B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    D
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    A-
Gardner-Webb University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
Main St
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Gardner-Webb University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
850-1080
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Gardner-Webb University

Cost

Net Price
$20,417/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,884/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,269/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,331/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,593/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,196/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,099Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    76%
  • Honest
    19%
  • Honest, caring, always there to help
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
75%
of students say they don't have Greek life.32 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.70 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Great
    39%
  • Small
    29%
  • Small, but lively
    29%
  • Best school all around!
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
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Gardner-Webb University Reviews

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I have truly found my home here at Gardner-Webb University. I am a student in the Degree Completion Program, so all of my classes are online. This program has allowed me to continue to work full time to support myself and help my family, while also saving for the future. Even though this program is online, I feel that my professors have been extremely thorough in their teachings. After transferring from another university to Gardner-Webb, I feel that this is where I am meant to be learning. I am even looking into MBA programs for after I graduate! I am so proud to be apart of the Running Bulldog community!
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I have enjoyed my time at Gardner-Webb. The people and staff are very friendly! I love the Christian environment. You will meet some of the best professors here at GWU!
However, I believe the school should improve with activities over the weekend and not close everything down (including the food choices). Yes, a good majority of people go home on the weekends, but if the school offered more variety over the weekends then students might choose to stay. For those who have no other option and must stay on the weekends sometimes find difficulty in finding something fun to do.
Overall, I love GWU, the family atmosphere, Christian base, and professors who care.
I am loving my experience here at Gardner Webb University. The school is located in a small town, surrounded by loving people who care about the school and it's students, even sometimes as referring the students as one of their own! The campus is not too big, so it is very easy to get around to where you need to be. And the students here are the greatest classmates I have ever had. Everyone is here to excel in their education, and will help and encourage you throughout your journey here. The professors, as well. Every professor loves what they do and are very passionate about what they teach, as well as having very good office hours. The student activities are always fun and exciting. The school truly makes you feel at home.