Winthrop University is a public university in Rock Hill, South Carolina. It was first founded in 1886 as Winthrop Training School in a one-room building. Today, more than 6,200 students attend the university.
Winthrop is located in a historic district of Rock Hill. Its park-like campus is divided into two areas: the main campus, where residence halls, academic buildings, student center, and library are located; and the Recreational and Research Complex northeast of the main campus, which houses athletic facilities, the Piedmont Wetlands Research Project, a golf course, a word class disc golf course, and research facilities. The university also includes a recreational area known as The Farm.