Gardner-Webb University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: North Carolina


Located in the small town of Boiling Springs, North Carolina, Gardner-Webb University is a private Christian liberal arts university with ties to the Baptist church. Charlotte is about an hour away and the Blue Ridge Mountains are nearby. The school places high value on Christian principles. Gardner-Web has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 25. Students can choose from about 40 Bachelor degree programs; business and social sciences are most popular. On the athletic front, the Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division I Big South Conference. The school fields 21 varsity sports.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Business Administration, Nursing, Social Sciences

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 4070
Total Grad Students: 1268
Undergraduate Students: 2802
Faculty: 141

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 29:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 20:1

Percent Male: 35%
Percent Female: 65%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 33%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 45%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

110 South Main St
Boiling Springs North Carolina 28017


Main Email:

Main Phone: 800-253-6472

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Miranda Hodge
Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Angie Sundell
Senior Associate Director of Admissions, Undergraduate Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Chuck Burch
Athletic Director, Athletics

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Credits are only transferred for courses in which the student has earned a C or better.

Credits (Min/Max):
Students transferring from accredited 4-year colleges may transfer up to 96 semester hours. For a bachelor's degree the final 32 semester hours for graduation must be taken at GWU. Associate's degree candidates must take their final 24 hours at GWU.

Test Scores for Applying:
18 ACT and/or 870 SAT (Critical Reading and Math). Entrance test scores are not required of applicants who have completed 15 semester hours of college credits with at least a 2.0 GPA

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:
$40 non-refundable application fee, or apply on-line for free

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 18 24
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 450 580
Math 430 545
Writing 405 540

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 700

Transfers Accepted: 400

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 57%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 59%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -2%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1250

Other Expenses: 800

Room and Board: 7570

Tuition and Fees: 23510

Total Cost: 33130

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Offer transfer merit scholarships ranging $4000 - $9000

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6866

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 95%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 66%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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