Wingate, North Carolina is our home, and we’re proud of it. You’ll find a home here too.
Wingate, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte, is located 30 miles east of the Queen City in Union county. Wingate University planted its roots in this town because it offered easy access to the Seaboard Air Line Railway. And railroad tracks still run through our campus. Today, the town’s central location provides easy access to North Carolina’s mountains and beaches, thanks to easy access to I-77, I-85 and US-74. You can be exploring the mountains of Western North Carolina or strolling on a beach with a three-hour drive. If you’re more interested in the bright lights of a big city, Charlotte beckons. Our students are less than an hour from the city. That’s a major plus when looking for internships or attending professional meetings.
If you’re wondering which came first, it was the school, which was chartered in 1896 and named in honor of a former president of Wake Forest. The town was established in 1901. The current mayor of Wingate lives in the first house built in the town. Wingate University’s pharmacy building now stands on the spot where the second house was built.