- 4 Year
- BOILING SPRINGS, NC
Gardner-Webb University Reviews
Rating 3.66 out of 5 755 reviews
A quiet private college, with small class size, and ample student involvement. Great teachers and coaches who care about their students, and engage with them regularly.
There is nothing to do in this 1 stop light town. You have to drive 30 min to Gastonia or Gaffney to go to restaurants or shop. It's supposed to be a Christian environment but most people spend every weekend drinking and partying. No rules are enforced in the on-camps apartments so roommates always having people staying over or even moving in! Drug use as well. Only good thing at this school are the teachers, who really care and try their best. School activities are movie nights or free ice cream etc. It's so boring unless you're an athlete I suppose. Plus other than nursing, no one has heard of the school. So you have lots of debt, it's so expensive, and few job prospects. You have to live on campus and buy the meal plan until like junior year. Then you can move off campus, but there are so few options off campus. The surrounding areas aren't safe and are very run down. I wish I never went to this school.
The faculty and staff are so caring. Not only do they take the time out of their day to help you with your studies but they concerned with what happens outside of school.
Has great educational programs for all, no matter what your age is. It is located in the heart of North Carolina. Gardner Webb offers on line or in classroom courses for all types of students.
I liked the campus because it gives a small town vibe. The athletics are really good and the campus food was always great.
Campus is too far from restaurants, shopping, etc. Convocation requirement is a joke. Placement testing is an absurdity (I took honors English throughout high school, yet they made me take remedial English. I aced it and then went onto ace English 101). Food offerings are repetitive and unhealthy (I lost 10 pounds after my first year there and I weighed 146 lb when I started). Their scholarship offerings are mostly political (one of the ladies whom they awarded a full scholarship was also in remedial English). Parking was atrocious; get a space and keep it for the week or else you won't have one once you return from shopping, church, etc. They SERIOUSLY need to rethink their roommate matching methodology; my roommate and I were totally not compatible. I will say that orientation was pretty good; they matched you with an upperclassman and that was VERY helpful regarding class scheduling. It was nice to get tips on professors (good, bad or indifferent).
We have had a fairly good experience so far with our online learning. With covid our professors are doing their best to keep a connection with their students even with virtual learning.
I have been in love with Gardner-Webb University since the moment i stepped on campus. The teachers and students create a warm and welcoming environment. The professors push us while uplifting us and helping us grow.
I do not enjoy online learning because you have to worry about the internet connection, you will have to worry about if your laptop will be working. For my self I do not believe I learn very well over the internet but since this is what we have to do currently I try to make the most of it.
This year has not been a normal year in the way GWU probably does things but there are still activities that they try to come up with so students can enjoy their time here.
The teachers and administration staff that I have talked to and gotten into contact with have all been very helpful. They are always available to help me and the other students and people who need it. Whenever, there are questions I need answered, I know the staff will spend as much time possible in order to help me achieve what I am trying to understand.
I do not take any classes online because of my personal choice. I know they have these types of classes available, but I cannot answer to this particular experience since I have not witnesses it.
I love this University. I have gained so much compassion for others and have gained a better foundation with God. I love this school and would 100% recommend this school to others.
I learned a lot and still did really well in my classes, even when they were online courses. I was able to ask question when I needed to and was able to get the help I needed during office hours.
I have taken classes online due to covid and it hasn’t been the greatest. A lot of teachers suck at replying to emails. The online platform is pretty good it’s just a lot more difficult to take classes online
Honestly I loved this campus at first and for some people it may be the perfect fit. Just make sure you’re aware that there’s not much to do around so you’ll be bored a lot. The faculty is pretty good. It’s just really boring here and in my option not worth the money.
I loved my experience at Gardner-Webb. I was looking for a small, private, Christian University with an excellent liberal arts education and Gardner-Webb was the perfect fit for me. The smaller class sizes allowed for close relationships with my professors. Their experience and connections helped to set me up for success in my interests as well as give me support and encouragement from people who knew me well. The Gardner-Webb campus is also beautiful and quaint. The small town is perfect for a quiet afternoon or a great place to hang out with friends. The classes were engaging and broad enough to allow for exploration of interests before making a decision about a major. I was so proud of my choice to go to school at Gardner-Webb and I will be sad when my years as a Bulldog come to an end.
As a graphic design major, there were some classes that were offered only online. I thought that my professors did an excellent job of keeping our classes engaging and thought provoking. We often held Zoom calls to keep in touch as well as frequent discussion boards to keep us on course with the syllabus. Although I don't prefer online teaching, I thought my professors handled the online platforms well.
So far at Gardner Webb my experience has been amazing. I transferred from an community college to Gardner Webb so they were very responsive and quick. If you are having a hard time there are counselors and staff that will talk with you and pray for you.
So far I've had 3 online classes and as long as you do the work and let the teacher know of any question you will be fine and do great things.