Wingate University

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PO Box 159

Wingate, NC 28174

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Phone: (800) 755-5550
2013-2014 Tuition
$25,040
tuition and fees
Students
1,773
enrolled
42%
male /
58%
female
Admissions
rolling admission
80.9%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#41 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Summary

Wingate University is a private institution that was founded in 1896. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,773, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 390 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Wingate University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 41. Its tuition and fees are $25,040 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Wingate University, ranked as the 6th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves nearly 2,700 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy, physical therapy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

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In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 22 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past seven years. For more information, go to www.wingate.edu.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1896
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $38,307,472

Applying

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 80.9 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 80.9%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by March 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Wingate University is 14:1, and the school has 48.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Wingate University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Education; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 38%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 22%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 14%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 12%
Education 10%
Psychology 10%

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Student Life

Wingate University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,773, with a gender distribution of 41.5 percent male students and 58.5 percent female students. At this school, 84 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 16 percent of students live off campus. Wingate University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,648
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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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

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Paying for School

At Wingate University, 82.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,865.

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Tuition and fees $25,040 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,950 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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