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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Wingate is a private university located in Wingate, North Carolina in the Charlotte Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,537 undergraduate students. The Wingate acceptance rate is 93%. Popular majors include Human Services, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, and Psychology. Graduating 52% of students, Wingate alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,200.
About Wingate University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
South Atlantic Conference
Address
220 North Camden Road
Wingate, NC 28174

Wingate University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
93%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
950-1140
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$18,094/ 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
$24,129/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
87%

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
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,537Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
55
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Depends wholly on the student
    39%
  • Motivated
    24%
  • Growing
    18%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Lazy
    6%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.53 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Major in a Great Life
    65%
  • Opportunities and open doors
    18%
  • Wingate Univ. has the gate and key to my future!
    12%
  • Don’t come here
    3%
  • Underrated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
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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There's so many volunteer opportunities on campus that will help keep someone involved in the community. It gives you an opportunity to network and meet the different kinds of people you find on this campus. The library's service is always on point! They've always been so helpful and it's never been too crowded for me to get a spot at the computer lab or have a place to study. My professors were amazing in every way and I never once left the classroom with unanswered questions. Communication is reliable with professors as long as you attend classes as regularly as possible. At Wingate, you'll get a nice exercise because walking is mostly how students get around.
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I am currently a sophomore at Wingate University, but I love attending this school. When I moved in, I only had one friend and felt like I didn't belong there. But then as the first week went by, I made a lot of friends that lived in my dorm and I felt like I was at home. Wingate is most definitely my home away from home, and I cannot wait to go back in August!
Wingate University has an incredibly beautiful campus. It is small, but this is what makes it more like home. There is a strong sense of community and diversity because a large part of the students are international. I am from Spain and in these last four years I feel I have developed a second family here in America. Students build close relationships between themselves and with their professors, who are willing to help as much as possible. There is always something to do at Wingate, if you want to be involved, you for sure will have a huge variety of clubs and activities to choose from. My team signed up this year to the intramurals volleyball tournament and we had so much fun and met new people. On the other side, one thing I would change is the parking lots. Half of them are gravel and there is not enough room for students, commuters and faculty/staff. Overall, there are always pros and cons to anywhere you go, but I wouldn’t change my decision to study at Wingate.