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Wingate University

Wingate, North Carolina, United States
Wingate University is a private liberal arts university founded in 1896. The original campus is located in Wingate, North Carolina, and two additional campuses are located in the Ballantyne neighborhood of Charlotte and Hendersonville, North Carolina. The university serves more than 3,100 students, including undergraduate and graduate students.

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Wingate University has established itself as a leading North Carolina university today, but it wasn’t even a college when it was founded in 1896. The Baptist Associations in Union County, North Carolina, and Chesterfield County, South Carolina, sought to provide literacy education from first grade through high school.


We emphasize faith, knowledge and a spirit of service in all our programs, regardless of field of study. 

The mission of Wingate University is to develop educated, ethical and productive global citizens. Following its Judeo-Christian heritage, the university seeks to cultivate the following in its students: Knowledge, Faith and Service.


To promote knowledge, the university seeks to:

  • Provide programs of undergraduate, graduate and professional study
  • Provide a faculty committed to teaching and learning
  • Require an undergraduate core curriculum designed to develop:
    • aesthetic, cultural and literary appreciation
    • analytical and problem-solving abilities
    • critical thinking
    • effective communication
    • integrated perspectives on civilization, the individual and social group
    • wellness
  • Offer majors and programs of study appropriate for society and the university’s student population and resources that further develop students’ knowledge and skills in focused areas


Perhaps that’s one of the reasons Wingate University was named a Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Educationin 2016 and a Top Workplace for 2015 and 2017 by the Charlotte Observer! That honor means Wingate University has created an exceptional workplace for our people.


Housing services

Are you requesting accommodations for the first time as a Wingate University student? If so, you’ll need to complete a request to apply for academic and non-academic accommodations.

Library services

The Ethel K. Smith Library contains more than 100,000 print volumes and provides access to an array of resources. Our subscriptions to online general and scholarly journals and our InterLibrary Loan service expand research capabilities for students and faculty beyond what’s available within our walls. 

Medical services

Located in the Clubhouse, the Health Center treats all full-time students on the main campus. We believe in promoting health and wellness by encouraging students, faculty and staff to make their well-being a priority.

Student Life

Campus life

The original campus is located in Wingate, North Carolina, and two additional campuses are located in the Ballantyne neighborhood of Charlotte and Hendersonville, North Carolina. 

Sports facilities

The Jerry E. McGee Center is Wingate University’s first stand-alone facility dedicated to fitness and intramural recreation. It’s at the center of the main campus, connected to the Cannon Athletic Complex and on the former site of Sanders-Sikes Gymnasium.


Wingate University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges  (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees.

Wingate, North Carolina, United States

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