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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C
Wingate is a private university located in Wingate, North Carolina in the Charlotte Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,683 undergraduate students. The Wingate acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Human Services, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 51% of students, Wingate alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,200.
220 North Camden Road
Wingate, NC 28174
About Wingate...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
South Atlantic Conference

Wingate University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Wingate Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
980-1170
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$19,512/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$25,603/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    96%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,683Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
43
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
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  • Depends wholly on the student
    42%
  • Motivated
    26%
  • Growing
    19%
  • Lazy
    10%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.54 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Major in a Great Life
    63%
  • Opportunities and open doors
    17%
  • Wingate Univ. has the gate and key to my future!
    11%
  • Don’t come here
    6%
  • Underrated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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Choose another school. Very very expensive for what you receive. Advertised as a “pseudo Christian University” but once attending is quite the opposite. The surrounding area is not “suburban” as advertised it’s actually dingy and crime ridden. This university itself is old, outdated and anyone can walk on campus, very unsafe! The housing is horrible, they want to stuff everyone together in old disgusting buildings. The school consists of people who should not even be at a college and high school burnouts. They need to advertise this school as it truly is, and nobody would go!
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Wingate is a small, mismanaged private school that is overpriced for the quality of student life and education.

In the 3 years I have attended, the tuition has gone up by $3-4k every single year. The school has a vision for expansion that involves constructing new dormitories and classroom buildings at the expense of racking up massive debts that it relies on current students to fund. The school's main income strategy is bringing in droves of freshman each year, the overwhelming majority of which will transfer by the end of their sophomore year. Dorm facilities are surprisingly spacious and we'll kept, and the campus grounds are taken care of and are one of the biggest positives the school has to offer. Campus dining is decent but not all one could wish for. Parties are average in enjoyability but local police have been known to profile based on race and to dismiss sexual assault allegations. Making friends is difficult for non-athletes. Socially, the school is extremely cliquey.
Wingate doesn't have much to offer on or off campus. They accept anybody with a pulse, the food is terrible, bugs have been found in the cafe, and they have you take a lot of useless classes. They don't mention that you have to attend something like 24 lyceums which are basically hour long lectures about stuff nobody cares about. The professors are very nice and some of the buildings are cool. The Old Cannon dorm needs to be knocked down. It's disgusting. I personally wouldn't recommend going to Wingate unless you don't care about any of these things. Also the town of Wingate is kinda crime ridden. Don't let them make you forget that they didn't cancel classes when someone was shot on campus.