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Wingate University

Wingate, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate88%
Acceptance Rate88%

About Wingate University

Wingate University Overview

Wingate University is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Wingate, North Carolina. Wingate University was founded in 1896 and the school enrolls around 3,440 students per year, including 2,484 undergrad students. Wingate University provides on-campus housing for up to 1,894 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 70% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Involvement at Wingate University

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Wingate University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Wingate University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Wingate University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Wingate University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Wingate University on the Student Life page.

2022 Wingate University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 88%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Tuition $41,300
Percent of Need Met 85.9%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $37,741

Is Wingate University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer view of what Wingate University offers and if it seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Wingate University

Wingate University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 88% of applicants get into Wingate University each year. Out of 13,949 applications received in 2022, 12,314 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Wingate University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 64% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Wingate Universityare still enrolled the next year. 61% of Wingate University undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Wingate University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Wingate University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Wingate University

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Wingate University meets 85.9% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $37,741 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $31,670 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Wingate University.

Based on this information, how does Wingate University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Wingate University a good school for you?

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Where is Wingate University Located?

Wingate University is located in the small town setting of Wingate, North Carolina, in the suburbs of Charlotte.

If you are interested in seeing Wingate University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take I-85 to Wingate, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Charlotte Douglas International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Wingate University and Wingate are like without leaving home.

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College Info

220 N. Camden Street Wingate, NC 28174

Campus Setting: Small Town

Wingate University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wingate University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wingate University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Wingate University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 24

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Wingate University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

980 - 1150


Math SAT Range

490 - 580


Reading SAT Range

490 - 580

Wingate University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Wingate University is like? There are approximately 3,439 students enrolled at Wingate University, including 2,483 undergraduate students and 956 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 61% percent are from NC and 39% percent of students are from other states.


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