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Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University is a private university that is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is known for its programs in the liberal arts. It was originally founded in 1834 as Wake Forest College and was originally located in Wake Forest, North Carolina, which is the institution's namesake. In 1956, the college moved to its current location in Winston-Salem, and in 1967 became the fully accredited Wake Forest University.

Bachelors, master's, and doctoral programs are offered through the Babcock Graduate School of Management, the Divinity School, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Law, the School of Medicine, and the Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy.

The Wake Forest University campus is located north of downtown Winston-Salem, roughly at the juncture of Polo Road to the north and University Parkway to the east. The school's sports teams are called the Demon Deacons. They participate in the NCAA's Division I-A and in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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