48%

Acceptance Rate

$24,552

Avg.Financial Aid

002929

FAFSA Code

About Gardner-Webb University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

3,598

Website

www.gardner-webb.edu

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SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Southern Baptist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Gardner-Webb University (GWU) is a private university which offers 4-year higher education, it opened its doors on December 2nd, 1905 as a school and in 1928 it transformed into Boiling Springs Junior College and later the college faced many problems but because of its loyal supports the college stands tall and in 1971 the college turned into senior college and after a few years the college received its university status and that's the same year it changed its name to Gardner-Webb University in remembrance of its late family which devoted their whole existence in development of this university.

The University main mission is to cultivate intellectual thinking, spiritual behavior, critical analysis, diverse nature and promote their core values which include Christian heritage, Baptist Heritage, Academic Excellence, Team Work, and Community Engagement.

  • The institute has a student-faculty ratio of 13:1 and it holds 3,915 student strength in both full-time and part-time.

  • The university has a graduation rate of 45%.

A private, Southern Baptist university, Gardner-Webb University is situated in Boiling Springs, NC. The total enrolment stands at 3,818 students at Gardner-Webb University. Around 2,215 and 1603 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. The school has an academic staff of 293 who teach various courses to the students. Interestingly, Gardner-Webb University has an ethnically diverse student population. At GWU around 64% are white, 16% are Black or African American, and 12% belong to an unknown race or ethnicity. And, at the university, around 73% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 65% of the students are females and 35% are males. Some of the notable alumni which the school has produced in its several years of existence are Johnny Hunt (Author, Pastor), Artis Gilmore (Basketball player), Gabe Wilkins (American football player), and Jim Maxwell (American football player). The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. It also encourages its students to participate in athletics, as it helps in building character. A total of 207 programs, including both residential and online, are currently offered by GWU. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada), CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education), and CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs).

Location & Contact

Address

Main St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 7044062361
Fax:
Request Info

Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

48%

SAT Range

970 - 1180

ACT Range

18 - 24

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The university takes in few each year. Moreover, admission to GWU is easy. A non-refundable fee, along with the application form, is required to be deposited by the students, in order to complete the process. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 970-1180, it would improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 19 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Gardner-Webb University is 21. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at Main St, Boiling Springs, North Carolina 28017-0997. To gather more information, they can call them at (704) 406-2361.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$19,197

Average Annual Cost

$31,610

Books And Supplies

$1,800

Other Fees

$390

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,360

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,260

Total One Year Cost

$46,420

Before applying to GWU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $44,720 per year. The average annual tuition cost ($32,240), books and supplies ($1,850), room and boarding ($10,360), and budget for other expenses ($2,550) are all included in this cost. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

11:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

76%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

47%

Male Professors

53%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

142 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

61 Graduates

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Ps...

59 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

39 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

36 Graduates

Psychology, General

33 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

25 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

21 Graduates

Computer Science

20 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

19 Graduates

Biology, General

18 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

15 Graduates

Sociology

15 Graduates

Physiology, Pathology and Related S...

14 Graduates

American Sign Language

13 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

12 Graduates

Marketing

12 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

12 Graduates

International Business

8 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

7 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

6 Graduates

Mathematics

6 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

4 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

4 Graduates

Chemistry

3 Graduates

History

3 Graduates

Political Science and Government

3 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

2 Graduates

International/Global Studies

2 Graduates

Music

2 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

1 Graduates

Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

1 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

1 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

1 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,036

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

41%

Full-time

81%

Part-time

19%

Students Gender

Male

36%

US National: 44%

Female

64%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

65% White

13% Unknown

14% Black

4% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

33%

Out Of State

64%

In State

3%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$54,758 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 93% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

93%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$5,230/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,130/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,130/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Runnin' Bulldogs

School Colors

red and black

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Big South Conference

Total Male Athletes

364

Total Female Athletes

210

Intramural Sports

8

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Wrestling

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by GWU. At GWU, $10,360 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The students at Gardner-Webb University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $5,130 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At GWU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 35% male and 65% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$33,200/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$38,700/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$18,500

$28,533

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$192 - 296

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$24,552

Students Receiving Federal Grants

41%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,896

Students Receiving State Aid

44%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,039

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$20,392

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$25,701

$30K - $48K

$27,721

$48K - $75K

$23,793

$75K - $110K

$20,927

> $110K

$19,533

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$3,565,906

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$3,961,952

The financial aid department of Gardner-Webb University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $4,633, whereas the financial aid is $19,748. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $4,989, while the institutional aid is $19,748. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at GWU based on students' financial needs add up to $3,565,906 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $3,961,952.

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