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Gardner-Webb University

Boiling Springs, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate14%
Acceptance Rate14%

About Gardner Webb University

Gardner-Webb University Overview

Gardner-Webb University is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. Gardner Webb University was founded in 1905 and enrolls around 3,550 students per year year, including 2,343 undergrads. Gardner Webb University provides housing for up to 1,376 students. The majority of students live on campus. On the weekends, about 50% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Gardner Webb University!

Are you interested in music or performing? At Gardner Webb University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Gardner Webb University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Gardner Webb University, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Gardner Webb University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Gardner Webb University on the Student Life page.

2022 Gardner Webb University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 14%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 66%
Tuition $31,220
Percent of Need Met 72%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $27,202

Is Gardner Webb University a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better sense of what Gardner Webb University offers and if it seems like a good choice for you.

Gardner Webb University Acceptance Rate 2022

Gardner Webb University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 14% of applicants get into Gardner Webb University each year. Last year, 3,218 students applied to Gardner Webb University and 446 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Gardner Webb University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 66% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Gardner Webb Universitycome back their sophomore year. Around 44% of students who started at Gardner Webb University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Gardner Webb University Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Gardner Webb University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Gardner Webb University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Gardner-Webb University's endowment was $51.1 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Gardner Webb University spends about $5,707 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Gardner Webb University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Gardner Webb University meets 72% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Gardner Webb University full-time are awarded $27,202 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $30,331 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Gardner Webb University.

Based on this information, is Gardner Webb University the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Gardner Webb University a good school for you?

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Where is Gardner-Webb University Located?

Gardner Webb University is located in the small town setting of Boiling Springs, North Carolina, in the suburbs of Charlotte.

If you are interested in seeing Gardner Webb University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 85 to Boiling Springs, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Charlotte Douglas International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Gardner Webb University and Boiling Springs are like without leaving home.

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College Info

110 S. Main Street Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Campus Setting: Small Town

Gardner Webb University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Gardner Webb University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Gardner Webb University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Gardner Webb University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

18 to 24

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Gardner Webb University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Gardner Webb University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Gardner Webb University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Gardner Webb University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$43,850

In State

$43,850

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$31,220
$31,220
Fees
$590
$590
Housing
$10,540
$10,540
Books
$1,500
$1,500

Student Life

Wondering what life at Gardner Webb University is like? There are approximately 3,550 students enrolled at Gardner Webb University, including 2,343 undergraduate students and 1,207 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from NC and 3% percent of students are from other states.

82%

Full Time

18%

Part Time

97%

In State

3%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,550

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

14%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$31,810

Out-of-State

$31,810

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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