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Wingate University is a private institution that was founded in 1896. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,727, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 390 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Wingate University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 33. Its tuition and fees are $23,845 (2012-13).
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The mission of Wingate University is to develop educated, ethical, and productive citizens at home and abroad. Following its Judeo-Christian heritage, the University seeks to cultivate the following in its students: Knowledge, Faith, and Service. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional study programs taught by faculty committed to teaching and learning. Wingate's core curriculum is designed to develop aesthetic, cultural, and literary appreciation; analytical and problem-solving abilities; critical thinking; effective communication; integrated perspectives on civilizations, the individual, and the social group; and physical wellness. Wingate University sustains a community where the bases of faith and the ideal of integrity in all relationships are explored. Faculty and staff create and support opportunities for worship and faith development and emphasize the importance of service to God and humanity. The University also creates opportunities for international study and travel. Every year, juniors participate in Wingate's 10-day seminar/travel program:W'International. In the company of faculty, students travel to Germany, Martinique, Costa Rica, France, China, and Chile among other countries. In addition, some students spend a semester studying in London, the Dominican Republic, or Hong Kong. In keeping with the belief that diversity of experience is essential to a well-rounded education, Wingate University provides an extensive schedule of cultural and educational activities outside of the classroom through its Lyceum program, internships, recreational, and service-learning activities. Wingate also offers electives in music to students in any academic field:Chamber Choir, University Singers, Stadium Band, University Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble, and Wingate Chorale, allowing all interested students the chance to participate in a vivid music program. Athletics, whether intercollegiate or intramural, offer Wingate students the opportunity to develop physical fitness and to enhance their understanding of sportsmanship and teamwork.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Wingate University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Wingate University is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 80.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||80.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||March 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Wingate University is 14:1, and the school has 41.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Wingate University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.2 percent.
Wingate University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,727, with a gender distribution of 45.7 percent male students and 54.3 percent female students. At this school, 84.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 16.0 percent of students live off campus. Wingate University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Wingate University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. Wingate University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Wingate University, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Wingate University.
|Students who have cars on campus||75%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Wingate University, 80.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,479.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$23,845 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,320 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data