Wingate University

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Wingate University
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Motto Faith, Knowledge, Service
Type Private
Established 1896
Endowment $28.5 million (2012)[1]
President Rhett Brown
Academic staff
130, 90% professors with doctorates
Students 2700
Address Post Office Box 159
Wingate, NC 28174-9905
, Wingate, North Carolina, U.S.
Colors Navy blue and vegas gold
         
Athletics NCAA Division II
Nickname Bulldogs
Mascot Bulldogs
Website www.wingate.edu
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Wingate University is a private comprehensive university with more than 3,000 on three campuses in Wingate, Charlotte and Hendersonville, in North Carolina, United States. It was founded by Baptists in 1896 as Wingate School, an independent, co-educational institution and became a four-year college in 1977. In 1996, Wingate College became Wingate University.

The university offers 35 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, nine pre-professional programs, master's degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy, physical therapy and education.

Wingate University is consistently listed among Best Value colleges and universities in the South based on quality and net cost according to 'U.S. News & World Report's . [2] Wingate student athletes compete in 22 NCAA Division II sports, and the University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past nine years.

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.

W'International[edit]

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.[3]

Athletics[edit]

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.

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