Skip to Main Content
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
Work Here? Claim Your College

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
52%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
860-1110
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$23,624/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,381/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,666/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,188/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,890/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,658/ year
Student Loan Options from Lenders
Learn More
  • Affordable fixed or variable rates
  • No application, origination or disbursement fees
Learn More
  • Loans from community lenders that put people before profits
  • Easy, online app with ability to add a cosigner in minutes
Learn More
  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

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
Do You Work at Gardner-Webb University? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,908Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
42%
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
$37,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
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
Colleges like Gardner-Webb University
More

Gardner-Webb University Reviews

683 reviews
All Categories
GW provides various aspects that make it appealing to everyone who learns about it. Their graduation rate is 98%, so there is excellent academic programs. I'm personally in the nursing program, both in the BSN and ADN. No other school would let me do both. I'm doing both to allow me to get a year of work experience before graduate school. GW encourages their students to further their education to graduate school. Additionally, GW has huge diversity within the campus. We have many students who live across the world just to come here, a lot of them for sports. Another benefit about going to GW is the security/safety. We have an actual police department on campus that consists of about eight to nine officers on call. Overall GW is one of the best colleges to go to whether you are looking to play sports, all about academics, a safe place away from home, or looking for a new environment!
Start Your Review of Gardner-Webb University
Rate It!
Gardner-Webb University is one of the best schools nationwide by far! The people are incredible, the classes are exciting with professors who take time to know everyone's name and favorite music genre (literally). Some of the facilities could use some more funding, but overall an outstanding university.
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!