On Aug. 21, Wake Forest welcomed the class of 2019 to campus. The group of 1,290 students is the biggest freshman class in Wake Forest’s history. Last year, the class of 2018 was the biggest in the university’s history, with 1,287 students, a small increase from the 1,230 students enrolled in 2013. This slight upward trend in enrollment led the university to begin plans for a new freshman dorm this summer, to be completed in 2017. This was also the most selective year in admissions for Wake Forest.