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Wingate University

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

Wingate University Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Wingate University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Wingate University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Wingate University's admissions stats.

Wingate University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 11%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Waitlist No

Wingate University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Wingate University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to Wingate University?

Wingate University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Wingate University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Wingate University

Wingate University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Wingate University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Wingate University

What does Wingate University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Application Essay Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Wingate University for more information on admission factors.

Wingate University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Wingate University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Wingate University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.7

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Wingate University?

Students admitted to Wingate University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 81% submitted a class rank. At Wingate University 11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 32% were in the top 25% and 62% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Wingate University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 5.9%
3.75 and 3.99 15.2%
3.50 and 3.74 22%
3.25 and 3.49 17.5%
3.00 and 3.24 18.8%
2.50 and 2.9 16.4%
2.00 and 2.49 4.2%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Wingate University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Wingate University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Wingate University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

What is a Good SAT Score for Wingate University?

To be competitive with other Wingate University applicants, you should aim to score between 980 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Wingate University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 980, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Wingate University students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Wingate University students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Wingate University?

To be most competitive at Wingate University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Wingate University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Wingate University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Wingate University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Wingate University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Wingate University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Wingate University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Wingate University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Wingate University.

Does Wingate University accept transfer credits?

✅ Wingate University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Wingate University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Wingate University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Wingate University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Wingate University?

✅ Wingate University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Wingate University's acceptance rate?

✅ Wingate University's acceptance rate is 88%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Wingate University?

❌ Wingate University does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Wingate University?

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Wingate University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Wingate University? Wingate University is a somewhat selective institution. The Wingate University acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.


Wingate University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

980 - 1150


Math SAT Range

490 - 580


Reading SAT Range

490 - 580

Wingate University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Wingate University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.33. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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