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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 one additional campus located 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.

For 16 straight years, we've received the SAC Echols Athletic Excellence Award.

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The percent of our student body who are first-generation college students.

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The year we were founded. Learn more about our history and what we've got planned for the future.

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U.S. News & World Report has ranked us #1 in North Carolina in social mobility among independent national universities.

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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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