jabberwock12 wrote:Hey guys I logged on to my LSN account today and found this message. To current students would you say this is an accurate representation of the area?
I was a 1L at wake last year, currently I am a 2L at Notre Dame. You are free and capable of making your own decisions but I want to tell you about my time in Wake Forest and Winston Salem. Wake is a decent school. Winston Salem, however, is one of the worst cities that I have ever lived in. I was the victim of crime 2 times within the first 2 months that I lived there. I had my house broken into and my car broken into. That wasn’t the end of it though, 5 months after that I had my car vandalized by some kids. Some of the areas surrounding the campus are unsafe and there is a huge crime problem in Winston Salem. Here’s evidence, the nickname a lot of people in Winston Salem use for their city is “the tre-fo” meaning 34. When I learned what this nickname meant, I was disgusted. It stands for the first two digits of inmate #’s in the department of corrections (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tre-fo). I would consider you to think about this before you make your decision.
I'm a 2L and haven't had any problems. There are definitely areas to avoid, but most of the traditional housing that students live in are usually fine.