From a parent, we have been disappointed in the lack of diversity of any sort at this school
Admissions, tours will tell you this is a place where there are a mix of people with diverse backgrounds and that Greek life isn’t dominant. Both are not true. Our child came from a liberal high school although we are more moderate politically, wake forest is packed with conservative super wealthy students. They design it this way with their early decision applicants accounting for a great deal of the class (without a guarantee of any financial aid). There is absolutely no diversity in the Greek life, which is very dominant and selective and of course runs a good deal of the social life. I won’t go on there but to say my child is in Greek life so please know I’m not bitter, just mildly disgusted by the process on this campus.
Finally yes it’s an ACC school and athletics are great. However the student body cares more about the tailgate and some rarely even make it into the football game. The other sports are rarely attended and athletes are not treated well on campus snd shunned from fraternity parties etc. Needless to say, not much school spirit and that’s disappointing as well.
Academically this school is good, no doubt. Maybe some of what I wrote seems appealing to prospective students/parents. Had we known we would have encouraged our child to look elsewhere.