Wingate, NC
Wingate University


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Brittany
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Wingate University is unique compared to other universities I considered because it is small. The environment has a certain ...

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Wingate University is unique compared to other universities I considered because it is small. The environment has a certain attraction that makes me feel at home and still surrounded by a family. Considering it?s size, the probability of not knowing more than half the student population is low, therefore, everyone is friends with everyone and when transiting into college, you can never have enough friends. The mood around Wingate University is always uplifting and supportive, giving everyone a chance to enjoy the college experience as well as receiving a great education.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Transiting into college can be the worst or best time of your life, depending on how you feel about it. Upperclassman college students plant horrible images of freshman year into young minds but really, freshman year is the most important and unforgettable time in becoming acquainted with your school. First off, stop worrying about making new friends; everyone is in the same position as you, do not forget that! When you finally make your first friends, those friendships are for life. Some friendships and that old flame from high school will end, but it?s OK., those new friends will be right there with you. Second, get involved! Rather it is clubs, campus jobs, or greek life, getting involved is a great way to meet people and become associated in the community. However, do not forget about your schoolwork; it comes first! College isn?t high school; you actually have to study and you can?t procrastinate! Do anything to get organized; buy a planner and set goals such as the President?s list. The most important advice though is not to get overwhelmed. Everything will happen so fast at first but it calms down, trust me.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Some students apply to college for the wrong reasons. People looking for a school just to party at or with legacy athletic teams should not attend Wingate University. This school focuses on education first. Also, for anyone that grew up around a big city with thousands of people, should probably not come to Wingate. This school is small and private, therefore, it is not just a school to ?relax? at nor a school that is well-known.

Dynasty
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When I found out my senior year that i had gotten into college, I started to slack off on my school work. I passed all of my ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When I found out my senior year that i had gotten into college, I started to slack off on my school work. I passed all of my classes that i had but i did not pass my Advanced Placement tests. If I could go back I would tell myself to keep up with my studies. High school is not over until you walk across that stage and receive you diploma. Do not give up and the work will pay off in college.

Alex
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That i should have moved away from home sooner. My senior year i didnt know what i wanted to do for a career and i didn't eve...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

That i should have moved away from home sooner. My senior year i didnt know what i wanted to do for a career and i didn't even know where i wanted to go to college yet. I wish i could go back in time and tell myself to move down to NC sooner. The opportunities down here are endless for work in the field that i want to get into. I could have also prepared myself for the life of being alone and not being able to see my family but twice a year, a week for christmas and a week in the summer. That gets tough with a 7 year old sister and i wish i could have transitioned better with that.

What's unique about your campus?

How hard we have to work to get the grades we want to obtain. The courses aren't easy and it makes us really work hard.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The teachers don't care to help students with classwork. Faculty and Staff gives students the run around when the student has a problem and they're never willing help to you out. They just DON'T CARE, you're just another number here, once they have your money, they don't care anymore.

Kadie
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Wingate University offers a pharmacy program for their pre-pharmacy students so that they are able to finish their undergradu...

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Wingate University offers a pharmacy program for their pre-pharmacy students so that they are able to finish their undergraduate degree in a shorter amount of time and apply for Professional school. Wingate University is also very understanding of their students and offers more of a "one-on-one" teacher-student relationship. If any questions are ever needed to be asked, students can very easily get a hold of their professors.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As a senior in high school, I would tell myself to find what you want to do in life. Instead of working hard for something your parents and family may have wanted for you to do all through college, decide on your own what your hobbies are. Working hard when you frist arrive at college to further your future will provide you with a sense of confidence in that you can do anything you want. As a senior, I felt that I could just get by with my classes until graduation in May. In college though, it is difficult to just "get by." You have to work hard, especially going to a small private school. With a one-on-one professor-student relationship, take advantage of it. It is their job to provide you an education and further your future so don't rely on making average in college. Stive for excellence.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very intelligent and very hardworking who always put their academic lifestyle ahead of their social lifestyle.

Teyona
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are fun, outgoing, goal orientented, and mainly just head strong about life and their ambitions.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are fun, outgoing, goal orientented, and mainly just head strong about life and their ambitions.

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Whats unique. Just the atmoshpere is like being at home without being at home. The school is always beautiful year round and the people there are so friendly and nice that on my first visit i was automactically hooked because of how wanted I felt. Another thing is the size and location, set off from the largest city in North Caroling, wingate is only under an hour from nightlife in charlotte, while the shopping aspect is still around in the nieghboring town of Monroe.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't get to caught up in the party scene. Know what you want out of your life before you go to college. If you make a mistake dont be afraid to admit you did and need help. Tutoring is offered so that you can succeed and you need to take advantage of it. know that the party life is not all that it seems to be, school should always come first no matter what the situation may be. Also know that mom and dad arent around to help clean up after all of your mistakes, life and your first year in college will be hard and you need to start preparing for it.

Rebecca
Describe the students at your school.

Quiet, yet full of questions.

Describe the students at your school.

Quiet, yet full of questions.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Be open to starting something new. All the imagining and role playing in the world is not going to prepare you for the changes both externally and internally you're going to go through once you start college. Don't be afraid to ask for help, everyone around you is dealing with it too even though they all act tough. Find an outlet that isn't alchohal. It's not a solution, it simply is adding another step to the problem once you do decide to solve it. Remember to love yourself and the woman you will become over the next four years.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone looking for a big sports school. This place isn't orientated around our football team and there isn't much school spirit

Brandon
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The small campus and low student size allows for student and proffessors to have a personal relationship which helps the stud...

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The small campus and low student size allows for student and proffessors to have a personal relationship which helps the students feel like they can approach their proffesors for help. Other schools would have been larger and the professors unable to know everyone by name.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would suggest that they look at school size as being more than a social life factor. Size of the school tells a lot about the type of one on one help the student can get, the type of relationships with professors, and the amount the administration will care about the needs of the student. The trend might be to go to a big school so you have lots of chances to fit in but I believe the small school where student are not overwhelmed and see each other around campus helps students find their niche. Also, I would put more wieght on the proximity of the school to home. I did not think I wanted to be close and it turned out that I loved it. Dropping in and spending time with my family is more important to me than ever before. As for the college experience I think students have to make a true effort to step out of their comfort zones, especailly when arriving at school. Everyone is nervous and reaching out to make friends only strengthens the school community.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The area around campus is pretty boring. Charlotte is less than an hour away but as for entertain closer the options are very limited.

chelsea
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The little things matter too....dont overlook anything because choosing the right college is important :-)

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The little things matter too....dont overlook anything because choosing the right college is important :-)

What's unique about your campus?

the diversity and all the clubs are really welcoming!!!

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are amazing!!!

Jessica
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The small campus and the campus involvement.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The small campus and the campus involvement.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look at the campus life and make sure the college of your choice has all of the classes for your major.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The residence life because they put greek life before everyone else.

Makenna
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It is a diverse community, but students' are open to others beliefs and values. The professors are willing to help others and...

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It is a diverse community, but students' are open to others beliefs and values. The professors are willing to help others and want to encourage their students' to succeed. The faculty and student's are friendly and make the campus more enjoyable.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Let your children decide on their own college they wish to attend. Letting students make their own decisions helps them to become more independent and more willing to succeed if they are able to decide on the college they wish to attend. As of finding the right college, students should know whether or not they wish to attend a large university with more students' or a smaller university where there is more guidance and assistance for the students' if it is needed. Also students' and parents' should know how far the university is away from home. Some student's want to move far away and some want to remain close. The geographical location of a college should be important when deciding because that may determine how happy a child is at that particuluar university. It is important to hav e a social life and get involved on campus, but academics is the real reason why people attend college. It is fun to party and be social and is imporatnt for getting to know fellow students', but students' need to find a balance betweeen social life and academics. College is an exciting time and is a time of growth and learning.

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