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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    D+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Gardner-Webb is an above-average private, Christian university located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,908 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Gardner-Webb acceptance rate is 52%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Community Psychology. Graduating 45% of students, Gardner-Webb alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,100.
About Gardner-Webb University...
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
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

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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
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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

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
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Gardner-Webb University Reviews

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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!
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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!