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Wingate ranked No. 1 in social and economic mobility

Wingate University strives to give students the best return on their investment. U.S. News & World Report has ranked us tops in North Carolina in social mobility among independent national universities. We're also No. 1 among N.C. private universities for economic mobility, according to Third Way.


Wingate University is a laboratory of difference-making, aligning talent, resources and expertise with student learning opportunities to improve the human condition. What difference will you make?

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According to the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, 96 percent of first-year students entering Wingate in 2017 said the University's good academic reputation was important or very important in their decision to attend Wingate.

Campus Community Spotlight

Our people set us apart from our peer institutions and help make the traditions and values that are unique to Wingate University. Through interviews with faculty, staff and students, you'll start to understand the phrase "The Wingate Way." To view more videos, click here.

college student talking about her major

A Golden Door Scholar and Political Science major, Lilian found her voice and confidence to be an advocate in the community.

A transfer graduate student studying occupational therapy, McKenzie brought a world of experience from the deaf community to her studies.

A video about Wingate University student Julia Lasure.

The Burnsville Learning Center in rural Anson County needed help discovering and cataloging who was buried in a Civil War-era cemetery. Wingate history professor, Dr. David Mitchell, proposed that Julia Lasure could tackle it as an internship.