Wingate University

Wingate University

Wingate University is a liberal arts university located in Wingate, North Carolina. The North Carolina Baptist Association established it as Wingate College in 1896. It became a four-year college in 1977. The university offers more than 40 undergraduate majors, including communications, business management, elementary education, and marketing. The main campus is spread across an area of 400 acres.

Wingate University's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams, which compete in 17 NCAA Division II sports. The official mascot of Wingate University is the Bulldog. The teams participate in sports like baseball, basketball, softball, soccer, football, volleyball and tennis.

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Contacting Wingate University

Wingate University
220 North Camden Road
Wingate , NC 28174-0157
General Phone: (704) 233-8000

Wingate University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching85educational administration, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, art education, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, reading teaching, ...
Business and Management78business management, accounting, finance, marketing
Liberal Arts52Spanish language, English, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, sociology, history
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy34parks and recreation management, sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Science31biology, environmental biology, chemistry
Media24communication studies
Therapy and Counseling18psychology
Family and Social Work16human services
Music8music performance
Art Studies3art studies
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy, religion

Number of programs and degrees for Wingate University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree27835
Master's degree795
Doctor's degree - professional practice611

Wingate University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wingate University had a total enrollment of 2,041 students (2,001 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 76%
Graduate 24%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 14%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 33%
20-21 26%
22-24 13%
25-29 9%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina72%
South Carolina7%
(International Students)3%
New York1%
New Jersey1%

Wingate University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %

Wingate University Room and Board (2007)

Wingate University offers campus housing for 1,174 of its 2,001 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Wingate, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 26 meals per week.

Wingate University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440550
SAT Math470580
SAT Writing440540
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT18%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Wingate University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,350
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,350
Room and board $ 7,700
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,300

Financial Aid:
Wingate University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 298500)

Wingate University Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*1*
Associate professorcalendar year5$99,3012*
Assistant professorcalendar year5$84,11511$83,130
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year12$91,75115$84,089

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year15$57,8646$59,621
Associate professoracademic year18$50,89610$49,747
Assistant professoracademic year12$48,65819$42,946
Instructoracademic year0*4$34,673
All faculty totalacademic year45$52,62239$46,407

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Wingate University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football South Atlantic Conference
Basketball South Atlantic Conference
Baseball South Atlantic Conference
Track South Atlantic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5667123

Wingate University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])

Music Performance, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Environmental Biology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Wingate University Apart:

% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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% students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 11%Wingate University Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in medicine
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Top 13%Wingate University % of degrees in medicine
% of degrees in art studies
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Top 18%Wingate University % of degrees in art studies
% of degrees in media
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Top 18%Wingate University % of degrees in media

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
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