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Causes: Education, Universities

Mission: Wake forest university, a 501(c)(3) institution of higher education, is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the liberal arts and in graduate and professional education. The organization is comprised of six constituent parts: wake forest college; the graduate school of arts and sciences; the school of law; the school of medicine; the school of business; and the school of divinity. It seeks to honor the ideals of liberal learning, which entail commitment to transmission of cultural heritages; teaching the modes of learning in the basic disciplines of human knowledge; developing critical appreciation of moral, aesthetic and religious values; advancing the frontiers of knowledge through in-depth study and research; and applying knowledge in the service of humanity.

Programs: Instruction of approximately 7,232 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. In addition to the u. S. Campus, wake forest maintains five student learning centers in europe, and has numerous study abroad programs available. Wfu provides opportunities for foreign students to enter degree programs at the u. S. Campus. The center for global programs and studies manages the student exchange and study abroad programs, with visiting students from 51 different countries. More than 60% of our u. S. Students travel abroad for at least one program. Scholarships are awarded to eligible students based on financial need and academic merit. 64. 2% of the graduate and undergraduate student population received financial aid awards. Approximately 4,480 students received scholarships or grants from the institution during the year.

wake forest maintains campus bookstores, housing and dining facilities, mail services and other program services, including athletics. Athletic scholarships provided funding for 286 athletes during the fiscal year. The wake forest conference center serves both university and external constituencies. Wfdd-fm radio, the university's public broadcasting station, provides a venue for teaching and learning as well as communication. The station serves the 32-county winston-salem, greensboro, high point market bringing music and culture, news and information to the public at large.

wake forest university maintains a campus with academic buildings, research laboratories, student dormitories, with space for fraternities and sororities, and recreational facilities. The grounds add to the student experience. The organization also has other auxiliary enterprises designed to enhance and improve the university and the surrounding community. The university supports, with occasional gifts, local exempt organizations, in order to enhance arts and culture in the area.

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