Definitely the best school in North Carolina, the Deacons consistently have one of the best basketball teams in the country, and unlike their eastern ACC rivals, actually enjoy their time in college (see Duke University). Few campuses in the country can compete with the southern beauty of Wake's tree covered greens or the attractive student body (you have to send in a picture in order to get in).
The best four years of my life were spent at Wake Forest University.
Small school down in Winston-Salem, North Carolina...Top 10 for D-1 sports such as basketball, golf, field hockey and soccer. Owns the nickname "Work Forest" and has the 'Study Hard, Party Harder' reputation. Probably fits in the top 25 schools in the nation in terms of selectivity and academic caliber. Similiar in academics and style to such southern schools as Duke (my school),UNC-Chapel Hill,UVA, Vanderbilt, Georgetown, and Emory. Had I not gotten into Duke, Wake was my 2nd choice school out of all of these. Besides Duke and Stanford and a few other schools, Wake has one of the prettiest and most beautiful campuses in the nation.