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Wingate University is conveniently located just 30 minutes from Charlotte, NC, and is nestled in the Piedmont on over 500 acres. A beautiful campus of historical significance, founded in 1896, Wingate provides both a small-town environment coupled with the drive and innovation of 38 undergraduate programs and nine graduate programs. With an emphasis in the health sciences, Wingate has accredited programs, including occupational therapy, physical therapy and public health, that train healthcare professionals to serve the IDD community in a variety of ways. 

With multiple campus dining options, a robust library, state-of-the-art gym facilities, 25 NCAA Division II teams and a thriving performing arts program - there is always something to do, to see, to explore. A campus lake, faith-based opportunities, an art museum, a Starbucks, the list goes on and on.

Imagine having your loved one living, working, and learning alongside and absorbed in an established community at Wingate University. This vibrant, diverse, and bright community has a place for IDD individuals to thrive.

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Community at Wingate


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