Applying to College? Get an Inside Look at 20 NC Private Colleges

Browse profiles on everything from from student-to-faculty ratios to acceptance rates and the percentage of students who successfully graduate in four years


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Interested in learning more about what it takes to earn admission into any one of the 20 most popular private four-year colleges in North Carolina? Look no further than the list below, highlighting the most up-to-date admission statistics for private colleges across the Tar Heel state.

The College Transitions team has compiled data from several reliable sources to create institutional profiles for North Carolina's most popular private colleges and universities. In sum, these profiles provide North Carolina students and their families an objective, inside look into 20 diverse private institutions in our state. Profiles detail everything from student-to-faculty ratios to acceptance rates and the percentage of students who successfully graduate in four years. 

Data sources include the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, institutional websites, COLLEGEdata and the College Board. Each institution is listed below and schools are presented in alphabetical order:

Jump to the school you're interested in: Belmont Abbey College; Brevard College; Campbell University; Davidson College; Duke University; Elon University; Gardner-Webb University; Guilford College; High Point University; Johnson & Wales University; Johnson C. Smith UniversityLees-McRae College; Lenoir-Rhyne University; Mars Hill University; Meredith College; Pfeiffer University; Queens University of Charlotte; Wake Forest University; Warren Wilson College; Wingate University

For admissions information on all 16 four-year UNC institutions, click here.

 

Belmont Abbey College

Location: Belmont
Type of school: Small liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s

Quick Facts

  • Total full-time undergrads: 1,406
  • Freshman class size: 358
  • Four-year graduation rate: 34 percent
  • Five-year graduation rate: 42 percent
  • Six-year graduation rate: 44 percent
  • Freshman retention rate: 61 percent
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1

Applying

  • Admissions website: belmontabbeycollege.edu/admissions
  • Total applicants: 1,559
  • Acceptance rate: 97 percent
  • GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): N/A
  • SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile: 440
  • SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile: 530
  • SAT Math 25th percentile: 440
  • SAT Math 75th percentile: 560
  • ACT Composite 25th percentile: 18
  • ACT Composite 75th percentile: 24
  • High school class rank top 10th: N/A
  • High school class rank top quarter: N/A
  • High school class rank top half: N/A

Important Factors

  • Rigor of student’s high school record
  • Academic GPA
  • Standardized tests
  • Class rank

Brevard College

Location: Brevard
Type of school: Small liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s

Quick Facts

  • Total full-time undergrads: 693
  • Freshman class size: 231
  • Four-year graduation rate: 34 percent
  • Five-year graduation rate: 45 percent
  • Six-year graduation rate: 46 percent
  • Freshman retention rate: 49 percent
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1

Applying

  • Admissions website: brevard.edu/admission-aid
  • Total applicants: 2,747
  • Acceptance rate: 42 percent
  • GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.07
  • SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile: 420
  • SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile: 520
  • SAT Math 25th percentile: 420
  • SAT Math 75th percentile: 530
  • ACT Composite 25th percentile: 17
  • ACT Composite 75th percentile: 22
  • High school class rank top 10th: 4 percent
  • High school class rank top quarter: 17 percent
  • High school class rank top half: 47 percent

Important Factors

  • Rigor of student’s high school record
  • Academic GPA
  • Class rank
  • Essay
  • Interview
  • Level of applicant’s interest
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Volunteer work
  • Particular talent/ability

Campbell University

Location: Buies Creek
Type of school: Medium-sized university and liberal arts college
Degrees available: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral

Quick Facts

  • Total full-time undergrads: 3,737
  • Freshman class size: 884
  • Four-year graduation rate: 40 percent
  • Five-year graduation rate: 53 percent
  • Six-year graduation rate: 55 percent
  • Freshman retention rate: 72 percent
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1

Applying

  • Admissions website: campbell.edu/admissions
  • Total applicants: 6,558
  • Acceptance rate: 81 percent
  • GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.40
  • SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile: 450
  • SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile: 560
  • SAT Math 25th percentile: 470
  • SAT Math 75th percentile: 570
  • ACT Composite 25th percentile: 19
  • ACT Composite 75th percentile: 25
  • High school class rank top 10th: N/A
  • High school class rank top quarter: N/A
  • High school class rank top half: N/A

Important Factors

  • Rigor of student’s high school record
  • Academic GPA
  • Standardized tests
  • Class rank
  • Interview
  • Particular/talent/ability

Davidson College

Location: Davidson
Type of school: Small liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s

Quick Facts

  • Total full-time undergrads: 1,796
  • Freshman class size: 514
  • Four-year graduation rate: 91 percent
  • Five-year graduation rate: 95 percent
  • Six-year graduation rate: 95 percent
  • Freshman retention rate: 94 percent
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1

Applying

  • Admissions website: davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid
  • Total applicants: 5,618
  • Acceptance rate: 20 percent
  • GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.90
  • SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile: 630
  • SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile: 720
  • SAT Math 25th percentile: 620
  • SAT Math 75th percentile: 720
  • ACT Composite 25th percentile: 28
  • ACT Composite 75th percentile: 33
  • High school class rank top 10th: 77 percent
  • High school class rank top quarter: 95 percent
  • High school class rank top half: 99 percent

Important Factors

  • Rigor of secondary school record
  • Standardized tests
  • Recommendations
  • Essay
  • Interview
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Volunteer work
  • Particular talent/ability
  • Character/personal qualities

Duke University

Location: Durham
Type of school: Medium-sized university
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral

Quick Facts

  • Total full-time undergrads: 6,577
  • Freshman class size: 1,723
  • Four-year graduation rate: 86 percent
  • Five-year graduation rate: 93 percent
  • Six-year graduation rate: 95 percent
  • Freshman retention rate: 97 percent
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 7:1

Applying

  • Admissions website: admissions.duke.edu
  • Total applicants: 31,671
  • Acceptance rate: 11 percent
  • GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): N/A
  • SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile: 680
  • SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile: 770
  • SAT Math 25th percentile: 700
  • SAT Math 75th percentile: 800
  • ACT Composite 25th percentile: 31
  • ACT Composite 75th percentile: 34
  • High school class rank top 10th: 91 percent
  • High school class rank top quarter: 97 percent
  • High school class rank top half: 99 percent

Important Factors

  • Rigor of secondary school record
  • Academic GPA
  • Standardized tests
  • Recommendations
  • Essay
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Particular talent/ability
  • Character/personal qualities

Elon University

Location: Elon
Type of school: Medium-sized university and liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral

Quick Facts

  • Total full-time undergrads: 5,854
  • Freshman class size: 1,553
  • Four-year graduation rate: 77 percent
  • Five-year graduation rate: 81 percent
  • Six-year graduation rate: 82 percent
  • Freshman retention rate: 91 percent
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1

Applying

  • Admissions website: elon.edu/u/nav-admissions
  • Total applicants: 10,098
  • Acceptance rate: 60 percent
  • GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 4.03 (weighted)
  • SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile: 550
  • SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile: 640
  • SAT Math 25th percentile: 550
  • SAT Math 75th percentile: 640
  • ACT Composite 25th percentile: 25
  • ACT Composite 75th percentile: 29
  • High school class rank top 10th: 29 percent
  • High school class rank top quarter: 62 percent
  • High school class rank top half: 89 percent

Important Factors

  • Rigor of secondary school record
  • Academic GPA
  • Standardized tests
  • Recommendations
  • Essay
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Volunteer work
  • Particular talent/ability
  • Relation with alumnus
  • Work experience

Gardner-Webb University

Location: Boiling Springs
Type of school: Medium-sized university and liberal arts college
Degrees available: Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral

Quick Facts

  • Total full-time undergrads: 1,908
  • Freshman class size: 444
  • Four-year graduation rate: 34 percent
  • Five-year graduation rate: 43 percent
  • Six-year graduation rate: 44 percent
  • Freshman retention rate: 67 percent
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Applying

  • Admissions website: gardner-webb.edu/admissions-and-financial-aid
  • Total applicants: 4,310
  • Acceptance rate: 52 percent
  • GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.74
  • SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile: 430
  • SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile: 550
  • SAT Math 25th percentile: 430
  • SAT Math 75th percentile: 560
  • ACT Composite 25th percentile: 18
  • ACT Composite 75th percentile: 24
  • High school class rank top 10th: 23 percent
  • High school class rank top quarter: 55 percent
  • High school class rank top half: 83 percent

Important Factors

  • Rigor of secondary school record
  • Academic GPA
  • Standardized tests
  • Class rank
  • Level of applicant’s interest
  • Extracurricular activities

Guilford College

Location: Greensboro
Type of school: Small liberal arts college
Degrees available: Certificate, Bachelor’s

Quick Facts

  • Total full-time undergrads: 1,560
  • Freshman class size: 421
  • Four-year graduation rate: 47 percent
  • Five-year graduation rate: 59 percent
  • Six-year graduation rate: 61 percent
  • Freshman retention rate: 74 percent
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Applying

  • Admissions website: guilford.edu/admissions
  • Total applicants: 3,321
  • Acceptance rate: 61 percent
  • GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.18
  • SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile: 440
  • SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile: 590
  • SAT Math 25th percentile: 430
  • SAT Math 75th percentile: 570
  • ACT Composite 25th percentile: 19
  • ACT Composite 75th percentile: 26
  • High school class rank top 10th: 10 percent
  • High school class rank top quarter: 29 percent
  • High school class rank top half: 67 percent

Important Factors

  • Rigor of secondary school record
  • Academic GPA
  • Standardized tests
  • Class rank
  • Essay 
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Volunteer work
  • Character/personal qualities

High Point University

Location: High Point
Type of school: Medium-sized university and liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral

Quick Facts

  • Total full-time undergrads: 4,508
  • Freshman class size: 1,382
  • Four-year graduation rate: 60 percent
  • Five-year graduation rate: 64 percent
  • Six-year graduation rate: 64 percent
  • Freshman retention rate: 82 percent
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1

Applying 

  • Admissions website: highpoint.edu/admissions
  • Total applicants: 9,683
  • Acceptance rate: 79 percent
  • GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.27
  • SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile: 492
  • SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile: 595
  • SAT Math 25th percentile: 503
  • SAT Math 75th percentile: 605
  • ACT Composite 25th percentile: 21
  • ACT Composite 75th percentile: 26
  • High school class rank top 10th: 17 percent
  • High school class rank top quarter: 46 percent
  • High school class rank top half: 81 percent

Important Factors

  • Rigor of secondary school record
  • Academic GPA
  • Standardized tests
  • Recommendations
  • Essay
  • Interview
  • Level of applicant’s interest
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Volunteer work
  • Particular talent/ability
  • Character/personal qualities
  • Work experience

Johnson & Wales University

Location: Charlotte
Type of school: Medium-sized university
Degrees available: Associate, Bachelor’s

Quick Facts

  • Total full-time undergrads: 2,063
  • Freshman class size: 653
  • Four-year graduation rate: 36 percent
  • Five-year graduation rate: 44 percent
  • Six-year graduation rate: 46 percent
  • Freshman retention rate: 69 percent
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 22:1

Applying

  • Admissions website: jwu.edu/campuses/charlotte/admissions-and-aid/index.html
  • Total applicants: 5,658
  • Acceptance rate: 82 percent
  • GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.19
  • SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile: N/A
  • SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile: N/A
  • SAT Math 25th percentile: N/A
  • SAT Math 75th percentile: N/A
  • ACT Composite 25th percentile: N/A
  • ACT Composite 75th percentile: N/A
  • High school class rank top 10th: N/A
  • High school class rank top quarter: N/A
  • High school class rank top half: N/A

Important Factors

  • Rigor of secondary school record
  • Academic GPA
  • Class rank
  • Essay
  • Interview
  • Extracurricular activities

Johnson C. Smith University

Location: Charlotte
Type of school: Small university and liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Quick Facts

  • Total full-time undergrads: 1,248
  • Freshman class size: 301
  • Four-year graduation rate: 41 percent
  • Five-year graduation rate: 48 percent
  • Six-year graduation rate: 51 percent
  • Freshman retention rate: 65 percent
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1

Applying

  • Admissions website: jcsu.edu/admissions
  • Total applicants: 5,841
  • Acceptance rate: 45 percent
  • GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 2.84
  • SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile: 380
  • SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile: 460
  • SAT Math 25th percentile: 360
  • SAT Math 75th percentile: 455
  • ACT Composite 25th percentile: 15
  • ACT Composite 75th percentile: 19
  • High school class rank top 10th: 5 percent
  • High school class rank top quarter: 20 percent
  • High school class rank top half: 51 percent

Important Factors

  • Academic GPA
  • Standardized tests
  • Recommendations
  • Essay
  • Level of applicant’s interest
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Character/personal qualities

Lees-McRae College

Location: Banner Elk
Type of school: Small liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s

Quick Facts

  • Total full-time undergrads: 978
  • Freshman class size: 187
  • Four-year graduation rate: 33 percent
  • Five-year graduation rate: 38 percent
  • Six-year graduation rate: 38 percent
  • Freshman retention rate: 58 percent
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Applying

  • Admissions website: lmc.edu/admissions
  • Total applicants: 1,531
  • Acceptance rate: 63 percent
  • GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.48 (based on weighted GPAs)
  • SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile: 440
  • SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile: 580
  • SAT Math 25th percentile: 450
  • SAT Math 75th percentile: 560
  • ACT Composite 25th percentile: 18
  • ACT Composite 75th percentile: 23
  • High school class rank top 10th: 11 percent
  • High school class rank top quarter: 27 percent
  • High school class rank top half: 55 percent

Important Factors

  • Academic GPA

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Location: Hickory
Type of school: Small university and liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Quick Facts

  • Total full-time undergrads: 1,453
  • Freshman class size: 464
  • Four-year graduation rate: 35 percent
  • Five-year graduation rate: 45 percent
  • Six-year graduation rate: 48 percent
  • Freshman retention rate: 72 percent
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Applying

  • Admissions website: lr.edu/admission/undergraduate
  • Total applicants: 6,300
  • Acceptance rate: 70 percent
  • GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.26
  • SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile: 430
  • SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile: 540
  • SAT Math 25th percentile: 440
  • SAT Math 75th percentile: 550
  • ACT Composite 25th percentile: N/A
  • ACT Composite 75th percentile: N/A
  • High school class rank top 10th: N/A
  • High school class rank top quarter: N/A
  • High school class rank top half: N/A

Important Factors

  • Rigor of secondary school record
  • Academic GPA
  • Standardized tests
  • Class rank
  • Recommendations
  • Essay

Mars Hill University

Location: Mars Hill
Type of school: Small liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Quick Facts

  • Total full-time undergrads: 1,264
  • Freshman class size: 394
  • Four-year graduation rate: 23 percent
  • Five-year graduation rate: 32 percent
  • Six-year graduation rate: 34 percent
  • Freshman retention rate: 57 percent
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1

Applying

  • Admissions website: mhu.edu/future-students/traditional-undergraduate
  • Total applicants: 3,153
  • Acceptance rate: 57 percent
  • GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.24
  • SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile: 420
  • SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile: 520
  • SAT Math 25th percentile: 420
  • SAT Math 75th percentile: 520
  • ACT Composite 25th percentile: 17
  • ACT Composite 75th percentile: 22
  • High school class rank top 10th: 7 percent
  • High school class rank top quarter: 25 percent
  • High school class rank top half: 64 percent

Important Factors

  • Academic GPA
  • Standardized tests
  • Level of applicant’s interest
  • Extracurricular activities

Meredith College

Location: Raleigh
Type of school: Small liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s
Special designation: All female

Quick Facts

  • Total full-time undergrads: 1,616
  • Freshman class size: 422
  • Four-year graduation rate: 52 percent
  • Five-year graduation rate: 60 percent
  • Six-year graduation rate: 61 percent
  • Freshman retention rate: 78 percent
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1

Applying

  • Admissions website: meredith.edu/admissions
  • Total applicants: 1,923
  • Acceptance rate: 61 percent
  • GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.34
  • SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile: 460
  • SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile: 563
  • SAT Math 25th percentile: 460
  • SAT Math 75th percentile: 560
  • ACT Composite 25th percentile: 21
  • ACT Composite 75th percentile: 26
  • High school class rank top 10th: 23 percent
  • High school class rank top quarter: 48 percent
  • High school class rank top half: 83 percent

Important Factors

  • Rigor of secondary school record
  • Academic GPA
  • Standardized tests
  • Class rank
  • Recommendations
  • Essay
  • Interview
  • Level of applicant’s interest
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Volunteer work
  • Particular talent/ability
  • Character/personal qualities

Pfeiffer University

Location: Misenheimer
Type of school: Small university and liberal arts college
Degrees available: Certificate, Bachelor’s, Master’s

Quick Facts

  • Total full-time undergrads: 739
  • Freshman class size: 179
  • Four-year graduation rate: 34 percent
  • Five-year graduation rate: 37 percent
  • Six-year graduation rate: 38 percent
  • Freshman retention rate: 60 percent
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1

Applying

  • Admissions website: pfeiffer.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions
  • Total applicants: 2,109
  • Acceptance rate: 44 percent
  • GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.20
  • SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile: 400
  • SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile: 500
  • SAT Math 25th percentile: 410
  • SAT Math 75th percentile: 520
  • ACT Composite 25th percentile: 17
  • ACT Composite 75th percentile: 22
  • High school class rank top 10th: 8 percent
  • High school class rank top quarter: 28 percent
  • High school class rank top half: 62 percent

Important Factors

  • Rigor of secondary school record
  • Academic GPA
  • Standardized tests
  • Class rank
  • Level of applicant’s interest
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Volunteer work
  • Particular talent/ability
  • Character/personal qualities

Queens University of Charlotte

Location: Charlotte
Type of school: Small university
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Quick Facts

  • Total full-time undergrads: 1,307
  • Freshman class size: 279
  • Four-year graduation rate: 47 percent
  • Five-year graduation rate: 53 percent
  • Six-year graduation rate: 53 percent
  • Freshman retention rate: 77 percent
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1

Applying

  • Admissions website: queens.edu/admissions-aid
  • Total applicants: 1,641
  • Acceptance rate: 83 percent
  • GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.71
  • SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile: 470
  • SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile: 570
  • SAT Math 25th percentile: 470
  • SAT Math 75th percentile: 570
  • ACT Composite 25th percentile: 21
  • ACT Composite 75th percentile: 26
  • High school class rank top 10th: 16 percent
  • High school class rank top quarter: 43 percent
  • High school class rank top half: 78 percent

Important Factors

  • Rigor of secondary school record
  • Academic GPA
  • Standardized tests
  • Recommendations
  • Essay
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Volunteer work
  • Particular talent/ability
  • Character/personal qualities
  • First generation to attend college
  • Relation with alumnus
  • Work experience

Wake Forest University

Location: Winston-Salem
Type of school: Medium-sized university
Degrees available: Certificate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral

Quick Facts

  • Total full-time undergrads: 4,900
  • Freshman class size: 1,304
  • Four-year graduation rate: 84 percent
  • Five-year graduation rate: 87 percent
  • Six-year graduation rate: 88 percent
  • Freshman retention rate: 95 percent
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1

Applying

  • Admissions website: admissions.wfu.edu
  • Total applicants: 14,006
  • Acceptance rate: 30 percent
  • GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): N/A
  • SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile: 600
  • SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile: 700
  • SAT Math 25th percentile: 640
  • SAT Math 75th percentile: 740
  • ACT Composite 25th percentile: 28
  • ACT Composite 75th percentile: 32
  • High school class rank top 10th: 78 percent
  • High school class rank top quarter: 92 percent
  • High school class rank top half: 97 percent

Important Factors

  • Rigor of secondary school record
  • Academic GPA
  • Class rank
  • Recommendations
  • Essay
  • Interview
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Particular talent/ability
  • Character/personal qualities

Warren Wilson College

Location: Swannanoa
Type of school: Small liberal arts college
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s
Special designation: Work college

Quick Facts

  • Total full-time undergrads: 644
  • Freshman class size: 185
  • Four-year graduation rate: 45 percent
  • Five-year graduation rate: 50 percent
  • Six-year graduation rate: 51 percent
  • Freshman retention rate: 59 percent
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1

Applying

  • Admissions website: warren-wilson.edu/admission
  • Total applicants: 948
  • Acceptance rate: 82 percent
  • GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): N/A
  • SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile: 518
  • SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile: 650
  • SAT Math 25th percentile: 470
  • SAT Math 75th percentile: 590
  • ACT Composite 25th percentile: 21
  • ACT Composite 75th percentile: 28
  • High school class rank top 10th: 14 percent
  • High school class rank top quarter: 37 percent
  • High school class rank top half: 69 percent

Important Factors

  • Rigor of secondary school record
  • Academic GPA
  • Recommendations
  • Essay

Wingate University

Location: Wingate
Type of school: Medium-sized university
Degrees available: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral

Quick Facts

  • Total full-time undergrads: 2,044
  • Freshman class size: 625
  • Four-year graduation rate: 44 percent
  • Five-year graduation rate: 51 percent
  • Six-year graduation rate: 54 percent
  • Freshman retention rate: 77 percent
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1

Applying

  • Admissions website: wingate.edu/admissions
  • Total applicants: 7,581
  • Acceptance rate: 70 percent
  • GPA average of enrolled freshmen (4.0 scale): 3.43
  • SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile: 470
  • SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile: 560
  • SAT Math 25th percentile: 470
  • SAT Math 75th percentile: 570
  • ACT Composite 25th percentile: 20
  • ACT Composite 75th percentile: 25
  • High school class rank top 10th: 24 percent
  • High school class rank top quarter: 53 percent
  • High school class rank top half: 85 percent

Important Factors

  • Rigor of secondary school record
  • Academic GPA
  • Standardized tests
  • Class rank
  • Recommendations

 

Updated on Nov. 6, 2018.

 

Michael Trivette, Ph.D., is a co-founder of College Transitions, a team of college planning experts committed to guiding families through the college admissions process. He is also co-author of “The Enlightened College Applicant: A New Approach to the Search and Admissions Process.” Learn more at collegetransitions.com.

 

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Education Guide

The all-new 2015-2016 Education Guide is packed with everything parents need to know to navigate more than 500 education options and resources in the Triad, including area preschools, private schools, public school systems, charter schools, boarding schools and academic resources.

GPS [Go. Play. See]

It's your complete family guide to Triad living. Parents are busy and on the go. Use this guide to help you explore all this great area offers for families in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding communities.

Exceptional Child

For parents of kids with special needs, finding help and support can be challenging. We've compiled valuable resources for Triad parents in our latest annual publication, Exceptional Child, which is also available as a digital guide.