Gardner-Webb University

Boiling Springs, NC, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
53%
Acceptance Rate
2,966
Students Applied
56%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
620
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$40
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
68%
Out-Of-State Students
3%
US States Represented
42
Countries Represented
9
62%
Submitting ACT
65%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1102
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
500
75th
590
Reading
25th
500
75th
610
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
56%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
13
Top 25%
34
Top 50%
60

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@gardner-webb.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-253-6472
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.05 Average Rating
Stay on top of deadlines and do extra researching during the summer on colleges. Check Gardner-Webb out it is a great university in North Carolina.
Zaneta from Charlotte, NC
Take a tour. I toured at Dawg Days and it is so much fun. You take a campus tour and attend a financial aid session, go to a falculty fair, and eat lunch in the student center, and if you go in the fall you get to watch a football game for free. The second I stepped on campus I knew it was the place for me.
Scholarships are so important. GWU is expensive and they do offer some great scholarships, so make sure you pay attention to deadlines.
Take advantage of Overnight at the Pound visits. They give you the opportunity to stay the night in a dorm, sit in on classes, and see what it's like to actually be a student.
Courtney
I recommend for prospective students that they spend a night or weekend on campus and check out what it has to offer. GWU is great about making the arrangements, you stay in one of the dorms and have a GWU student to hang out with for the weekend. A great way to get the feel of college life, the GWU students and the campus.
JB
Don't come here and plan to party! Dry campus and county, the campus police and RA's are very strict about alcohol and tobacco.
Philip from Plymouth, MA
My tips for any student would be when you are starting out at any college, not just GWU, make sure that you get to know your professors at the start of the semester. Send them emails, go in and talk to them. Don't wait till you fail a test to start getting to know the professor. You have to show the professor that you really do care about your education and that you want the best out of the teaching from the professor. Also, if you take any online classes, make sure that you spend all your time studying, don't slack off on your studying, online classes could be hard if students don't study, but for the ones that put their best effort into their classwork, it will pay off!
Natalie from Shelby, NC
When you start school, have your mind on your studies first, and the other things second. Your studies are the most important thing in college.
Casey from Kings Mountain, NC
My first tip would be to visit the campus. I believe that is the only way you can truly grasp everything that Gardner-Webb has to offer. For me, the visit was my deciding factor. The first time I stepped on the campus I knew that I would spend my next four years there. My second tip would be to look into scholarships and financial aid programs. As I mentioned earlier, the only downside to Gardner-Webb is the price. It is worth the expense though, so if you can figure out a way to pay for it then it makes your decision much easier.
Karis from Monroe, NC
Make sure you ask all of the questions you need to know before starting the program of our choice.
gardner-webb student
Definitely visit the campus and visit Gardner-Webb's website. On there you can find a virtual tour that takes you all over the campus. You need to see what kind of college's you like. This one is focused on Christians so you need to see if you like that or not.
Destiny from Monroe, NC
Taking a tour of the campus would be a great start to getting a feel for the community. You will find many people greet you and make you feel welcome.