Seeing as how Winthrop University hosts the annual U.S. Disc Golf Championship, and has also served as a location within numerous movies like Asylum and The Rage: Carrie 2, it might be easy to think life here is all fun and games. But just ask the 6,000 students that call it home; they take their academics seriously, too! WU (found in Rock Hill, South Carolina) offers more than 40 undergraduate concentrations of study as well as 26 graduate degrees, and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio of just 14 to 1. Its graduation rates and freshman retention rates have exceeded national averages for many years running. Especially diverse in scope, WU attracts students from 34 states and even more foreign countries, and notable past attendees include actress Andie MacDowell and North Carolina Poet Laureate Cathy Smith Bowers. The campus even has three buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. So come to a place that the John Templeton Foundation commended as a college that “develops character”: Winthrop University!