Wingate University

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Wingate University
Motto Faith, Knowledge, Service
Type Private
Established 1896
Endowment $48 million
President Rhett Brown
Academic staff
180, 91% professors with doctorates
Students 3150
Address Post Office Box 159
Wingate, NC 28174-9905
, Wingate, North Carolina, U.S.
Colors Blue and Gold
Athletics NCAA Division II
Nickname Bulldogs
Mascot Bulldogs
Blue wordmark small.jpg

Wingate University, consistently ranked as a top-10 “best value” in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves more than 3,100 students on three campuses in Wingate, Charlotte and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors, 34 minors, 12 career concentrations and nine pre-professional programs; master’s degrees in accounting, business, education, sport management and physician assistant studies; and doctorates in education, pharmacy and physical therapy. With a 14-to-1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student-athletes compete in 22 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past 10 years.

Wingate is first among NCAA Division II Academic All-America®-producing colleges in the 2000s with 86 selections. Among North Carolina’s colleges and universities, Wingate is number one in this millennium with 86 Academic All-America® honorees. Wingate is tops among all SAC schools with 95 lifetime Academic All-America® picks.

Wingate University's main campus is located in Union County, North Carolina on a 400-acre (1.6 km2) campus 30 miles east of Charlotte. A high percentage of students (85%) live on campus all four years.


Wingate University has offered an international study-tour program called W'International since 1978. After attending a one-hour seminar once a week during the regular semester, students travel to their chosen destination with the faculty member after classes end.[1]


Main article: Wingate Bulldogs
Athletic logo.

In addition to academics, Wingate student-athletes compete in 22 NCAA Division II sports. These sports include: baseball, softball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track & field, men's and women's lacrosse, football and volleyball. Wingate's mascot is the Bulldog.

Notable alumni[edit]

  1. John Bowman, Grey Cup champion CFL football player
  2. Kenwin Cummings, former NFL football player
  3. Anthony Dean Griffey, four-time Grammy Award-winning singer with the Metropolitan Opera
  4. Rohit Gupta, film director
  5. Lorinza “Junior” Harrington, former National Basketball Association player
  6. Jesse Helms, former Republican U.S. Senator
  7. David Jones, former NFL football player
  8. Leon Levine, founder, Family Dollar retail stores
  9. Luke Mulholland, Major League Soccer player


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Coordinates: 34°59′08″N 80°26′40″W / 34.9854481°N 80.4444734°W / 34.9854481; -80.4444734