Winthrop is a hit or miss. If you crave a private feel, close collaboration with professors, a tight knit community, and a significant focus on your studies, Winthrop University is the place for you. If you're searching for a big state school, athletic based, spirited college atmosphere, maybe WU isn't your best fit. That's not to say that there's not a focus on our athletics, and that there's no school spirit at Winthrop, because there is. It's just not the biggest focus here like it is at some larger universities. The campus is gorgeous, and definitely very cozy. WU is located in Downtown Rock Hill, SC, but is within 20-30 minutes driving distance to Charlotte, NC, giving us perfect weekend getaway opportunities. Greek Life is great at WU, athletics perform exceptionally well within the Big South Conference, and academics are rigorous.