Wake Forest University
is a private
, non-sectarian, coeducational research university
, North Carolina
, founded in 1834. The university received its name from its original location in Wake Forest
, north of Raleigh, North Carolina
, the state capital. The Reynolda Campus, the university's main campus, has been located north of downtown Winston-Salem since the university moved there in 1956. TheWake Forest Baptist Medical Center
campus is located near the Ardmore neighborhood in central Winston-Salem.