SUNO. The money was marked for replacement of the University's Old Science, New Science, Multipurpose, and Clark education buildings. In total, more than $92 million in FEMA public assistance had been obligated for SUNO, including $40 million since March 2009. Previous funding had helped renovate the University's Cafeteria, Health & Physical Education, and Maintenance buildings.

2011 Merger Debate

On January 18, 2011, Governor Bobby Jindal made a request of the Louisiana Board of Regents to study the feasibility of merging SUNO and the University of New Orleans and moving both institutions under the umbrella of the University of Louisiana System. The study was completed, and the results were delivered to the Board of Regents in a March 14 meeting. Later that evening, Gov. Jindal announced that he would write legislation recommending Alternative B. On March 15, the Board of Regents voted nine to six to accept Gov. Jindal's proposal to recommend the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems' "Alternative B" plan to "include a comprehensive community college and a new multi-unit University of Greater New Orleans. The University of Greater New Orleans would include an urban research university unit and a metropolitan university unit each headed by a chief academic officer under a single president located on the current site of the University of New Orleans." Within that same vote, the Board recommended including the Southern University System's proposal "A Focused Learning Approach to Strengthen the Role of Public Higher Education in Building a Greater New Orleans: The Honoré Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement" named for Southern University graduate and post-Hurricane Katrina hero Gen. Russell Honoré.

Louisiana state Senator Conrad Appel (Dist. 9, Metairie) filed Senate Bill 183 which aimed to create the University of Louisiana-New Orleans. Rep. Tucker later filed House Bill 537 which called for the merging of SUNO and UNO. The next few months resulted in protests from SUNO students, faculty, alumni, and community supporters in addition to highly emotional testimony from those same parties at the Board of Regents' March meeting and the Louisiana House Education and Appropriations Committee meetings.

On May 18, Rep. Tucker pulled SUNO from HB 537 due to a lack of support from his fellow House members. As a result, the bill only called for UNO's transition from the Louisiana State University System to the University of Louisiana System, which eventually approved by the legislature and Gov. Jindal. Because of HB 537's failure, Sen. Appel also removed SUNO from SB 183.


Southern University at New Orleans is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Council for Social Work Education, and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The University is a Louisiana Selective III institution. Potential students under the age of 25 must complete the Louisiana Board of Regents high school core curriculum. In addition candidates will need a high school grade point average of at least 2.0, must have ranked in the top 50% of their respective high school graduating classes, or an ACT composite score of at least 20 or the SAT equivalent of 950. Students requiring more than one remedial course will not be eligible for immediate admission but may participate in the University's Summer Bridge Academy, which was established in 2011 in order to provide students with developmental classes in Mathematics and English.

Southern University at New Orleans has the lowest graduation rate of all public universities in the U.S. at just 4%.

Academic Programs

College of Arts and Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts: Biology, English, History, Psychology, Sociology and Substance Abuse Counseling (includes an Associate of Arts)
  • Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice, Health Information Management and Mathematics
  • Bachelor of General Studies
College of Business and Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Science: Business Entrepreneurship and Management Information Systems
College of Education and Human Development
  • Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and Family Studies
  • Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education (includes alternative certifications)
College of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare
School of Graduate Studies
  • Master of Arts: Museum Studies
  • Master of Science: Criminal Justice and Management Information Systems
  • Master of Social Work


The university's first chancellor was Dr. Emmett W. Bashful, who remained until 1987. Dr. Bashful also remained the chancellor emeritus until his death in 2011.

Student life

There are more than thirty student organizations and activities that are registered through the Student Activities and Organizations Office. These groups afford students the opportunity to develop organizational, social and communication skills.


SUNO teams are known as the Knights. The university is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), competing in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Men's sports include basketball, cross country and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, track & field and volleyball.

As former members of the NCAA's Division III, SUNO holds seven national championships between the NCAA and NAIA.

SUNO's men basketball teams have appeared in six NAIA tournaments and the women's basketball team has appeared in one NAIA Tournament. The university has also garnered over 150 NAIA All-American honors in the athletic programs including six earned at the NAIA 2008 Indoor Track & Field Championships. Dr. Artis Davenport was named NAIA Women's Indoor and Outdoor as well as Men's Outdoor Track & Field Coach of the Year in 1995. He earned the same honor in 1997 for Indoor Track & Field. Two Olympians have competed in SUNO's Track & Field Program---Savatheda Fynes (Bahamas) and Julius Achon (Uganda).

The men's track & field team placed 2nd in nation at the NCAA Division III outdoor championships in 1974 and at the NAIA outdoor national outdoor championships in 1998.

Notable alumni


External links

  • SUNO official website
  • SUNO official athletics website

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The University of South Florida, also known as USF, is a member institution of the State University System of Florida and a public research university located in Tampa, Florida, USA. Founded in 1956, USF is the fourth-largest public university in the state of Florida, with a total enrollment of 48,373 as of the 2014–2015 academic year. The USF system comprises three institutions: USF Tampa, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Each institution is separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The university is home to 14 colleges, offering more than 80 undergraduate majors and more than 130 graduate, specialist, and doctoral-level degree programs.

USF is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, and is among three other universities in Florida to hold this highest level of classification. In its 2011 ranking, the Intellectual Property Owners Association placed USF 10th among all universities worldwide in the number of US patents granted. The university has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of over $3.7 billion. In a ranking compiled by the National Science Foundation, USF ranks 43rd in the United States for total research spending amongst all universities, public and private.

USF ranks in the top 100 best public schools in the 2014 Best Colleges edition of U.S. News & World Report. USF was named a national leader in online education by Guide to Online Schools. USF graduate level programs – including Public Health, Library and Information Studies, Education, and Criminology – continue to rank among the nation's 50 best in the U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings.


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USF was the first independent state university conceived, planned, and built during the 20th century. Former U.S. Representative Sam Gibbons was instrumental in the school's creation when he was a state representative and is considered by many to be the "Father of USF." Though founded in 1956, the university was not officially named until the following year, and courses did not begin until 1960. The university was built off Fowler Avenue on the site of Henderson Air Field, a World War II airstrip. Before Henderson Field, the area was part of the 1920s 5000 acre temple orange grove, the largest citrus grove in the world at the time, which gave the nearby City of Temple Terrace its name. In 1957, the Florida Cabinet approved the name "University of South Florida." At the time, USF was the southernmost university in the state university system. In 1962, the official USF mascot was unveiled as the "Golden Brahman." In the late 1980s, the mascot evolved into the "Bulls."

The university grew under the leadership of John Allen, who served as its first president from 1957 until his retirement in 1970. During this time, the university expanded rapidly, due in part to the first master's degree programs commencing in 1964. Allen was known for his opposition to college sports in favor of an environment more academically-centered. Allen's ultimate legacy was to be the first person to build a modern state university from scratch: "As a completely new and separate institution, the University of South Florida became the first new institution of its kind to be conceived, planned and built in the United States in the 20th century." Today the John and Grace Allen Administration Building, named after the university's founding president and his wife, houses vital Tampa campus departments including Student Affairs, the Admissions Welcome Center, and the Controller's Office.

In 1970, M. Cecil Mackey became the university's second president. During his time at USF, Mackey opened the university's medical school, School of Nursing, and first-ever Ph.D. program. Additionally, Mackey worked to strengthen the St. Petersburg campus, while opening new satellite campuses in Sarasota and Fort Myers. While serving as university president, Mackey continued to teach economics courses in a conference room across from his office. Mackey first coined a new descriptor for USF: "a metropolitan university." The term is still used to describe USF today.

USF emerged as a major research institution during the 1980s under the leadership of the university's third president John Lott Brown. During his tenure, the USF Graduate School was established in 1980. In 1986, Brown oversaw the opening of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute on the USF Tampa campus. USF became the first university in the nation to offer a Ph.D. in applied anthropology and the first in the State University System of Florida to offer a degree program in women's studies. In January 1988, USF Lakeland opened.

On February 15, 1988, Francis T. Borkowski was inaugurated as the university's fourth president. He served as president for five years, laying the groundwork for the university's football program, establishing on-campus housing for the USF president at the Lifsey House, and merging several colleges into the College of Arts and Sciences.

Betty Castor became the university's fifth president and first female president when she was inaugurated in January 1994. She served as USF president for six years until 1999. During this time, USF grew to be one of the largest universities in the nation in terms of enrollment. The Florida Board of Regents named USF a "Research 1" University in 1998. In 1997, the university began its inaugural season of NCAA football. Two years later, the Herd of Thunder marching band debuted. In 2006, Castor returned to USF to lead the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions. Castor stepped down from her position as director in 2009.

The university is currently led by its sixth president, Dr. Judy Genshaft, who took office in July 2000. She also serves as the president of the USF System. Under Genshaft's leadership, the university has emerged as a top research university and major economic engine with an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion. The university has expanded its global reach, with the opening of the first Confucius Institute in Florida in 2008 and the creation of the Genshaft/Greenbaum Passport Scholarship Fund in 2011, which provides financial support to USF students who want to study abroad. Under Genshaft, USF has continuously been ranked among the top veteran friendly universities in the country. In 2009, USF became the first university in the nation to partner with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to offer specialized services for veterans taking advantage of the new G.I. Bill. USF continues to improve academically, being ranked among the best colleges in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. In 2012, USF was recognized as one of the nation's largest producers of Fulbright Program scholars.

USF System

The University of South Florida System includes three member institutions: USF Tampa, USF St. Petersburg, and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Each institution is separately accredited, has a distinct mission, and its own strategic plans. The USF System once included two other satellite campuses, one in Fort Myers and the other in Lakeland. The Fort Myers campus opened in 1974 and closed in 2007, with the debut of Florida Gulf Coast University. The Lakeland campus opened in 1988 and split off from the USF System in 2012 to become the independent Florida Polytechnic University.


The USF System is a member institution of the State University System of Florida (SUS), which is overseen by the Florida Board of Governors. Each SUS member institution, including USF, has a 13-member decision-making body called the Board of Trustees (BOT). The USF BOT appoints the USF System President, who in turn appoints the Regional Chancellors of the member institutions. The USF System is currently led by President and Chief Executive Officer Judy Genshaft, who was appointed by the USF Board of Trustees in 2000.

Tampa Campus

Established in 1956, the USF Tampa campus serves more than 41,000 students. It is composed of the main campus in Tampa, USF Health, and the College of Marine Science in St. Petersburg. The institution houses 14 colleges and is the doctoral granting campus of the USF System.

St. Petersburg Campus

USF first occupied the site of the USF St. Petersburg in 1965. In 2006, USFSP was accredited as a separate entity within the University of South Florida System by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools starting with the 2006–07 academic year. USFSP serves approximately 4,500 students and offers 33 undergraduate and graduate programs in arts and sciences, business, and education.

Sarasota-Manatee Campus

When USF Sarasota-Manatee was established in 1975, it originally shared a campus with the New College of Florida. New College and USFSM continued to share campuses until a new campus was built for USFSM in 2006. Nearly 2,000 students take classes at USFSM each year. The university offers 43 academic programs and certificates in arts and sciences, business, education, and hospitality and technology leadership.


The USF Tampa campus offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and 130 graduate, specialist, and doctoral degree programs under 14 colleges. USF offers academic courses year-round. The USF academic calendar is based on a semester system, with three academic semesters each year. The academic year begins in the fall, running from August to December. The spring semester generally begins in January and ends in late April or early May. The summer semester is broken down into three overlapping sessions – A, B, and C – that generally span either six or ten weeks.


For the 2014-2015 academic year, tuition costs were:

$211.19 per credit hour for in-state students, and $575.01 per credit hour for out-of-state students. Total tuition/fees :$6,410 for in-state and $17,324 for out of state
$431.43 per credit hour for in-state students, and $877.17 per credit hour for out-of-state students. Total tuition/fees :$10,428 for in-state and $21,126 for out of state


More than 41,000 students were enrolled at the USF Tampa campus in the 2014-15 academic year, including approximately 30,000 undergraduate students, 9,100 graduate students, 650 doctor of medicine students, and 2,000 non-degree seeking students. USF is one of the 40 most diverse universities in the nation, with students representing every state, U.S. territory, and more than 130 countries. International students represent approximately seven percent of the USF student population. As of the Fall 2014 semester, the student diversity profile of the university consisted of: 55 percent White, 12 percent African American, 21 percent Hispanic, 7 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, 0.16 percent American Indian, 4 percent two or more races, and 1 percent of students did not report.

The Fall 2014 Freshman class of approximately 3,000 students earned admission to the university with an average SAT score of 1191 (reading and math only), ACT score of 27, and high school GPA of 4.00. 51 percent of the members of the incoming class graduated in the top 20 percent of their high school class. Among the incoming class were 8 National Merit Scholars, 7 National Achievement Scholars, and 6 National Hispanic Scholars.

Rankings and colleges

Colleges at the USF Tampa campus include:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Behavioral & Community Sciences
  • Muma College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • Patel College of Global Sustainability
  • College of Graduate Studies
  • Honors College
  • College of Marine Science
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Public Health
  • College of The Arts


As of Fall 2014, there are more than 1,700 instructional faculty at the USF Tampa campus. As of Fall 2011, the student to faculty ratio for the USF Tampa campus was 24:1. Approximately 86 percent of full-time faculty members hold terminal degrees in their field of expertise. Additionally, the university has more than 1,200 adjunct professors, 300 post-doctoral scolars, over 2,000 graduate assistants, and 2,800 student assistants.

USF faculty continue to be recognized on the global academic stage with over 35 scholars receiving prominent scholarly awards since 2009, including Fulbright, National Science Foundation, AAAS, Guggenheim, and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. In 2012, a USF professor was one of four in the nation to receive the prestigious Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Council for Advancement and Support of Education 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year award.


The first USF Commencement ceremony was held in 1963 where 325 degrees were conferred. In the 2014–2015 academic year, the USF Tampa campus awarded more than 11,400 degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Commencement ceremonies are held three times a year at the end of the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Spring ceremonies are generally the largest, with five separate ceremonies held each semester. Ceremonies for the USF Tampa campus are held in the USF Sun Dome. Additionally, the university livestreams each ceremony for out-of-town guests to watch online.


The USF Tampa Library is the largest and most comprehensive library in the USF System. In addition to providing students access to more than 2 million academic journals, databases, and books, the six-story USF Tampa library offers tutoring and writing services, laptop and iPad checkouts, a career resource center, and reservable group study rooms. The USF Tampa Library also houses several Special and Digital Collections, including literature, oral histories, photographs, artifacts, and the university archives. In 2012, the USF Tampa Library opened the Science, Math and Research Technology (SMART) Lab, a hands-on learning space which includes more than 300 computer work stations. In 2013, USF students successfully protested to keep the library open 24 hours a day/5 days a week during the Fall and Spring semesters.

In addition to the Tampa library, the USF System has two regional libraries and two special libraries. The regional libraries include the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, located on the USF St. Petersburg campus, and the Jane Bancroft Cook Library, located on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus. The special libraries include the Shimberg Health Sciences Library, which serves USF Health, and the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute Library, which serves USF's College of Behavioral and Community Sciences. Both special libraries are located on the USF Tampa campus.


USF is one of the fastest growing research universities in the nation, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. In the 2010-2011 fiscal year, the university was awarded more than $400 million in research awards. The Intellectual Property Owners Association ranked USF among the top ten universities in the world granted U.S. utility patents in 2011.

USF Health

USF Health consists of the Morsani College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, the School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, and the USF Physician's Group. USF Health researchers are breaking ground in the fields of diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, prosthetics, heart health, genomics, and more. In 2012, the College of Nursing ranked first in Florida for universities receiving research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

More than 400 healthcare professionals at USF Health treat patients throughout the state of Florida. In 2012, the university opened the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in downtown Tampa. The 90,000 square foot facility serves as an education and training center for health professionals around the world.


USF is one of a small number of universities nationwide given a gold rating by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education for building an environmentally-conscious campus. In 2010, the USF School of Global Sustainability was created. In 2012, the new Patel College of Global Sustainability, consisting of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions, the Master of the Arts in Global Sustainability program, and the Office of Sustainability, was introduced. Housed in the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design GOLD certified building on the USF Tampa campus, the college is a holistic academic unit that integrates sustainability research, scholarship, and teaching.

USF signed the American College and University President's Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in 2008 and submitted its Climate Action Plan in 2010 with a goal of a 10 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2015. Since then, the university has introduced several sustainability initiatives, including electric vehicle charging stations, water bottle filling stations, reusable plastic food containers in dining halls, recycling programs in residence halls, a biodiesel-fueled fare-free campus bus service, solar-powered golf carts, and more. In 2011, the university introduced the Student Green Energy Fund, which allows students to propose and vote on projects that aim to reduce campus energy consumption, lower green house gas emissions, and promote sustainable technologies.

Center for Urban Transportation Research

Founded in 1988, The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) conducts over $13 million in research annually for a variety of public and private sector sponsors in Florida and the United States, including the Florida Legislature, the Florida Transportation Commission, and state and local governments, agencies, and organizations. Areas of research include public transportation, transportation planning, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), transportation demand management (TDM), transportation economics and finance, geographic information systems, access management, alternative fuels, and transportation safety, among others.

Located next to the College of Engineering on the Tampa Campus, CUTR houses the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR), designated by the U.S. Congress in 1991, and reaffirmed in 1998, 2002, 2012 and 2013. The NCTR was selected as a Tier I University Transportation Center in 2012 in partnership with North Dakota State University, Florida International University, and the University of Illinois-Chicago and in 2013 in partnership with Florida International University, University of Illinois-Chicago, and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. CUTR also houses the National Bus Rapid Transit Institute, sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration. Through NCTR and NBRTI, CUTR conducts research projects in rapidly growing urban areas to develop innovative, pragmatic approaches that will enable public transportation to better meet the evolving needs of U.S. citizens.

In November 2013, CUTR launched the Automated Vehicle Institute @ CUTR, a multidisciplinary policy and planning program helping communities prepare for and implement automated vehicle technology.

Campus life

The USF Tampa campus provides multiple services and resources necessary for students to succeed both in the classroom and in their personal lives. Under the Division of Student Affairs, USF students have access to involvement opportunities, on-campus housing, dining facilities, recreational outlets, health and wellness services, and more.

Student union

The original USF student union was built in 1959 and opened in 1960. Originally called the University Center, it was one of the first five buildings that made up the USF Tampa campus when it opened. In its early years, the University Center held the first on-campus women's residence hall, a cafeteria, post office, bookstore, game room, television room, and information desk. Classes were held in the basement and first floor of the building until other academic building were completed. The center underwent major renovations from 1988 to 1990. It was renamed the Phyllis P. Marshall Center in 1993, in honor of the woman who served as director of the building from 1976 to 1994.

Marshall Student Center

In order to better serve the growing student population on the Tampa campus, the building was torn down and replaced with a new 230,000 square foot union in 2008. The new facility, now called the Marshall Student Center, still pays homage to its former director. The four-story building features a 1,200 seat ballroom, 700 seat auditorium, 100 workstation computer lab, study and meeting spaces, several student lounge areas, and outdoor courtyards. The facility offers several retail outlets including a pharmacy, computer store, credit union, and identification card center. The building features nine dining options, including the first-ever Beef O'Brady's on a college campus.

As the home of the USF Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, Student Government, the Center for Student Involvement, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the center is considered to be the gathering place for all things student life at USF.

The Centre Gallery is a student-run art gallery located on the second floor of the Marshall Student Center with a focus on innovative, contemporary art work. The gallery is open to the general public.


There are 34 residence halls on the USF Tampa campus, offering traditional, suite, and apartment style housing. In total, these residential halls provide housing to more than 5,600 students. The university also offers specialized housing options such as family housing, female-only housing, graduate student housing, and Greek Village. Each bedroom on the USF Tampa campus is furnished with a twin extra-long bed, dresser, desk and chair, trash can, and closet space for every resident. Each residence hall has at least one resident assistant.

In 2009, the university implemented a new policy requiring all first-year, full-time undergraduate students to live on campus. The goal of the policy is to provide new students with a comprehensive educational experience. Students exempt from this new rule include those who remain living with their parents and/or legal guardians within Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties, are above the age of 21 by the first day of fall classes, have a dependent child or family member, or are married.

The university offers 12 Living Learning Communities (LLCs) in various residence halls throughout the Tampa campus. The residential communities place special interest on academic majors or areas of interest, such as business, education, and sustainability. Residents are required to submit an application and meet certain eligibility criteria to be admitted into an LLC.

In addition to on-campus housing, USF has formal relationships with four off-campus properties. Though the university has no ownership or management role in these entities, it recommends these alternative options on the basis of proximity to the USF Tampa campus and amount of USF students residing there. These properties include Campus Club, The Province, 40 Fifty Lofts, and Avalon Heights.


There are 24 dining locations of the USF Tampa campus, including several national food brands and three dining halls: Juniper Dining, the Fresh Food Company, and Champion's Choice. In addition to traditional menus, each dining hall provides special dietary options, including gluten-free, Halal, vegetarian, and vegan selections. The largest concentration of dining facilities is located in the Marshall Student Center, which houses Beef 'O' Brady's, Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Jamba Juice, Moe's Southwest Grill, On Top of the Palms, Panda Express, Papa John's Pizza, and Subway. There are three Starbucks locations on campus — in the library, bookstore, and Juniper-Poplar Hall. USF is also home to the only Ben & Jerry's shop in the Tampa Bay area.

Campus recreation

The Campus Recreation Center on the USF Tampa campus is a 21,000 square foot, WiFi-enabled fitness facility featuring a two-basketball court gymnasium, six group fitness rooms, an indoor suspended three-lane running track, 120 pieces of cardio equipment, six racquetball courts, and an indoor swimming pool. Inside the facility, members can workout, take group fitness classes, play intramural sports, rent equipment, receive personal training, undergo fitness assessments, and more. In addition to the Campus Recreation Center, there are two remote fitness facilities conveniently located near major residential halls on the USF Tampa campus: Argos Fitness Center and Magnolia Fitness Center.

Through Campus Recreation, the USF Tampa campus offers more than 30 intramural sports throughout the academic year. USF Campus Recreation also maintains the USF Riverfront Park, located two miles away from the Tampa campus. The recreational park is only open for use to USF students, faculty, and staff. Located on the Hillsborough River, the park boat house offers canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Groups can sign up to climb the 55-foot high ropes course located at the park, which features three levels of challenges. A less challenging version of the ropes course, called the low ropes workshop, allows teams to participate in trust building exercises and group problem solving.

The Outdoor Recreation department of USF Campus Recreation hosts several recreational trips throughout the year. USF students, faculty, and staff can sign up to participate in guided backpacking, tubing, white water rafting, kayaking, and hiking trips both in Florida and throughout the Southeast United States. Outdoor Rec regularly hosts "beach days" during which the department provides transportation to and from nearby beaches including Fort De Soto Park, Clearwater Beach, and Honeymoon Island State Park. Additionally, the department hosts moonlight canoeing trips at USF Riverfront Park four times a semester.

Student involvement

There are more than 600 registered student organizations at USF, including academic, professional, special interest, Greek, and multicultural groups. USF students are welcome to join existing organizations or apply to create their own. The USF Center for Student Involvement, housed in the Marshall Student Center, provides multiple programs that organize student events throughout the academic year, including the University Lecture Series, Homecoming Week, USF Week, and more.

Fraternity and sorority life

There are more than 40 fraternities and sororities recognized by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life on the USF Tampa campus. Four councils govern these chapters: the Interfraternity Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the Panhellenic Association, and the Unified Greek Council. Greek Village, a residential area on the USF Tampa campus offers housing for members of 13 fraternities and sororities.


The USF Tampa campus offers three Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) programs: Air Force, Army, and Naval. USF is one of only 38 universities in the nation to offer all three service ROTC programs. The university was the first in the nation to create a Joint Military Leadership Center (JMLC) to house all three programs. Located in the C.W. Bill Young Hall, the JMLC is a 53,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility featuring a weapons simulation room, an outdoor rappelling wall, a joint cadet and midshipmen lounge, three lecture halls, and five classrooms. The building is equipped to handle web-casting, video conferencing, and distance learning.

The university offers three military-related minors at the Tampa campus. The sixteen-credit hour Aerospace Studies Minor provides an understanding of military officer management and leadership concepts, as well as an analysis of the evolution of American defense policy and strategy. The eighteen-credit hour Military Science Minor provides students with an in-depth understanding of Army leadership doctrine and a framework for applying such concepts outside of the classroom. The eighteen-credit hour Naval Science and Leadership Minor places special emphasis on character development and effective communication skills, while providing an understanding of the Naval leadership doctrine and the fundamental principles used by leaders in the Navy and Marine Corps.

Students enrolled in a USF ROTC program have the opportunity to live in the on-campus ROTC Living Learning Community (LLC). Located in the suite-style Maple Hall, the ROTC LLC allows students to be exposed to the customs of each military branch, while developing camaraderie with their fellow cadets and midshipmen.

Student government

The USF Student Government, like all Florida student governments, is an agency of the state created under Florida Statute 1004.26. Student Government, made up of 250 student volunteers and employees, is responsible for advocating for students at the university, local, state and national levels. The Student Senate allocates and expends over $14 million in activity and service fees a year by Florida law. The Student Government is set up much like the federal government and is bound by the Student Body Constitution, student government statutes, university regulations, and applicable law.

The executive administration, headed by the student body president and vice president, oversees several departments and service agencies including SAFE Team, Student Government Computer Services, and Bulls Radio. The student body president also sits on the University Board of Trustees and is a member of the Florida Student Association (FSA).

The Student Senate, headed by the senate president and senate president pro-tempore, creates legislation and allocates and expends activity and service fee funds per Florida Statute 1009.24. The senate has 60 seats that are filled by the 14 colleges. Each college is allotted a certain numbers of seats depending on the size of the college. The Senate carries out its duties mostly through committees.

The student supreme court, headed by the chief justice, hears cases involving students and Student Government and also hears all final parking appeals for students at the USF Tampa campus.

Career Services

Housed in the Student Services building near the center of campus, the University of South Florida Career Services offers support to students and alumni in the process of dreaming, planning, and achieving their career goals. The on-site staff of Career Counselors teach students how to use a strategic approach in planning for a career path and job search. Career Services helps undergraduates self-assess, learn how to conduct career research, seek out experiences that will give you transferable skills, and search for full-time employment or prepare for graduate school. The office also provides similar assistance to graduate students and alumni to break onto the scene in their field of study and assist them in creating a brand for themselves and gain the tools necessary to be a real competitor in the workforce.

Career Services is responsible for a host of networking and professional development opportunities on campus, including career fairs, resume workshops, mock interviews with recruiters from local businesses, professional etiquette dinners, and virtual job searching through Employ-A-Bull. USF Career Services also collaborates with several student organizations such as Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society, the American Marketing Association as well as the College of Business to hold on-campus events for the student body throughout the academic year.

University and student media

Beginning in 1961, a local afternoon newspaper, The Tampa Times, covered university news in the one-page weekly "Campus Edition." Now defunct, the newspaper was succeeded by The Oracle. First published in 1966, the weekly broadsheet was distributed every Wednesday. Housed today in the Student Services Building of the Tampa campus, the student-run newspaper is published four times a week during the Fall and Spring semesters and twice a week during the Summer semesters. The 12,000 circulation newspaper has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Collegiate Press for excellence in journalism.

Owned by USF, WUSF (FM) first began airing in 1963. A member station of National Public Radio, the broadcast studio is located on the USF Tampa campus. Currently, the FM station broadcasts NPR and local news during the day and jazz music in the overnight hours. The station is funded by local corporate and private contributors, as well as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and is affiliated with the Public Broadcasting Service. In 2003, WUSF 89.7 became the first public radio station in the nation to broadcast a digital signal. Today, WUSF Public Media offers local and national news coverage, educational programming, and jazz and classical music through WUSF 89.7, WUSF 89.7², WSMR 89.1, WUSF-TV, IntellisMedia, and WUSF New Media.

The student-run radio station at USF, now known as Bulls Radio, first went on the air in 1988. Formerly known as "WBUL" until 2009, the original station broadcast from the Andros building on the Tampa campus. The station has since moved to the Marshall Student Center, where student reporters and DJs broadcast from a studio featuring a window that overlooks the Beef 'O' Brady's restaurant. Now one of the largest student-run radio stations in the state of Florida, Bulls Radio can be heard on 1620 AM, 88.5 HD2 or online.


The university alma mater was composed by USF professor of music Wayne Hugoboom in 1960. The song was the result of a campus competition, for which Hugoboom won the first-place $250 prize. The alma mater was first used in 1961, and can be heard at the opening of every USF Commencement Ceremony. It is also played by the USF Herd of Thunder marching band before every football game.

The Golden Brahman March, more commonly known as the USF fight song, is named after the original USF mascot. In 1962, the university chose the mascot the Golden Brahman because of the state's history in cattle-raising. Though the university mascot has since evolved into the Bulls, the fight song name preserves the history of this USF icon. In 2011, the university athletics department launched a campaign to encourage students, faculty, staff, and fans to memorize the song. Today, incoming students are taught the song, along with other USF cheers, during new student and transfer orientation sessions.

During the Golden Brahman March and other USF songs, fans will circle the "Go Bulls" hand symbol above their heads. Created with the pointer and pinky finger, the gesture was first used as a good luck symbol during free-throw shots at USF basketball games. Today, it is used as a greeting and cheering symbol by USF students and alumni. Often confused by many as the USF fight song, "The Bull" is a rally cry played by the USF Herd of Thunder marching band that encourages fans to stand up and circle the "Go Bulls" hand symbol above their heads.


USF competed in its first intercollegiate athletic event in 1965, when it defeated the Florida Southern College men's soccer team. The university was admitted into the NCAA in 1968, and currently competes at the NCAA Division I level. USF was a charter member of the Sun Belt Conference, joined Conference USA in 1995, was admitted into the Big East Conference in 2003, and is currently a member of the American Athletic Conference. There are nearly 500 student-athletes competing for the university each academic year.


The university currently sponsors 17 varsity men's and women's sports, including:


Located on the Tampa campus, the USF Athletic District is the home for Bulls intercollegiate sports. The district includes the Lee Roy Selmon Athletic Center, the Corbett Soccer Stadium, the Frank Morsani Football Practice Complex, the Pam & Les Muma Basketball Practice Center, the USF Sun Dome, The Claw, the USF Baseball Stadium, the USF Softball Stadium, the USF Track & Field Stadium, and the USF Varsity Tennis Courts.

Opened in 2004, the Lee Roy Selmon Athletic Center is the main hub for USF Athletics. In 2012, the facility was dedicated to the late Lee Roy Selmon, a Pro Football Hall of Fame member, former Director of USF Athletics, and the "Father of USF Football.". The 104,000 square foot facility houses all USF sports teams, except for men's and women's basketball, sailing, and volleyball. The building features include a large strength and conditioning center, and a sports medicine clinic.

The USF Sun Dome on the Tampa campus is the home facility of the men's and women's basketball teams and the women's volleyball team. The first event held in the facility was a basketball game in 1980. The arena has been the site for other major university events, and a number of outside events, including sports, concerts, and other entertainment events.

The USF football team plays at Raymond James Stadium, home to the professional football team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, making USF one of only a few American college teams to play in an NFL stadium. Located ten miles away from the USF Tampa campus, the stadium has a capacity of more than 65,000 people.

Spirit squads

The USF Spirit Squads — consisting of the USF Sun Dolls, USF Cheerleading, Rocky the Bull, the USF Herd of Thunder — play an integral role in USF Athletics. In addition to supporting USF varsity athletic teams during sporting events, the spirit squads themselves compete at the national level.

Rocky the Bull first began as a toy idea for the USF Bookstore in 1965. Today's Rocky was unveiled in 2003. As the official mascot for USF, Rocky the Bull can be seen at USF Athletic events, as well as other major university and community events.

The USF Herd of Thunder consists of several bands, including a 320-member marching band, pep band, show band, winter guard, and indoor drumline. The marching band performs at all home USF football games. The pep band performs at all home USF basketball games. The show band is a 30-piece group that performs at events that are unable to accommodate the full marching band.

Notable people

USF has more than 228,000 alumni. USF alumni can be found in all 50 states and 124 foreign countries. Major business enterprises run by USF graduates include SeaWorld Entertainment, BAE Systems, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, FedEx, Google, Norwegian Cruise Line, TECO Energy Inc., and Symantec among many others. USF alumni have also led such professional and governmental regulatory bodies such as the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the International Astronomical Union, and Surgeon General of the United States Navy. In addition, USF alumni have been members of and held positions in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Florida State Senate and Florida House of Representatives, and the Florida Secretary of State. USF alumni have served as the presidents of the Central Michigan University, Cedarville University, and Virginia Commonwealth University, among others. Alumni of USF have also won many distinguished awards including Emmy Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. Notable USF alumni and attendees include:


External links

  • Official website
  • South Florida Athletics website

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New York University School of Professional Studies is one of the schools and colleges that comprise New York University (NYU), one of the largest private research universities in the United States and the first global network University.

Founded in 1934, the school offers undergraduate, graduate and graduate certificate programs in 18 academic fields.[2] For the 2014-2015 academic year, there were a total of 4,205 enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, many of which are international students. The school's main campus is located at 7 East 12th Street.


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NYU and in particular its School of Professional Studies (NYU-SPS) has fostered a rich tradition of serving the City and the world, by providing educational experiences that prepare students who are just beginning on their career path, as well as those who are seasoned veterans. Through undergraduate, graduate, and noncredit offerings that span a plethora of industry-related disciplines, the School has shaped the very landscape of professionally oriented education. In the classroom, in the field, and online, its programs have inspired the next generation of leaders, to innovate, communicate, and succeed in a constantly changing world that offers limitless opportunity.


The school launches as the Division Of General Education (DGE). With nearly 25% of the U.S workforce unemployed, DGE offers training programs for social workers and establishes the Reading Clinic to improve the literacy skills of adult job seekers. Career-focused programs and centres are introduced including the first real estate appraisal course, the centre for Graphic Design, and the radio workshop.


DGE opens a war training centre in response to the nation's urgent need for skilled technical workers. To elucidate wartime changes in the TAX code, DGE holds the first NYU institute on Federal Taxation, which has since become an annual event. With the end of World War II, the Gl Bill enables returning veterans to attend college and enrolment soars.

The NYU School of Professional Studies offers 17 graduate degree programs and 12 graduate certificates that provide grounding in high-growth disciplines encompassing diverse career paths. Through the Paul McGhee Division, students who cannot attend school full time, transfer students, as well as older students who wish to return to school, can complete their undergraduate degree in a supportive learning environment.

NYU-SPS classes are held at four convenient locations listed below. The location at 7 East 12th Street also houses the Office of Admissions, as well as the Office of Noncredit Student Services in addition to the School's administrative offices.

  • The Fairchild Building at 7 East 12th Street
  • The Washington Square campus in Greenwich Village
  • The NYU Midtown Center at 11 West 42nd Street
  • The Woolworth Building at 15 Barclay Street in downtown Manhattan

With more than 2,300 on-site and online courses, certificates, and intensives, NYU-SPS is also one of the world's leading providers of noncredit continuing education.

Academic Departments

The NYU School of Professional Studies offers undergraduate degree programs, graduate degree programs and certificates, and career advancement courses and diploma programs in a wide range of professionally oriented areas of study. All programs are designed to meet the academic and the professional needs of students throughout their lives and their careers.

Academic departments offer programs that provide a theoretical and practical education–one that is enhanced by rigorous curricula. Classroom learning is translated into real-world contexts by a cadre of outstanding faculty members who are leading practitioners in their fields.

  • American Language Institute
  • Applied Politics
  • Career and Life Planning
  • Center for Advanced Digital Applications (CADA)
  • Center for Global Affairs
  • Center for Publishing
  • Finance, Law, and Taxation
  • Foreign Languages, Translation, and Interpreting
  • George H. Heyman, Jr., Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising
  • Graphic Communications Management and Technology
  • Health and Care Programs
  • High School Academy
  • Humanities, Arts, and Writing
  • Leadership and Human Capital Management
  • Management and Information Technology
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • NYUSPS Initiative for Creativity and Innovation in Cities
  • Paul McGhee Division
  • Professional Advantage Program
  • SPS Non-Credit Diplomas
  • Schack Institute of Real Estate
  • Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business

Degree Programs

Graduate Degree Programs

Master's Degrees

  • M.A. in Graphic Communications Management and Technology
  • M.S. in Construction Management
  • M.S. in Fundraising and Grantmaking
  • M.S. in Global Affairs
  • M.S. in Hospitality Industry Studies
  • M.S. in Human Resource Management and Development
  • M.S. in Integrated Marketing
  • M.S. in Management and Systems
  • M.S. in Professional Writing
  • M.S. in Project Management
  • M.S. in Public Relations and Corporate Communication
  • M.S. in Publishing: Digital and Print Media
  • M.S. in Real Estate
  • M.S. in Real Estate Development
  • M.S. in Sports Business
  • M.S. in Tourism Management
  • M.S. in Translation

Graduate Certificates

  • G.C. in Benefits and Compensation
  • G.C. in Construction Management
  • G.C. in Core Business Competencies
  • G.C. in Enterprise Risk Management
  • G.C. in Global Energy
  • G.C. in Hospitality Industry Studies
  • G.C. in Human Resource Management
  • G.C. in Information Technologies
  • G.C. in Organizational and Executive Coaching
  • G.C. in Peacebuilding
  • G.C. in Real Estate
  • G.C. in Sports Business
  • G.C. in Strategy and Leadership
  • G.C. in Tourism Management
  • G.C. in Transnational Security

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.A. in Applied General Studies
  • B.A. in Humanities
  • B.A. in Social Sciences
  • B.S. in Digital Communications and Media
  • B.S. in Healthcare Management
  • B.S. in Information Systems Management
  • B.S. in Leadership and Management Studies
  • B.S. in Marketing Analytics
  • B.S. in Real Estate

External links

  • New York University
  • NYU School of Professional Studies

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The Symbiosis Society is a family of 37 educational institutions on 19 campuses in India. It has some 27,000 students.

The society manages the Symbiosis International University (SIU), formerly Symbiosis International Education Centre.

Symbiosis is a Greek term meaning 'Living together for mutual benefit'. Symbiosis is an educational and cultural center, established in 1971 under the patronage of S. B. Mujumdar, president and founding director. It is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and the Bombay Public Trust, Act, 1950. The institution is headed by Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar

Constituent institutes

Symbiosis International University campus (SIU), Pune, Maharashtra - Symbiosis International University campus (SIU), Pune, Maharashtra. Symbiosis International University (SIU) is a private coeducational, multi-institutional ...
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bangalore (SIBM Bangalore)
  • Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF Pune)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) (SIMS)
  • Symbiosis Law School (SLS)(Pune and Noida)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC Pune)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC Bangalore)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT)
  • Symbiosis School of Economics (SSE)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research (SICSR) (SICSR)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences
  • Symbiosis Center of Health Care
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune (SIBM Pune)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD)
  • Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management
  • Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics (SIG)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, Pune (SCMS PUNE)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM)
  • Symbiosis Ambedkar Memorial & Museum, Pune
  • Symbiosis International Cultural Centre (SICC)
  • English Language Teaching Institute of Symbiosis (ELTIS)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Foreign and Indian Languages (SIFIL)
  • Symbiosis Society's Law College (SSLC)
  • Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Research & Development in Law (DAIRLD)
  • Symbiosis Society's College of Arts and Commerce (SACC)
  • Symbiosis Nursery School (SNS)
  • Symbiosis Primary School (SPS)
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University's Symbiosis Study Centre
  • Symbiosis Society's Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum and Memorial (SSAMM)
  • Symbiosis Secondary School (SSS)
  • Symbiosis Spa (SS)
  • Symbiosis Department of Health Sciences (SDHS)
  • Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC)
  • Symbiosis Vidyavardhini Vidyalay, Harali, Dist. Kolhapur
  • Symbiosis Kindergarten, Nasik (SKN)
  • Symbiosis School, Nasik (SSN)
  • Symbiosis Society's Afro Asian Cultural Museum
  • Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)
  • Symbiosis Institute for Teacher Education (SITE)
  • Symbiosis International School (SIS)
  • Symbiosis Open School (SOS)
  • Symbiosis Centre of Liberal Arts (SCLA)


External links

  • Official website
  • Symbiosis distance learning

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Wake Forest University is a private, independent, nonprofit, non-sectarian, coeducational research university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, founded in 1834. The university received its name from its original location in Wake Forest, north of Raleigh, North Carolina, the state capital. The Reynolda Campus, the university's main campus, has been located north of downtown Winston-Salem since the university moved there in 1956. The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center campus is located near the Ardmore neighborhood in central Winston-Salem. The University also occupies lab space at Biotech Plaza, at the downtown Piedmont Research Park, and at the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials. The University's Graduate School of Management maintains a presence on the main campus in Winston-Salem and in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In the 2014 U.S. News America's Best Colleges report, Wake Forest ranked 11th in terms of "Best Undergraduate Teaching" and 27th overall among national universities. Wake Forest has ranked among the top 25 universities in the nation 5 times, ranking in the top 30 for 18 consecutive years. Wake Forest has produced 15 Rhodes Scholars, including 13 since 1986, four Marshall Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars and 62 Fulbright recipients since 1993.

Notable people of Wake Forest University include: Author Maya Angelou, MSNBC News Host Melissa Harris-Perry, Senators Richard Burr and Kay Hagan, Athletes Chris Paul, Tim Duncan and Arnold Palmer, and CEO Charlie Ergen. Wake Forest has graduated many other successful alumni, including dozens of politicians, attorneys, physicians, scientists, and academics.


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Wake Forest University was founded after the North Carolina Baptist State Convention purchased a 600-acre (2.4 km2) plantation from Dr. Calvin Jones in an area north of Raleigh (Wake County) called the "Forest of Wake." The new school, designed to teach both Baptist ministers and laymen, opened on February 3, 1834, as the Wake Forest Manual Labor Institute, named because students and staff were required to spend half of each day doing manual labor on the plantation. Dr. Samuel Wait, a Baptist minister, was selected as the "principal," later president, of the institute.

In 1838, it was renamed Wake Forest College, and the manual labor system was abandoned. The town that grew up around the college came to be called the town of Wake Forest. In 1862, during the American Civil War, the school closed due to the loss of most students and some faculty to service in the Confederate States Army. The College re-opened in 1866 and prospered over the next four decades under the leadership of presidents Washington Manley Wingate, Thomas H. Pritchard, and Charles Taylor. In 1894, the School of Law was established, followed by the School of Medicine in 1902. The university held its first summer session in 1921. Lea Laboratory was built in 1887-1888, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

The leading college figure in the early 20th century was Dr. William L. Poteat, a gifted biologist and the first layman to be elected president in the college's history. "Dr. Billy" continued to promote growth, hired many outstanding professors, and expanded the science curriculum. He also stirred upheaval among North Carolina Baptists with his strong support of teaching the theory of evolution but eventually won formal support from the Baptist State Convention for academic freedom at the College.

The School of Medicine moved to Winston-Salem (then North Carolina's second-largest city) in 1941 under the supervision of Dean Coy Cornelius Carpenter, who guided the school through the transition from a two-year to a four-year program. The school then became the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. The following year, 1942, Wake Forest admitted its first female undergraduate students, after World War II dramatically depleted the pool of male students.

In 1946, as a result of large gifts from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, the entire college agreed to move to Winston-Salem, a move that was completed for the beginning of the fall 1956 term, under the leadership of Dr. Harold W. Tribble. Charles and Mary Babcock (daughter of R. J. Reynolds) donated to the college about 350 acres (1.4 km2) of fields and woods at "Reynolda," their estate. From 1952 to 1956, fourteen new buildings were constructed on the new campus. These buildings were constructed in Georgian style. The old campus in Wake Forest was sold to the Baptist State Convention to establish the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

On April 27, 1962, Wake Forest's Board of Trustees voted to accept Edward Reynolds, a native of the African nation of Ghana, as the first black full-time undergraduate at the school. This made Wake Forest the first major private university in the South to desegregate. Reynolds, a transfer student from Shaw University, later became the first black graduate of the university in 1964, when he earned a bachelor's degree in history. Later, he went on to earn master's degrees at Ohio University and Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in African History from the University of London. He became a professor of history at the University of California, San Diego and author of several history books.

A graduate studies program was inaugurated in 1961, and in 1967 the school became the fully accredited Wake Forest University. The Babcock Graduate School of Management, now known as the School of Business, was established in 1969. The James R. Scales Fine Arts Center opened in 1979. In 1986, Wake Forest gained autonomy from the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and established a fraternal relationship with it. The Middleton House and its surrounding 5 acres (2.0 ha) was deeded by gift to Wake Forest by Philip Hanes and his wife Charlotte in 1992. The donation was completed in 2011.

The thirteenth president of Wake Forest is Nathan O. Hatch, former provost at the University of Notre Dame. Hatch was officially installed as president on October 20, 2005. He assumed office on July 1, 2005, succeeding Thomas K. Hearn, Jr., who had retired after 22 years in office.

Presidential activities

On March 17, 1978, President Jimmy Carter made a major National Security address in Wait Chapel. Twice the school has hosted presidential debates. The first, between then-Vice President George H.W. Bush and Governor Michael Dukakis on September 25, 1988. The second matched then-Governor George W. Bush against Vice President Al Gore on October 11, 2000. Both debates were hosted in Wait Chapel.



In 2012, Wake Forest received 11,407 undergraduate applications and accepted 30 percent. The yield rate (the percentage of accepted students who choose to attend the university) was 32 percent. About 79 percent of incoming freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. Forty-seven states and 28 countries are represented in the undergraduate student body. Twenty-three percent of Wake Forest's undergraduate students are from North Carolina. Ninety-three percent of freshmen return for their sophomore year.

Test-optional policy

In May 2008, Wake Forest made college entrance exams optional for undergraduate admissions, becoming the first national university ranked in the top 30 by the U.S. News & World Report to adopt a test-optional policy. Being test-optional means Wake Forest's admissions process does not require applicants to submit their SAT or ACT scores, and students can decide if they want their standardized test scores to be considered.


In addition to need-based financial aid programs, Wake Forest offers more than 50 merit-based scholarships, including the following full-tuition scholarships: Reynolds, Carswell, Stamps, and Gordon. These scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded on the basis of academic distinction, leadership, community service, artistic talent, and a variety of other unique contributions and characteristics.


Wake Forest has produced 15 Rhodes Scholars, including 13 since 1986, four Marshall Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars and 62 Fulbright recipients since 1993.


Wake Forest's undergraduate education consists of a liberal arts curriculum Wake Forest College and classes in the School of Business. The university offers 40 majors and 57 interdisciplinary minors across various fields of study. Students initially declare a major the second semester of their sophomore year.

In order to graduate, a Wake Forest student must finish three requirements for 120 hours of credit: a core set of classes, a course of study related to a major, and electives. The core set of classes includes basic requirements (a first-year seminar, a writing seminar, health and PE classes, and foreign language literature) and divisional requirements (at least two classes in each of the humanities, social sciences and math/natural sciences and at least one in the fine arts and literatures).

Wake Forest also offers an "Open Curriculum" option, in which a small number of students, approved by a committee, may design a course of study with an adviser that follows a liberal arts framework but does not necessarily fulfill all the core degree requirements.

In order to attend the School of Business, students must make a special application to its program, which offers an accountancy program whereby a student earns a BS and an MS in Accountancy and qualifies to sit for the CPA exam after five years of combined undergraduate and graduate study. The School of Business also offers undergraduate programs leading to degrees in business and enterprise management, finance and mathematical business.

Wake Forest supports a number of centers and institutes, which are designed to encourage interdisciplinary curriculum and programming. Currently, there are two institutes (Humanities and Public Engagement) and seven centers (Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials; Enterprise Research and Education; Translational Science; Bioethics, Health and Society; Energy, Environment and Sustainability; Molecular Communication and Signaling; Interdisciplinary Performance and the Liberal Arts).


Including the professional schools, the University has 2,227 faculty members, of whom 79 percent are full-time employees.

More than 87 percent of undergraduate faculty have doctorates or other terminal degrees in their field. Wake Forest ranked 11th in the quality of undergraduate teaching in U.S. News and World Report's 2013 Best Colleges Guide, and the school maintains a faculty-to-student ratio of 1 to 11.

Notable faculty include:

  • Dr. Anthony Atala, the director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, is considered a national pioneer in organ growth. His work has been lauded as the No. 1 Science Story of the Year by Discover Magazine in 2007 and the fifth-biggest breakthrough in medicine for 2011 by Time.
  • Poet, author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, Reynolds Professor of American Studies, taught at the University from 1982 to 2014. Among her many awards, she was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010.
  • David Carroll, professor of physics and director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, is known for his research in nanoengineered cancer therapies, green technology, photovoltaics and lighting innovations.
  • President Nathan O. Hatch is a nationally known religious historian. His book, The Democratization of American Christianity, was named one of the "Five Best: Books on Religion in Politics" by the Wall Street Journal. He also serves as the Chair of the NCAA Division I Board.
  • Rogan Kersh, provost and professor of politics and international affairs, is a frequent television and radio commentator on U.S. political issues who was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in 2008.
  • Filmmaker Peter Gilbert, producer and director of photography on the Oscar-nominated documentary Hoop Dreams, is a professor of practice with the Documentary Film Program.
  • David Faber (printmaker), professor of art and printmaking, is a nationally recognized printmaker whose works are housed permanently at five of the country's leading museums.

Study abroad

According to the Institute of International Education's 2012 Open Doors Report, Wake Forest ranked third in the country for undergraduate participation in study-abroad programs among doctoral research universities. According to the IIE's methodology, 72 percent of Wake Forest undergraduates received credit for study abroad in the 2010–2011 academic year with students spending anywhere from a few weeks to a summer to a full academic year visiting countries around the world. In January 2013, the University received the IIE's Heiskell Award for Study Abroad for its emphasis on providing foreign-based educational opportunities to first-generation college students.

Wake Forest offers more than 400 semester-, summer- and year-long study abroad programs in 200 cities in more than 70 countries worldwide through Wake Forest-sponsored programs and through Affiliate programs (approved non-Wake Forest programs).

Wake Forest programs options include:

  • University-owned houses: Each semester or summer session, a resident professor leads a group of students to one of three University-owned study abroad houses and offers two courses in his or her respective disciplines. Resident professors are chosen from a wide variety of academic departments. The University houses are: Casa Artom in Venice, Italy; Flow House in Vienna, Austria; and Worrell House in London, England.
  • Other University-sponsored semester study abroad programs take place in Santiago, Chile; Dijon, France; Cambridge, England; Salamanca, Spain; and Hirakata, Japan.

Graduate and Professional Schools

In addition to the Undergraduate College, Wake Forest University is home to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and four professional schools.

Wake Forest Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers 25 programs of graduate-level study as well as 11 certificates. Degree programs include 11 areas of PhD study in the sciences, as well as 24 master's degrees in the arts and sciences. The school also offers nine joint degree programs in conjunction with the other professional schools and the undergraduate college.

Wake Forest School of Law

The Wake Forest University School of Law is a private American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). The school was established in 1894. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks the school among the Top Tier Law Schools in the nation. The current dean is Suzanne Reynolds. Wake Forest University School of Law has a faculty of 52 Resident Faculty Members and 40 Extended Faculty Members.

Wake Forest Law offers the following degrees: the JD, the JD/MDiv, the JD/MA in Religion, the JD/MA in Bioethics, the Master of Studies in Law, the Master of Laws in American Law, the SJD and the JD/MBA in conjunction with the university's Schools of Business. Class sizes are limited to sections of 40 in the first year, with legal writing classes limited to sections of 20.

Wake Forest School of Medicine

The Wake Forest School of Medicine is located on the Bowman Gray Campus in the Ardmore neighborhood of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Founded in 1902, the School of Medicine directs the education of about 1,800 students and fellows, including physicians, basic scientists and allied clinical professionals each year. It is clinically affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest Community Physicians and, with its research program, forms the integrated academic medical center, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

In addition to M.D., Ph.D. and M.S. degrees (including an M.S. for physician assistants), the School of Medicine has five joint-degree programs, nurse anesthesia and medical technology teaching programs, and is the clinical site for 10 Forsyth Technical Community College programs.

The School of Medicine is ranked among the best medical schools in the United States. In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked it fourth most selective medical school in the country, 19th best in primary care and 46th best in research.

The School of Medicine ranks among the top third of American medical schools in total funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In the 2012 fiscal year, the school was awarded nearly $185 million in research funding from federal and state agencies, industry and other sources.

School of Business

The Wake Forest School of Business was founded in 1969 as the Babcock School of Management, and the School now houses both graduate and undergraduate programs in the new Farrell Hall facility on the main Wake Forest campus. The School also maintains a campus in Charlotte, N.C., which houses an MBA program for working professionals.

The School of Business offers six Master programs and four joint-degree programs, including full-time and part-time Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Accountancy and Master of Arts in Management. The School offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program for undergraduates. This is a four-year degree with majors in accountancy, business and enterprise management, finance, and mathematical business.

Wake Forest School of Divinity

The School of Divinity, accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, offers a Master of Divinity degree as well as dual-degree programs in bioethics, counseling and law. The school also offers a certificate in Spirituality and Health in association with the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Gail O'Day was appointed in 2010 as dean of the school and professor of New Testament and preaching. The school has 18 faculty members, five adjunct faculty and 12 associated faculty from other university departments. According to its mission statement, the school is "Christian by tradition, Baptist in heritage, and ecumenical in outlook."

Planning for the school began in April 1989. In May 1996, Bill J. Leonard was appointed the school's first dean, and in March 1998, the school selected its 14-member board of visitors. The first faculty members were named in April 1998, and additional faculty were hired that October. In August 1999, the first 24 students enrolled in the program. The university's first Master of Divinity degrees were conferred May 20, 2002.

In 2012, the school established the Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative to equip religious leaders with the knowledge, skills, and pastoral habits necessary to guide congregations and other faith-based organizations around food issues.


In the 2014 U.S. News America's Best Colleges report, Wake Forest ranked 11th in terms of "Best Undergraduate Teaching" and 27th overall among national universities.

In the 2014 BusinessWeek Undergraduate Business Schools Rankings, the School of Business ranked 11th overall and achieved the No. 1 rank for the sixth consecutive year in Academic Quality. In the U.S. News & World Report March 2013 annual list of "America's Best Graduate Schools," Wake Forest's full-time MBA was ranked No. 47 out of the 455 AACSB accredited master's business programs surveyed. Wake Forest's part-time MBA program for working professionals ranked No. 1 in North Carolina and No. 28 nationally. In 2012, students in the MSA program achieved the No. 1 pass rate and the highest average score in the nation on the Certified Public Accountant Exam among candidates from nearly 800 colleges and universities. Wake Forest MSA students have earned the No. 1 CPA pass rate ranking ten times since 1997.

According to the Institute of International Education's 2012 Open Doors Report, Wake Forest ranked third in the country for undergraduate participation in study-abroad programs among doctoral research universities.

In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked the School of Medicine fourth most selective in the country, 19th best in primary care and 46th best in research.

The 2013 U.S. News & World Report Graduate School Rankings ranked the School of Law 31st in the country.

Student life

Fraternities and sororities

With 28 chapters, fraternity and sorority membership consists of around 45% of the student population. Wake Forest requires that all new members of fraternities and sororities complete at least one semester of full-time studies, so the primary recruiting time is during the spring semester.

Most fraternities and sororities have lounges in campus residence halls, with surrounding rooms being reserved for the chapter. One fraternity, Delta Kappa Epsilon, has a residence off campus.

All fraternities and sororities at Wake Forest belong to one of three councils – the Interfraternity Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Panhellenic Council. Each of these councils has an executive board that provides resources and programming to its member organizations. With very homogeneous populations, fraternities and sororities remain very racially and socio-economically segregated.

Fraternities on campus: Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Sigma Phi, Chi Psi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Alpha Psi, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Omega Psi Phi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Pi, and Theta Chi.

Sororities on campus: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Sigma Theta, Delta Xi Phi, Delta Zeta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Beta Gamma, Kappa Delta, and Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Professional or Academic Fraternities and Sororities on campus: Alpha Kappa Psi, Alpha Phi Omega, and Kappa Kappa Psi.

Wake Forest is also home to the Sigma Delta chapter of Order of Omega, an honor society for members of Greek organizations. Members are selected from the top 3% of Greeks on campus based on high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and involvement within their respective organization and within the fraternity/sorority, campus and local communities.

In the mid-2010s, fraternities at Wake Forest have come under scrutiny for claims of sexual assault, racism, and violence.

Physical activity options

Wake Forest offers a vast array of possibilities for physical activity, be it for recreation or health. The university offers classes in Yoga, Dance, Boot Camp, etc. In addition, some classes are offered for credit on sports theory and practice, as well as several dance courses. Intramural Sports are also extremely popular and take place for a variety of sports, depending on the season. The university recreation center, Reynolds Gym, is the oldest gym in the ACC. The university is in the planning process for a new recreation center to replace the aging Reynolds Gym and the Miller Fitness Center.

Dining facilities

Wake Forest undergraduate students living on campus are required to sign up for a meal plan in coordination with the Office of Residence Life and Housing and ARAMARK. Meal Plans consist of Meal Swipes and Food Dollars. Meal Swipes are accepted in the Fresh Food Company (also known as "The Pit") and the Magnolia Room, both of which are located in Reynolda Hall. Students may purchase food and snacks at all other on-campus retail locations using their Food Dollars, Deacon Dollars, and other methods of payment.

  • The Fresh Food Company ("The Pit") – Renovated in 2005, it is known as "The Pit" because of its location in the basement of Reynolda Hall. Students have access to all-you-care-to-eat dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A take-out dining option also exists with re-usable to-go containers or pre-packaged meals.
  • The Magnolia Room – Located on the second floor of Reynolda Hall, it is open Monday through Friday for lunch. Every Thursday evening, it offers a "Premium Dinner" with two seatings. On other nights, the room serves as an event space that can be rented by student groups.
  • Benson Food Court – Located on the ground floor of the Benson University Center, it features national and local venues, including Chick-fil-A and Moe's Southwest Grill.
  • Shorty's Restaurant & Bar – Located adjacent to the Food Court, it is open for lunch, dinner and late night and offers Americana cuisine.
  • Starbucks – Located in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, it opened in 2008.
  • Subway and Provisions on Demand convenience store – Located on Hearn Plaza in Davis Hall, they are open 24 hours.
  • Convenience Stores – In addition to the Benson Center Sundry and the P.O.D., stores are located in Worrell Hall and in the North Campus Apartment area.

Student media

  • WAKE Radio was founded by a student group in 1985 after WFDD terminated a long-standing position of student broadcast assistants. The organization currently maintains an Internet radio station that broadcasts shows ranging from political and sports talk to indie music.
  • The Student was founded in 2004 and is a website created and run by students to help integrate the student body with academic activities and social events around campus and the Winston-Salem area.
  • The Old Gold & Black (OGB) is Wake Forest University's weekly school newspaper. The paper takes its name from the university's official colors. It was established in 1916 and has been produced by a group of student editors, reporters and photographers every year since then. Notable alumni include Al Hunt, current Managing Editor for Bloomberg News in Washington DC, W. J. Cash who authored The Mind of the South, and Wayne King who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of The 12th Street Riot in Detroit in 1967.
  • Wake TV is the university television channel. It features weekly television content like Wake TV News and Entertainment Wakely. Past students have also collaborated with ESPNU to create media packages featuring Wake Forest athletes.
  • The Howler is the annual yearbook.
  • 3 to 4 Ounces is the official literary magazine on campus, publishing a collection of student prose, poetry and art through a blind application process each semester. It is also the longest-running media outlet on campus, as it began in 1882 as The Student when the school was still known as Wake Forest College.

Undergraduate student housing

Wake Forest maintains a commitment to the residential college experience by guaranteeing undergraduate students on-campus housing for four years. As of 2010, students were required to live on campus for their first three years as a full-time enrolled student. As of the 2013–2014 academic year, Residence Life is divided into 15 communities which are staffed by a graduate hall director and a staff of RAs (resident advisers) who facilitate community building and assume administrative responsibilities. All student housing has air conditioning, closets, wired/wireless internet access, cable television connections, and free unlimited washer/dryer usage. Every residence hall is equipped with at least one communal lounge area (with a big-screen television, sometimes a ping-pong table, pianos, etc.) and kitchen area.

The three main community areas for the 2013–2014 academic year are:

  • South Campus (First Year Student Housing): Babcock Hall, Bostwick Hall, Johnson Hall, Luter Hall, Collins Hall, South Hall
  • Quad Area (Upperclass Student Housing): Kitchin Hall, Davis Hall, Poteat/Huffman Halls, Taylor/Efird Halls
  • North Area (Upperclass Student Housing): Magnolia Hall, Dogwood Hall, Polo Hall, Martin Hall, Palmer Hall, Piccolo Hall, North Campus Apartments, Student Apartments, Polo Road houses area.

The office of Residence Life & Housing boasts 119 undergraduate RAs, and 15 graduate hall directors. Along with student staff, the RL&H office supports two major residential student organizations: the Resident Student Association and the National Residence Hall Honorary.

Student union

The event-planning arm of Wake Forest is undergraduate student-run organization known as Student Union. Student Union events include Homecoming, Family Weekend, Special Lectures, Concerts, the Coffeehouse music series and other weekly events such as movie screenings and Tuesday Trivia nights. Its signature event is the annual "Shag on the Mag" where a big tent covers Manchester Quad (formerly the Magnolia Quad) during Springfest and students shag dance to a live band. It started in 2005 under then Springfest chairman Joseph Bumgarner.

Student government

Founded in 1923, Wake Forest Student Government (known as SG) works under a semi-Presidential system. Four executive officers (student body president, speaker of the House, secretary and treasurer) are elected each spring. The President appoints a chief of staff. The executive officers coordinate with the Cabinet, formed by the co-chairs of the six standing committees. The Executive Committee & Cabinet work with members of the General Assembly to pass legislation and advocate on behalf of students.

The Senate, which acts as a student legislature, is made up of about 48 senators, chosen in fall and spring elections each year. The legislators are assigned to one of six committees focused on an area of student needs. The Student Trustee is an ex-officio member of Student Government and acts as a liaison between the Board of Trustees and Student Government.

Personal and career development

In 2009, President Nathan Hatch outlined in his strategic plan a campus culture in which personal and career development would become an integral component of the undergraduate student experience. Later that year, he created a cabinet-level position and appointed Andy Chan as the Vice President for Personal & Career Development.

Chan's work has included hosting a national conference in 2012 ("Rethinking Success: From the Liberal Arts to Careers in the 21st Century") featuring Condoleezza Rice, and issuing "A Roadmap for Transforming the College-To-Career Experience" in 2013. Wake Forest quadrupled the size of the staff, integrated personal and career development into freshman orientation, and added "College to Career" courses.


Every student takes at least one course in the arts (art history, studio art, theatre, dance, music performance and music in liberal arts) before graduating. In 2011–2012, more than 500 Wake Forest students were directly involved in performances on campus, and 110 public exhibitions in theatre, music dance and visual arts held in Scales Fine Arts Center in 2012–2013. The University's home, Winston-Salem, calls itself the "City of Arts & Innovation."

Students also can take advantage of a number of other art-related opportunities:

  • The WFU Art Collections consist of nine independent collections with more than 1,600 works located in 35 on- and off-campus locations. Every four years, selected students make an art-buying trip to New York City to add to the collections.
  • Students are within walking distance of the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, the Wake Forest Museum of Anthropology, the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery and START, the student art gallery.
  • The theatre department, which allows students to participate from their first year, supports interdisciplinary exploration of its plays through the Interdisciplinary Performance and the Liberal Arts Center (IPLACe), which connects the performing arts and other academic departments.
  • The student-run Reynolda Film Festival is a free weeklong series of film screenings and workshops featuring a keynote address by a well-known and respected representative of the film industry.
  • The Secrest Artists Series offers the Wake Forest community several free opportunities each year to hear world-class concerts.


Originally, Wake Forest's athletic teams were known as the Fighting Baptists, due to its association with the Baptist Convention (from which it later separated itself). However, in 1923, after a particularly impressive win against the Duke Blue Devils, a newspaper reporter wrote that the Deacons "fought like Demons", giving rise to the current team name, the "Demon Deacons."

Wake Forest has won a total of eight national championships in four different sports; four of these championships have come in the past six years. Wake Forest is sometimes referred to as being a part of "Tobacco Road" or "The Big Four," terms that refer to the four North Carolina schools that compete heatedly against each other within the ACC; these include Duke, North Carolina, and North Carolina State, as well as Wake Forest.

The Demon Deacons participate in the NCAA's Division I (in the Bowl Subdivision for football) and in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The Athletics Director is Ron Wellman.


2006 season

Wake Forest's football team was ranked in the Top 25 in the nation by the AP Poll during most of the 2006 season. They won the 2006 ACC Atlantic Division Title and went on to defeat the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 9–6 on December 2 in the ACC Championship Game in Jacksonville, FL. The win sent Wake Forest to the Orange Bowl to play the Big East champion Louisville Cardinals, where they lost 24–13. However, this made Wake Forest the smallest school to ever compete in the Bowl Championship Series. Of all schools that play Division I FBS football, only Rice and Tulsa have smaller undergraduate enrollments, and Wake has the smallest undergraduate enrollment of any school in the BCS conferences.

For his part in the record-setting season, coach Jim Grobe was unanimously selected ACC Coach of the Year, and handily won the AP Coach of the Year award several weeks later. Coach Grobe signed a ten-year contract in 2003.

The 2006 team and its emotional leader Jon Abbate would become the subjects of the 2011 feature film The 5th Quarter.

2007 season

Wake Forest followed its success in 2006 with another excellent year and finished the regular season with a record of 8 wins and 4 losses. During the season, the Demon Deacons were briefly ranked in the Top 25. Their success throughout the year earned Wake Forest an invitation to the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte, North Carolina. Played on December 29 in the Bank of America stadium (home of the Carolina Panthers) the Demon Deacons defeated the Connecticut Huskies 24–10.

Wake Forest's head coach, Jim Grobe, continues to garner national attention as an outstanding college football coach. Though he was offered coaching positions at other schools, Grobe chose to remain with the Deacons, citing a desire to remain at an institution that successfully balances high-level academics with a major athletic program.

Wake Forest plays its home football games at BB&T Field (formerly Groves Stadium).

Men's basketball

Wake Forest is generally regarded as a competitive program in men's basketball, frequently qualifying for the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship (22 times in the school's history). They reached the Final Four once, in 1962. The school's famous basketball alumni include Billy Packer, a guard on the 1962 Final Four team who became far more famous as a basketball broadcaster; Tyrone Curtis "Muggsy" Bogues, the shortest player ever to play in the NBA; Randolph Childress, for his MVP performance in the 1995 ACC Tournament; Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Josh Howard; Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers and the 2006 NBA Rookie of the Year Award; and two-time league MVP and three-time NBA Finals MVP Tim Duncan, and Atlanta Hawks starting point guard and one-time all-star Jeff Teague. Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum is the home venue for the Demon Deacons basketball team. Skip Prosser, Wake Forest University's men's basketball coach since 2001, died in Winston-Salem on July 26, 2007. One of Prosser's assistant coaches, Dino Gaudio, was named to replace him. On April 13, 2010, Jeff Bzdelik was hired, taking the place of the recently fired Gaudio. Despite no post-season success (0 wins in 3 ACC Tournament attempts) and an 11–42 record against ACC competition over the first three years of his tenure, Athletic Director Ron Wellman announced that Bzdelik would return for a fourth season as coach. On March 20, 2014, Jeff Bzdelik resigned his position as head coach.

Women's basketball

In 2012, Jen Hoover took over as coach from Mike Petersen, the program's all-time winningest coach. Hoover (then Jenny Mitchell) is the program's all-time leading scorer and rebounder, was a three-time All-ACC selection and was a member of the ACC's 50th Anniversary Team in 2002. Hoover was part of the program's only NCAA Tournament appearance in 1988, when Wake Forest beat Villanova and lost to Tennessee. Wake Forest has appeared in the Women's NIT four times, all under Petersen. The Demon Deacons play their home games at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Women's field hockey

Recent athletic honors include three consecutive NCAA Field Hockey national championships in 2002, 2003, and 2004 under Head Coach Jennifer Averill. In 2005, the Deacs were defeated in the semifinal round by Duke University, and in the 2006 championship game by the University of Maryland.


Wake Forest has had several successful golf teams, winning national championships in 1974, 1975, and 1986. Several well-known players include Jay Haas, Billy Andrade, Gary Hallberg, Robert Wrenn, Scott Hoch, Bill Haas, and majors champions Arnold Palmer, Lanny Wadkins, Darren Clarke, Curtis Strange, and Webb Simpson.


Wake Forest is a consistent national title contender in men's soccer. In recent years several players from the program have played professionally in Major League Soccer, including Brian Carroll, Will Hesmer, Justin Moose, Michael Parkhurst, Pat Phelan, James Riley, Scott Sealy, Matt Taylor, and Wells Thompson. In 2006 the team advanced to the final four of the NCAA tournament where they were defeated in a penalty kick shootout by UC Santa Barbara. They captured the 2007 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship defeating Ohio State 2–1, with the winning goal scored by Zack Schilawski. The Demon Deacons returned to the final four of the 2009 Division I Men's College Cup, losing to Virginia 2–1 in overtime in the semifinals.


Wake Forest won the 1955 College World Series in baseball. In 2009, the team began playing on Ernie Shore Field, in Winston-Salem, NC, moving to this field from their former home at Gene Hooks Stadium on campus.


Wake Forest has playing for it in tennis Noah Rubin, who won the 2014 boys singles championship at Wimbledon, and the US 2014 boys' national championships in singles and doubles.

Screamin' Demons

Student attendance of Wake Forest Football and Basketball games is high, in part due to the program known as "Screamin' Demons." At the beginning of each respective athletic season students on the Reynolda Campus can sign up for the program whereby they pay $40 for each year; in addition to the best seats at the games, this gets students a football shirt in the fall and a tie-dye T-shirt in the spring along with a card that serves as an automatic pass to the sporting events. They lose this privilege if they miss two of the games. Through the planning of Sports Marketing and the Screamin' Demons program, basketball game seats in the students section are difficult to attain without participating in the Screamin' Demons program. The arena can seat only 2,250 of the 4,500 undergraduate students at Wake Forest. At least 150 seats are always set aside for non-Screamin Demons, who sit behind the 2,100 member group.

Student organizations

There are over 160 chartered student organizations of all sorts. Student sports organizations are highly visible on campus. Special interest organizations range from the academic, such the Model United Nations team, to the artistic, such as the handbell choir. In spring of 2006, the Mock Trial team was notable in qualifying for the national tournament while only in its 2nd year in operation. Religious organizations are also numerous. Both the College Republicans and College Democrats have active chapters at the University. Historic student organizations such as the Philomathesians, an artistic literary magazine, are also present. Students are entertained by numerous performing groups, including The Lilting Banshee Comedy Troupe, The Living Parables Christian Drama Troupe, and The Anthony Aston Players.

The Office of Student Development, led by Michael Gerald Ford, son of Gerald R. Ford, oversees all student organizations. Student Development also organizes leadership oriented student activities such as CHARGE (Formerly called LEAD), a semester long course in campus leadership.

Debate team

The Wake Forest Debate team has won the National Debate Tournament in 1997 and 2008, made the finals in 2006 and 2009 and has had four semifinal teams: 1955, 1993, 1994, 1995. Wake Forest has had two winners of the "National Coach of the Year" award: Ross Smith (1997) and Al Louden (1988). The award is named for Smith.

Notable Debate alumni include: Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, the director of the Center for the Study of Terrorist Radicalization at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Larry Penley, the former president of Colorado State University; John Graham, the former regulatory czar for George W. Bush; and Franklin Shirley and Martha Swain Wood, both former mayors of Winston-Salem, N.C.

In 2010, Wake Forest became the first top-tier debate team in the country to go "open source" and share all its evidence and arguments online through a wiki accessible to other debaters.

Volunteer Service Corps

The Volunteer Service Corps (VSC) is one of the most popular student organizations. It coordinates volunteering in both the local and international/national setting via service projects and trips. The organization has annual service trips to Russia, Vietnam, and Latin America. In light of the disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina, VSC sent 30 Wake Students on a Wake Alternative Spring Break in the Spring of 2006.

A cappella groups

Wake Forest has a number of a cappella groups that produce recordings and have performances on and off campus. They include:

  • Chi Rho – all-male Christian group
  • Innuendo – co-ed group
  • Plead the Fifth – all-male secular group
  • Minor Variation – all-female Christian group
  • Demon Divas – all-female group


Wake Forest University offers only Army ROTC. In 2006 the Army ROTC program was awarded the MacArthur Award by the United States Army for having the best medium-sized ROTC battalion in the nation. There are about sixty cadets in the program, and about half of each military science class finishes Leadership Development Advanced Camp (LDAC) as a "Distinguished Military Graduate," the top 20% of ROTC graduates.

The minimum service commitment of a contracted cadet who graduates from ROTC is four years active duty and four years of inactive reserve duty after that. Alternatively, a cadet can choose to forgo active duty service and serve eight straight years in the active Reserve or National Guard. Other alternative service plans are available for those who intend to be an Army doctor, lawyer, or chaplain with source of commissioning via ROTC.

At Wake Forest contracted ROTC cadets are given full scholarship, a monthly stipend, and book money by the US Army. The university extends the scholarship with free room and board.

The program also serves students from Winston-Salem State University and Salem College.

Diversity and inclusion

On April 27, 1962, the Board of Trustees voted to end racial segregation at Wake Forest, which became the South's first major private university to integrate. In the fall of 1962, Ghana native Ed Reynolds became the first full-time black undergraduate student to enroll. In 2012–2013, Wake Forest's celebration, "Faces of Courage," marked the 50th anniversary of Wake Forest's decision to integrate and how it shaped the university.

Wake Forest's undergraduate minority enrollment in 2012–2013 was 23 percent. The University has an official "Statement of Principle on Diversity."

Other diversity milestones:

  • Japanese student Konsukie Akiyama became the first Asian graduate in 1909.
  • The first women undergraduates were admitted in 1942.
  • James G. Jones became the first American Indian graduate in 1958.
  • On Feb. 23, 1960, 10 Wake Forest students joined 11 students from Winston-Salem State Teachers College (now Winston-Salem State University) for a sit-in at Woolworth's lunch counter in downtown Winston-Salem. The students' non-violent protest, along with other protests in Winston-Salem, led to the desegregation of the city's restaurants and lunch counters on May 23 of that year.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke in Wait Chapel on the Wake Forest campus on Oct. 11, 1962.
  • Herman Eure (biology) and Dolly McPherson (English) became the first black tenure-track professors in 1974.
  • The Office of Minority Affairs was formed in 1978 and later became the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Wake Forest also added an Office of Diversity & Inclusion, an LGBTQ Center and a Women's Center.
  • In 1982, poet/actress/author Maya Angelou was hired as Reynolds Professor of American Studies.
  • In 2002, Wake Forest added a cultural diversity requirement to its curriculum, mandating all undergraduates take one of 74 courses to educate them on cultural diversity.
  • Wake Forest appointed its first (part-time) Muslim chaplain in 2010. In 2011, the first associate chaplain for Jewish Life was named.


Wake Forest's Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Barbee Oakes was named one of the "25 Women Making a Difference" in 2012 Diverse Issues in Higher Education, recognizing her for commitment to initiatives that promote pluralism and foster community. Wake Forest was among 40 schools across the country awarded the 2012 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award by Insight into Diversity magazine.


Wake Forest has received praise for its efforts in the field of technology. In 2003, The Princeton Review listed it as the number-two "Most Connected Campus" in the United States. The university's Information Systems (IS) department offers a program that issues new Lenovo ThinkPad laptop computers to all undergraduate students and faculty. High speed wireless (and wired) Internet access is provided across campus.

Campus-wide access is provided for a variety of collaborative tools, including WebEx, Google Apps for Higher Education (used for WFU email, calendaring and documents) and Sakai.

Wake Forest is a founding member of WinstonNet, a non-profit organization of educational and municipal institutions in Winston-Salem, NC that among other things provides a gigabit ethernet based regional point of presence (or, rPOP) for the North Carolina Research and Education Network. The University is a member of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), providing access to a large library of data files, and of EDUCAUSE, a national consortium of colleges and universities concerned with computing issues.

University campuses

Reynolda campus

The Reynolda Campus is the main campus for Wake Forest University, housing the undergraduate colleges, three of the four graduate schools, and half the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The core of Reynolda campus is the two interlinked quads, separated by the main administrative building/main dining facility, Reynolda Hall, into North and South Campus.

North Campus consists of the T.K. Hearn Plaza, better known as "the quad," which holds the six upperclassmen residential buildings, the US Post Office, Subway restaurant, book/office supply store, clothing/athletic store, and Wait Chapel. Wait Chapel serves multiple functions. Its auditorium serves as an area for prayer, ceremonies, concerts, and certain guest speakers. The classrooms at Wait Chapel house the offices and classrooms for the Divinity School and the Religion Department.

South Campus is the home of Manchester Quad (formerly known as the Magnolia Quad or Mag quad). It holds freshman housing, most of the classroom buildings, the Benson Center, and the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

Bowman Gray campus

Located in the Ardmore neighborhood near downtown Winston-Salem, the Bowman Gray Campus is home to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, which includes its teaching and research arm, Wake Forest School of Medicine, and its clinical enterprise, Wake Forest Baptist Health. With about 13,000 employees, the Medical Center is the largest employer in the Piedmont Triad Region, operating as an integrated health care system with a mission to deliver quality patient care, to train the next generation of physicians and medical leaders and to discover the next medical breakthrough that will improve health.

Charlotte campus

The School of Business established a satellite campus in Charlotte, N.C., in 1995, and in January 2012, it moved into a 30,000-square-foot, award-winning facility on North College Street in Uptown.

The Charlotte Center is home to U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 ranked MBA program for working professionals in North Carolina. It offers two part-time MBA programs (Evening and Saturday), continuing legal education courses, continuing professional education courses, executive education and Lunch & Learn and speaker events. Certificate programs offered at the Charlotte Center include business management for nonprofits, sustainability, financial planning and negotiations. The Center also hosts corporate retreats and serves as an educational and gathering space for students and alumni in the greater Charlotte area.

The University began offering a small set of general summer school classes at the Charlotte campus in the summer of 2014.

Affiliated properties

Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Wake Forest purchased the Coliseum and 33 surrounding acres from the City of Winston-Salem on Aug. 1, 2013. The Coliseum, which seats 14,407, has been the home of Wake Forest's men's and women's basketball teams since it opened in 1989.


The University owns a number of international properties:

Casa Artom in Venice

In 1974, Wake Forest purchased the building that formerly housed the American Consulate in Venice and named it Casa Artom in honor of Dr. Camillo Artom, a professor at the Baptist Medical Center until 1969. Casa Artom is a two-story building facing the Grand Canal. It is flanked by the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, which houses the Peggy Guggenheim art collection, and the 15th century home Ca'Dario. Each fall and spring semester, a group of Wake Forest students and a resident professor live and study together here.

Flow House in Vienna

In 1998, Wake Forest purchased a three-story villa in Vienna. The acquisition was made possible through the donation of Vic and Roddy Flow of Winston-Salem, and the house was named in their honor. Built in 1898, the house was formerly the office of the U.S. Consulate. Flow House is situated in a northwest section of Vienna that is known for its embassies, diplomatic residences, and distinguished private homes. Each fall and spring semester, a group of Wake Forest students and a resident professor live and study together here.

Worrell House in London

In 1977, Wake Forest acquired a large, brick home in Hampstead for its London program. The house, a gift from Eugene and Ann Worrell, was named in their honor. Formerly known as Morven House, the building served as the home and studio of landscape painter Charles Edward Johnson. Hampstead is primarily a residential neighborhood and home to Hampstead Heath, Regent's Park, Primrose Hill and the Keats House. Each fall and spring semester, a group of Wake Forest students and a resident professor live and study together here.

Casa Dingledine Conference Center in Managua, Nicaragua

In 2008, Karyn and Tom Dingledine provided a donation that enabled Wake Forest to purchase Casa Dingledine — a 6,600-square-foot conference center on five acres of land with a view of Lake Managua. The facility provides a venue for the exchange of ideas between and among not only Wake Forest constituents, but also the University's Nicaraguan partners, other academic institutions and corporate entities. The Center is critical to the mission of the Nicaragua Nexus, which is to accomplish the Wake Forest motto of Pro Humanitate by working with Nicaraguans to enhance their quality of life through collaborative partnerships with local and international organizations in Nicaragua, while providing transformational experiences for students and faculty. Casa Dingledine was dedicated in February 2011.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Reynolda House Museum of American Art is the centerpiece of the Reynolda Estate, from which the University's Reynolda Campus takes its name. The residence was constructed in 1917 by Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. It was converted to an art museum in 1967 and affiliated with Wake Forest University in 2002.

Reynolda House displays American art ranging from the colonial period to the present, including well-known artists such as Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Gilbert Stuart.

Wake Forest students regularly get involved at Reynolda House through internships, volunteer opportunities, and academic research. In 2010, Reynolda House and Wake Forest partnered on a first-year student orientation project using the Museum's masterpiece by Frederic Church, The Andes of Ecuador, as the focal point of the summer academic experience. General admission to the Museum is free to students and University employees.

Reynolda Gardens

The 129 acres that comprise Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University were once at the center of Reynolda, the early 20th-century estate of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Reynolds and included a lake, a golf course, formal gardens, greenhouses, and woods. Although many changes have occurred to the landscape over the past century, this preserve serves as a learning center for topics related to horticulture, environmental sciences, and landscape history. Wake Forest students and faculty engage in research throughout the preserve. The public is invited to participate in a wide variety of learning experiences, including classes, workshops, summer camps, and special events.

Reynolda Village

Adjacent to the Wake Forest campus, Reynolda Village is home to stores, restaurants, services and offices. Now owned and operated by Wake Forest University, the buildings were originally part of the 1,067-acre estate of the R.J. Reynolds family. These buildings were modeled after an English Village and included dairy barns, a cattle shed, school, post office, smokehouse, blacksmith shop, carriage house, central power and heating plant as well as cottages to house the family's chauffeur and stenographer, the village's school master and the farm's head dairyman and horticulturist. It now has a wide range of shops specializing in home furnishings and designer fashions, as well as art galleries, fitness studios, and a full-service day spa. The Reynolda Historical district, including Reynolda Village, serves as an educational, cultural, and community complex for the Winston-Salem community.

Graylyn International Conference Center

Wake Forest University owns and manages one of the premier meeting destinations in the southeast. Graylyn was built as a private estate for Bowman Gray, Sr., and his family in 1932. The Gray family lived in the home until 1946 when it was donated to the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. In 1972, it was donated to Wake Forest University where it was used for many things over the years, including graduate student housing.

University Corporate Center

Built as the world headquarters for Reynolds Tobacco Company, RJR Nabisco donated the more than 500,000-square-foot building to Wake Forest University in 1987. Now known as the University Corporate Center, the building is located off Reynolds Blvd. near campus and is currently home to the following University offices: Information Systems, Finance Systems, Procurement Services, and Financial & Accounting Services. Aon Consulting, BB&T and Pepsi are also tenants.


WFDD is an NPR-affiliate which was founded in 1946. The station has a signal strength of 36,000 watts and broadcasts to 32 counties in North Carolina and Virginia. The station has been broadcast on 88.5 FM since 1967.

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

The opening of Wake Forest Biotech Place in February 2012 marked a milestone in development of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, based in downtown Winston-Salem and formerly known as Piedmont Triad Research Park. Operated by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Wake Forest Biotech Place is a 242,000-square-foot multipurpose biotechnology research and innovation center space that is now home to several School of Medicine departments doing pioneering research, as well as private companies.

In December 2012, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center formally launched its new commercialization enterprise, Wake Forest Innovations. Located in the Innovation Quarter, Wake Forest Innovations brings together technology asset management functions with resources to support scholarship, invest in the innovative potential of its academic and clinical communities and help translate ideas and discoveries into commercial products and services for both the Medical Center and Wake Forest University.

Wake Forest University Press

Wake Forest is the home of Wake Forest University Press. Established in 1976 by Irish scholar Dillon Johnston, with the support of Provost Edwin Wilson and President James Ralph Scales, the press is the premier publisher of Irish poetry in North America. Among the poets published are Ciaran Carson, Thomas Kinsella, Michael Longley, Medbh McGuckian, John Montague, Eilean Ni Chuilleanain and Irish language poet Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill.

Notable alumni and faculty

Notable graduates of Wake Forest University include television journalist Melissa Harris-Perry; Aqua Teen Hunger Force co-creator Dave Willis; DISH Network co-founder Charlie Ergen; basketball players Muggsy Bogues and Tim Duncan; governors such as Charlie Crist and Bob Ehrlich; and several United States senators including Kay Hagan, Richard Burr, and Jesse Helms. Notable attendees include legendary golfer Arnold Palmer; actor Carroll O'Connor; and The Sopranos creator David Chase.

Notable faculty include world-renowned poet Maya Angelou.

Movies or documentaries filmed at the University

  • A Union In Wait
  • Junebug

See also

  • Reynolda Gardens
  • Reynolda Village
  • Wake Forest Department of Theatre and Dance


External links

  • Official website
  • Official athletics website

Wake Forest University – Wake Forest Mba Tuition


The Anderson School of Management (Anderson) is the business school of the University of New Mexico (UNM). Anderson was the first professional school of management established in the state of New Mexico.


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The school was founded as the College of Business Administration in 1947 under Dean Robert Rehder. It has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1975. UNM was the third university to gain professional AACSB accreditation for both their bachelor's and master's degree programs management programs. In 1974, the school was named for Robert Orville Anderson, a New Mexico oilman and longtime CEO of the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). The school was the first at a state college or university in New Mexico to be named in honor of a prominent citizen.

The school has grown from 15 tenured or tenure-track faculty members when it was established to 50 tenured or tenure-track faculty members today. The current dean is Craig G. White.



The Anderson School offers undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees and four master's degree programs: The Master of Business Administration (MBA), the Executive MBA (EMBA), The Master of Science in Information Systems and Assurance (MS-ISA), and the Master of Accounting (MACCT). BBA and MBA students may select from ten concentrations: Accounting, entrepreneurship, financial management, information assurance, international management and international management in Latin America, information systems management, management of technology, marketing management, operations management, organizational behavior/human resource management, and policy and planning. Students may also choose not to pursue a concentration.

BBA students may select from ten concentrations: Accounting, finance, human resource management, interdisciplinary film and digital media (IFDM), international management and international management in Latin America, information systems management, marketing management, operations management, entrepreneurial studies, or organizational leadership.

The Anderson School offers several dual-degree programs for students who wish to pursue a second advanced degree in conjunction with the MBA. MBA dual degree programs are offered with the Juris Doctor (JD) with the School of Law (MBA/JD), the Master of Engineering programs in manufacturing engineering and electrical or computer engineering (MBA/MEME and MBA/ME) with the School of Engineering; the MBA/Pharm.D. (MBA/Doctor of Pharmacy); and the Master of Arts in Latin American Studies (MBA/MA) with the UNM Latin American Studies Program. The School also offers a dual-degree program with the School of Law with the Master of Accounting (JD/MACCT).

Anderson’s MBA program in Management of Technology was ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. in a 2004 study published in the Journal of Product Innovation Management.

The Anderson School offers several scholarships to its students. In the 2012-2013 academic year, 131 undergraduate students applied for scholarships; 53 students received awards totaling $51,500. 155 MBA/MACCT students applied for scholarships; 97 students received awards totaling $191,030.

In April 2008, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that was awarding the nation's 15th Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (RCFL) to New Mexico, with the University of New Mexico as one of several partnering institutions and agencies. The New Mexico RCFL is a computer forensics laboratory and training center supporting local, state, and federal criminal investigations. The Anderson School's Center for Information Assurance Research and Education, established in 2006, is involved with the laboratory. The CIARE was designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security in spring 2007.

The Anderson School is part of the UNM Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media Program, along with the College of Fine Arts and other UNM programs.

The Anderson School's Endowed Chair in Economic Development, currently held by Dr. Suleiman Kassicieh, oversees a wide range of economic development initiatives within the school, including the UNM Business Plan Competition, with over $100,000 in annual prizes and additional venture capital funding for student teams who compose the strongest technology and entreprenuerial business plans.

The UNM Small Business Institute (SBI) at Anderson, established in 1978, connects with Albuquerque-area businesses with graduate and undergraduate students who provide free consulting work under the guidance of the faculty. The institute works with around 25 businesses a semester.

Anderson MBA marketing have won the Cadillac National Case Study Competition in 2005 and 2006, and placed second in 2007.

Senior-level BBA marketing students won Project Acceleration: The Subaru Impreza Collegiate Challenge in 2007.


In April 2009, the Bridgespan Group ranked the Anderson School tied for third in the nation in the number of courses specifically related to managing social sector organizations. In 2007, the Aspen Institute Center for Business Education rated the Anderson School 18th in the world among business schools for demonstrating significant leadership in integrating social and environmental issues into its MBA program. In the same year, Hispanic Business magazine included Anderson School one its list of "top ten U.S. business schools for Hispanics" based on its total graduate and Hispanic enrollment, faculty, student services, retention rate and reputation. In March 2011 Anderson was, according to US News, one of the top 10 business schools with the highest three month job placement rates among full-time 2010 M.B.A. graduates. US News


According to data reported in 2011 by U.S. News & World Report, 50.7 percent of Anderson MBA students are minorities, the 17th highest proportion of minority MBA student enrollment in the United States. Other data reported on2011 indicates that 53.6 percent of Anderson MBA students are women.

Student life


Several student organizations are active at Anderson, including the Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity (Beta Tau Chapter) Fraternity, the American Indian Business Association (AIBA), DECA, the Association of Graduate Business Students (AGBS), the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA), the Beta Alpha Psi Honors Fraternity for Financial Information Professionals, Delta Sigma Pi (Gamma Iota Chapter), the Finance Management Association (FMA), the Graduate and Professional Association (GPSA), the Hispanic Business Student Association (HBSA), the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Net Impact, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the Student Contracts Management Association.


Anderson's "Distinguished CEO Lecture Series" has featured lectures from CEOs, including New Mexico native and Anderson alumnus Michael S. Gallegos Gallegos also sponsors the $25,000 first-place prize for the UNM Technology Business Plan Competition, an Anderson initiative which seeks to foster high-tech startup firms and high-wage job creation in the state.

Anderson hosted the first Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Day in the spring 2008, where prominent Hispanic business leaders spoke.


Anderson alumni include James G. Ellis (BBA, 1968), dean of the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business, and Gene E. Franchini (BBA, 1957), lawyer, judge, New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice.


External links

  • Official website

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