Gardner-Webb University

Boiling Springs, NC
Christian college

Questions and Answers

Karmen L.
3 months ago
Is Gardner-Webb University going to be test optional?
Gardner-Webb University
Gardner-Webb is test-optional. Though we encourage you to submit test scores, not submitting them will not negatively affect your admission or scholarship opportunities.
amaya c.
3 months ago
How do we apply for housing and are there options for picking roommates at Gardner-Webb University?
Gardner-Webb University
The housing selection process will be made available to you after your acceptance and your submission of an enrollment deposit. You have the ability to select your specific room, residence hall, and roommate. If you do not have a roommate, an online profile will be created to match you with another student who is similar.
Makella K.
5 months ago
Where can I find information about Gardner-Webb University's dance club?
Gardner-Webb University
To explore all of our campus clubs, and to search for our Heart of Fire Dance Ministry, you can visit
Makella K.
5 months ago
Is the music program at Gardner-Webb University hands on?
Gardner-Webb University
As a GWU Music graduate myself ('20), the music programs are incredibly hands-on and intentional. Shoot me an email if you have additional questions!
Keagen H.
6 months ago
Does Gardner-Webb University offer a major for students interested in photography?
Gardner-Webb University
We offer a Communication Studies major which touches on photography. Additionally, we have a student photography team who capture photos for the University's activities including sporting events, concerts, and more!
Keagen H.
6 months ago
What type of assistance does Gardner-Webb University offer to help students secure internships and/or first jobs?
Gardner-Webb University
For every student to graduate with a Bachelor's from GWU, they are required to have a Professional Readiness Experience (PRE). This includes internships, student teaching, clinicals, etc. Students obtain these opportunities through the assistance of the Career Center and through their professors' professional connections.


At Gardner-Webb, you will find a vibrant community where you develop your faith, discover your unique strengths and prepare your mind for the unexpected challenges and opportunities tomorrow holds. Located between Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville, our campus is truly a perfect place to prepare for a life of meaning. With 70+ areas of study, top-tier faculty, and academic programs with a strong emphasis on service-learning, you will leave campus with more than just a bachelor’s degree. You will have discovered the rewards of service, engaged your mind, and strengthened your faith.

Academic details

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Somewhat Selective (48% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Diversity statistics

61% White
22% Black
3% Hispanic
1% Asian
1% Multiracial
1% Native
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Common Careers

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Plant Controller86k
Corporate Controller85k
Accounting Manager73k
Senior Accountant70k
Human Resources (HR) Manager64k
Staff Accountant45k
Based on 1,932 student responses
41.9kAvg. Early Career Pay
69kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
62%in High-Meaning careers
5%in STEM careers

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
Average grant for incoming freshmen
Average Pell Grant
Average Federal Loans

Average Institutional Grant
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$31,850 / year
While we do our best to show up-to-date information, due to COVID-19 and other factors out of our control, it is possible that the data we are showing about test requirements, application deadlines, and more, are inaccurate. Please verify with the college itself via their website to ensure you are aware of all requirements and deadlines.