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All for one reason: You

Wingate is consistently ranked as a top-20 “best value” university in the South by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a wide range of majors and programs. Eighty-six percent of our classes have fewer than 30 students, and none of our science labs have more than 24.

The right fit

We’re focused on ensuring you get the attention you need to explore your interests and make the most of your opportunities. So you’re ready to take on the world or world history.

Wherever your interests lead, we’ll help you follow your dream

With academic support built around your specific needs. Career support that covers everything from job-search strategies and internship opportunities to resumes and interviews. And, of course, unparalleled Bulldog support. The kind that comes from people who encourage you to find your best path. And push you to be your best self.

Faith, Knowledge, Service is our motto

And our motto is also our mission and it ripples through everything we do. As our president, Dr. Rhett Brown says, "Our pursuit is a knowledge that informs our faith and leads us to serve others ... that is the purpose of higher education at Wingate University"


Wingate University is a comprehensive, independent and growing university that blends in-class learning with out-of-class application to deliver a life-changing educational experience.

Founded in 1896 — the original campus is located in Wingate, North Carolina, and two additional campuses are located in the Ballantyne neighborhood of Charlotte and in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The university serves more than 3,400 students, including undergraduate and graduate students.

While you’re at Wingate, you prepare for life after college, whether that involves passing a licensing exam, beginning your career or building lifelong relationships—you’ll be ready.

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Academic programs

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Residence Life

Because there's more to a great education than studying.

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Excellence in the classroom equaled on the fields.

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By the Numbers


of our classes have fewer than 40 students. Nearly half of our classes have fewer than 19.

That means personal attention from our faculty, 87% of whom hold terminal degrees. Wingate students love the family atmosphere and personal relationships.


of undergraduate students live on campus

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of Wingate graduate students are enrolled in health sciences. And nearly one in five undergraduate students is preparing to be a P.A., pharmacist, physical therapist or nurse.

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students on three campuses

Consistently ranked as a top-20 "Best Value in the South" by U.S. News and World Report, based on quality of the academic program and net cost.


when we were founded

In an area originally known as Ames Turnout, the Wingate School was founded. A community grew and the town that formed adopted the name Wingate — after the successful school.

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14 straight years as SAC Echols Athletic Excellence Award winner

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