Gardner-Webb University campus

Overview

Applicants
3,277
Acceptance Rate
62%
Average HS GPA
3.47

GPA Breakdown

37%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 560
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
420 - 550
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 23

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Level of applicant's interest

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
36%
Graduate in 5 years
49%
Graduate in 6 years
49%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies

  • History

  • History, General

  • Leisure and Recreational Activities

  • Art
  • Music

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religion/Religious Studies, Other

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC, ROTC)

  • Army JROTC/ROTC

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Divinity/Ministry (BD, Mdiv.)
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Religious/Sacred Music

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Arnold Isaacs
Land Developer

Frank Shelton
Maryland Politician

Jim Maxwell
Professional Football Player (NFL)

Clayton King
Prominent Christian Evangelist

Carl Cartee
Christian Recording Artist

Tracy Harrelson
White House Military Unit

Ron Rash
Publisher/Writer

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
36%
Graduate in 5 years
49%
Graduate in 6 years
49%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,624

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,605

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,314

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,386

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$22,050
Required Fees
$390
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,880
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,640
Out of State
21%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
22

Demographics

65% female
35% male
21% are out of state
85% are full time
15% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
50%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
95%

Campus Environment
Rural

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
65
Number of Honor Societies
12

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
11

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Runnin' Bulldogs)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Runnin' Bulldogs)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: UNC-Charlotte

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
4

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Inc. - Education Program Discount Apple http://gardner-webb.edu/academics/academic-services/tech-services/pc-purchase.html

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kristen Poarch
Visit Coordinator

Address
P.O. Box 817
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Phone
800-253-6472

Email
admissions@gardner-webb.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Dover Campus Center
Suttle Wellness Center
Cafeteria
Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center
Kennel Snack Bar

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Broad River Coffee Shop
Starmax Theater and Bowling Alley
Broad River Greenway
Chic-Fil-A/ Wal-Mart
Prime Outlet Mall in Gaffney, SC
Gardner-Webb is approx. 12 miles from two large towns, 35 miles from two small cities, and 45-60 miles from Charlotte, NC, Asheville, NC, and Greenville, SC. Students divide their time between these cities and towns as well.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8:00-5:00
800-253-6472

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 8:00am - 5:00pm, M-F
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Dawg Days

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@gardner-webb.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
within academic year only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Greenville/Spartanburg Airport Charlotte-Douglas Airport Need to take taxi from either airport to campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
If you are coming from the East, take I-85 South to highway 74 West toward Shelby (Exit 10 B off of I-85). Continue on Hwy 74 aprox. 17.5 miles.Once on the west side of Shelby you will see a sign directing you to Gardner-Webb University. Turn Left on Old Boiling Springs Rd. ( you will pass Crest High School). Continue to stop sign and take a right onto Hwy 150, follow into Boiling Springs, NC. If you are coming from the North, take I-77 South to Charlotte. Then take I-85 South to Hwy 74 West to Shelby (Exit 10 B off of I-85). Continue on Hwy. 74 aprox. 17.5 miles. Once on the West side of Shelby you will see a sign directing you where to turn to come to Gardner-Webb University. You will turn left onto Old Boiling Springs Rd. Continue to stop sign and take a right on Hwy. 150, follow into Boiling Springs, NC. If you are coming from the West, take I-40 East to I-26 East to Hwy 74 East toward Rutherfordton (Exit 36). Merge on to US-74 and continue for arpox. 37 miles until you see a large white sign on the right directing you to Gardner-Webb University. Make a right on Old Boiling Springs RD. Continue to stop sign which dead ends at Hwy. 150 make a right turn and follow Hwy 150 into Boiling Springs, NC. If you are coming from the South, take I-85 North to Gaffney, SC. Take exit 92 off of I-85N. Turn left at the stop light at the end of the exit. Continue over I-85 bridge through one stop light at the top of the bridge go to the next stop light at the bottom of the bridge, at this light you will then take a right onto Wilcox Avenue (at Newark One Electronics Plant). Continue on Wilcox Ave. to a four way stop. Take a left onto Hwy. 150. (You will see a sign directing you to Boiling Springs, NC). Follow Hwy 150 into Boiling Springs ( aprox. 12 miles to the University).

Local Accommodations
Boiling Springs, NC AmericInn Lodge Hamrick-Goode House Shelby, NC Hampton Inn Econo Lodge Super 8 Holiday Inn Express Gaffney, SC Hampton Inn Sleep Inn