Gardner-Webb University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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Gardner-Webb University Admissions Overview:

At Gardner-Webb, successful applicants will have grades and test scores above average, as well as a strong application and resume. As part of the application process, applicants will need to submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, along with high school transcripts and an online application form. There is no personal statement or writing sample requirement.

For more information, and to check application deadlines, be sure to visit the school's admissions webpages.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Gardner-Webb University Description:

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. Popular sports include football, basketball, track and field, swimming, and soccer.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,915 (2,362 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female
  • 81% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,810
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,780
  • Other Expenses: $2,260
  • Total Cost: $43,150

Gardner-Webb University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,396
    • Loans: $6,989

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 67%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 34%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Golf, Football, Swimming, Baseball, Track and Field, Tennis, Wrestling, Soccer, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Swimming, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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