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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Gardner-Webb is an above-average private, Christian university located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,781 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Gardner-Webb acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Community Psychology. Graduating 49% of students, Gardner-Webb alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,200.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
110 South Main Street
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
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1200
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$20,753/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$21,957/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,781Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
434
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    71%
  • Honest
    14%
  • Stressed
    7%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Honest, caring, always there to help
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
74%
of students say they don't have Greek life.39 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Great
    34%
  • Small, but lively
    26%
  • Small
    23%
  • Best school all around!
    9%
  • Home away from home
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
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
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Gardner-Webb University Reviews

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So far I’ve been nothing but pleased with Gardner-Webb. The campus is beautiful and very accessible. I didn’t want to attend a university with a larger campus, so it’s a good size for me. I also really like the staff. They’re always friendly and eager to help me when I have questions. Another major reason I chose Gardner-Webb was because of their Christian background. I was raised in a christian household, so it was very important to me that my beliefs continued. It’s also very relieving to know I’m around others who share my beliefs. I would highly recommend Gardner-Webb to someone who also share these beliefs and prefers a more compact campus!
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I have enjoyed my time at Gardner-Webb, but I wish I had decided to live off campus earlier than my senior year because a lot of money is taken off tuition. And living off campus was not really given as an option and was not easy to do. Most of the professors are awesome people who I’ve grown close with. The campus is beautiful and a great size. The Boiling Springs community is quaint and quiet, but bigger cities are just a short drive away. So, it’s not difficult to drive to a mall or an area with more food options. Safety is really emphasized on campus. Overall, I have enjoyed my experience at Gardner-Webb!
I love Gardner-Webb! The professors make you feel welcome and loved. Here, you are a face, not a number. The campus is gorgeous and the Christian services are enlighting. Student activities are plentiful. Gardner-Webb feels like a home away from home.