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Wingate University Overview

Located in Wingate, North Carolina, Wingate University is a private not-for-profit institution. Wingate is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Wingate University Known For?

517 Undergraduate Awards
$26,345 Avg Cost After Aid
93% Acceptance Rate
  • The 4% student loan default rate at Wingate is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Wingate.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Wingate with a bachelor's degree make about $43,200 a year. That's 6% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average Wingate student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Wingate University Rankings

Wingate holds the #9 spot on the Best Colleges in North Carolina ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Wingate has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#68 Best Value Colleges for Education College Factual

Where Is Wingate University?

Location of Wingate University

Contact details for Wingate are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 301 E. Wilson Street, Wingate, NC 28174-0159
Phone: 704-233-8000

How Do I Get Into Wingate?

You can apply to Wingate online at:

Admission Requirements for Wingate

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Wingate?

93% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
60% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 93%, Wingate is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 90%, and the acceptance rate for women is 95%.

Average Test Scores

About 60% of students accepted to Wingate submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 570. Math scores were between 470 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Wingate University  ( 480 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Wingate University  ( 470 to 570 )
Wingate received ACT scores from 61% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Wingate University  ( 18 to 23 )

Can I Afford Wingate University?

$26,345 Net Price
64% Take Out Loans
4.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Wingate is $26,345. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Wingate, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $6,799 a year. That adds up to $27,196 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wingate is 4.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Wingate University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,683 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,726 undergraduate students at Wingate, with 2,683 being full-time and 43 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Wingate

There are also 963 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,683 full-time undergraduates at Wingate, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Wingate

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wingate University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Wingate Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 48
Black or African American 479
Hispanic or Latino 108
White 1,544
International Students 112
Other Races/Ethnicities 392

Geographic Diversity

North Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at Wingate University. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 51 countries are represented at Wingate. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada.

Online Learning at Wingate University

0 Took All Classes Online
122 Took At Least One Class Online
-26.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 122 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Wingate has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 85th most popular in North Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Wingate

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wingate University was -26.4%. This is the #2,705 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Wingate regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Wingate majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health & Physical Education 30%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 35%

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Wingate University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 103 103
Health & Physical Education 58 0 23 0 81
General Biology 68 0 0 0 68
Educational Administration 0 22 5 36 63
Business Administration & Management 25 0 29 0 54
Allied Health Professions 7 0 47 0 54
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 43 43
Human Services 41 0 0 0 41
General Psychology 36 0 0 0 36
Accounting 25 0 9 0 34
Public Relations & Advertising 27 0 0 0 27
Teacher Education Grade Specific 15 0 11 0 26
Finance & Financial Management 25 0 0 0 25
Marketing 21 0 0 0 21
Nursing 21 0 0 0 21
Criminal Justice & Corrections 19 0 0 0 19
Teacher Education Subject Specific 17 0 0 0 17
General Education 14 0 0 0 14
Recreation Administration 13 0 0 0 13
Chemistry 11 0 0 0 11
Political Science & Government 11 0 0 0 11
Mathematics 10 0 0 0 10
Music 10 0 0 0 10
Journalism 9 0 0 0 9
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 8 0 0 0 8
General English Literature 8 0 0 0 8
History 7 0 0 0 7
Sociology 6 0 0 0 6
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Religious Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Communication & Media Studies 1 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 517 22 124 182 845


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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