Gardner-Webb University

648 reviews
  1. Boiling Springs, NC
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    D
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B+
Gardner-Webb University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
Main St
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Gardner-Webb University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
895-1130
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$22,988/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,912/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,259/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,912/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,774/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,487/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,123Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    73%
  • Honest
    27%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
77%
of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Great
    47%
  • Small
    33%
  • Small, but lively
    20%

After Gardner-Webb University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

Reviews

648 reviews
  • Excellent
    142
  • Very Good
    211
  • Average
    208
  • Poor
    44
  • Terrible
    43
Gardner webb is really the best school all around!
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
Gardner-Webb is a great school for music, especially "new music." The faculty and staff are more than willing to help students with any problem they may have. As a composition major, I've never had any issues getting people to perform my music. If you're willing to work for it, the school will provide you limitless opportunities for success. The biggest draw back is financial planning. We have a poor retention rate, and financial planning is the biggest catalyst for this. While most other departments are willing to help you out, they are not willing to help monetarily. It's a great place, but it's hard to continue there if your family isn't wealthy.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago
They are so helpful and understanding. They help you with any questions that I have.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago