Tuition & Fees

$29,875

$29,875

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

34%

66%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,037
Declined + 1,829
Total Received 3,866
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Private (nonprofit)

2,636

undergraduate students

1,695

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Human Services
  3. Business Administration
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Codes

SAT 5242
ACT 3102

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
9%
500-599
29%
400-499
45%
300-399
14%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
37%
400-499
42%
300-399
10%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
25%
400-499
45%
300-399
19%
200-299
0
30-36
2%
24-29
25%
18-23
52%
12-17
21%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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School Facts

Gardner-Webb, founded in 1905, is a church-affiliated university of liberal and professional studies. Its 250-acre campus is located in Boiling Springs, in the Piedmont section of North Carolina.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 4,331
Established in 1905
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Baptist
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Boiling Springs, NC

250-acre campus in Boiling Springs (population: 4,607), 50 miles from Charlotte. Major airport and train serve Charlotte; bus serves Shelby (10 miles). School operates transportation to airport and bus station.

Gardner–Webb University
110 South Main Street
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
9%
500-599
29%
400-499
45%
300-399
14%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
37%
400-499
42%
300-399
10%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
25%
400-499
45%
300-399
19%
200-299
0
30-36
2%
24-29
25%
18-23
52%
12-17
21%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Recommended

Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,037
Declined + 1,829
Total Received 3,866

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

David Hawsey
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 253-6472
F: 704 406-4488
admissions@gardner-webb.edu

Cost

Tuition $29,420
Room $4,950
Board $4,530
Additional fees $455
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $40,355
Average Financial Aid - $23,594
Total with Avg. Aid $16,761

Financial Aid

76%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,594

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,946,554
State $3,344,244
Institutional $13,868,988
Other external $422,571
Total $20,582,357

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $3,014,546
Other external $10,750
Total $3,025,296

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big South Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Runnin' Bulldogs
School colors
red and black

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agency Counseling
American Sign Language
Art
Athletic Training
Biblical Studies
Biology
Business Administration
Business Administration/Health Care Management
Business Administration/Human Resources
Business Administration/International Business
Business Administration/Management
Chemistry
Christian Education
Communications
Computer Science
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Discipleship Studies
Divinity
Education Secondary Collaborative
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
English
English Education
English as a Second Language
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science
Executive Leadership Studies
Exercise Physiology
Family Practice Nursing
Finance
French
Global Studies
Health Care Management
Health Education
Health Management
History
Human Services
Intercultural Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural/Diversity Studies
International Business
International/Global Studies
Journalism
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Mental Health Counseling
Middle Grades Education
Middle School Education
Missiology
Mission Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Music
Music Business
Music Education
Music Performance
Nursing
Nursing Administration
Organizational Leadership
Pastoral Care/Counseling
Pastoral Studies
Philosophy/Theology
Physical Education
Physician Assistant
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Religious Studies
Sacred Music
School Administration
School Counseling
Social Sciences
Sociology
Spanish
Sport Pedagogy
Sports Management
Theatre Arts
Wealth/Trust Management
World Religions
Youth Discipleship Studies
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Undergraduate

61%

2,636
students

Female
66%
1,731

Male
34%
905

Graduate

39%

1,695
students

Female
71%
1,206

Male
29%
489

undergraduateFull-time

79%

2,099
students

Female
63%
1,309

Male
37%
790

undergraduatePart-time

21%

537
students

Female
79%
422

Male
21%
115

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
52%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

Transfer Admissions

53%

Transfer applicants accepted

49%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 13
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
Hungary
Norway
Russia
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants English lab

International Student Contact

Caley Forbes
Assistant Director of Admissions
704 406-4495
cforbes@gardner-webb.edu

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