Wingate, NC
Wingate University


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Recent Reviews

Alex
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 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
Describe the students at your school.

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

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.

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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.

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.

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...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

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.

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

The decision to go to college is a large one. So far I have spent 5 semesters at college and it has been the best time of my ...

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

The decision to go to college is a large one. So far I have spent 5 semesters at college and it has been the best time of my life. I love college! I hope that all students could experience college the way I have. I think that choosing the school right for you is what shapes your experience at college. With that in mind, there are many things that should be considered when making the decision on where to go. Counselors in high schools consistently harp on the educational aspects which are very important. It is important to know that the college you choose has your major, the class size you desire, the minors you like, among other academic details. Athletics also play into some decision making. If you desire a football team and a lot of school spirit, it is important to keep that in mind when choosing the campus to attend. I also am a firm believer that you need to choose the school that YOU want. I have found and encountered many students who are attending school for their parents and as such their experience has been far from enjoyable. Ultimately, think, and make your own decision.

What's unique about your campus?

Wingate is a small school where you dont feel like a number. Here you are a person whom your teachers know by name and will do their best to make sure you excel as longas you put the effort forth too. Wingate has graduate programs that you have a better chance of getting into with an undergraduate degree here. It has many opportunities to get involved on campus and be somebody.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you are looking for a big school with a lot of things in walking distance, then Wingate doesn't offer that. If you are looking to be another face in the crowd this small school would not be the best for you either. It is a private school and it quite expensive, so if you are looking to transfer out, then it costs too much to just get transfer courses.

Peter
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The campus has the feel of a "family." Everyone is very caring for each other--the students and the faculty. The teachers m...

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The campus has the feel of a "family." Everyone is very caring for each other--the students and the faculty. The teachers make sure you have the help that you need and are not falling behind. They also will frequently have students to their homes for social activites and become life-long friends. Wingate also has a lot of great opportunities for a school so small--a variety of programs, strong international focus, and most students are given the opportunity for undergraduate research and study abroad at little extra expense.

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

Brochures and websites are great and very helpful, and structured, guided campus tours are a great way to "meet" a school. But you are selecting the place you will spend the next 4 (or more?) years of your life--that's a long time to select a school just off one "date" together. Take the time and effort to really get to know the people--talk to students in your possible department, visit with a professor or sit in on a class. Even better--see if there is a student willing to host you for a weekend. Certainly select a school that meets your academic, financial, and location requirements, but also trust your gut and how you feel. The school I graduated from was not my first choice--as it turns out, I hated my first choice after visiting but quickly knew I belonged at my school. After spending some time there, it felt like home. One more thing Mom and Dad--be sure to let go of the reigns; your opinion is very important, but you are not the one shopping for a school.

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

While Wingate's small size and location provide many excellent opportunities, it can also be somewhat limiting. Everything needed is within a short drive, but it is almost an hour (with traffic) to Charlotte to experience the cultural and educational opportunities of a large city. Great strides have been made to improve this, but course offerings sometimes overlap or are offered infrequently, causing some tight situations with scheduling.

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