Wingate University: Narrative Description

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PO Box 159
Wingate, NC 28174-0159
Tel: (704)233-8000
Free: 800-755-5550
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1896. Setting: 330-acre small town campus with easy access to Charlotte. Total enrollment: 1,560. Faculty: 153 (93 full-time, 60 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,274 applied, 83% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 71% from top half. 6 class presidents, 6 valedictorians, 23 student government officers. Full-time: 1,278 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 53 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 17 other countries, 44% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 11% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 3% 25 or older, 84% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Charlotte Area Educational Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,200 includes full-time tuition ($15,000), mandatory fees ($1000), and college room and board ($6200). Part-time tuition: $495 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 20% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Community Service Organization, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Government Association, Christian Student Union. Major annual events: homecoming, fall/spring festivals, Parents' Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,078 college housing spaces available; 1,054 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Ethel K. Smith Library with 107,187 books, 440,680 microform titles, 15,325 serials, 6,925 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.