Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneD+
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeC+
Gardner-Webb University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
NCAA Division I-AA
Big South Conference
High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Community Psychology112Graduates
- Business Administration and Management68Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration60Graduates
- Computer Science18Graduates
- Religious Studies18Graduates
- Exercise Physiology16Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.69 responses
After Gardner-Webb University
- Very Good211
I love being an English Major at Gardner-Webb! English majors are required to have both American and British Lit as well as other literature courses including Shakesspeare and Young Adult Lit. If you are an English Education major (which I am), a lot of the courses taken apply to the classroom setting like Structure of the English Language, which focuses on grammar. The workload consists of mostly reading and discussion online and can be overwhelming sometimes, but in general fosters lots of critical thinking and different perspectives. Some of the last classes required for English majors are workshops which can be used as internships; it depends on what your focus is concerning internships (creative writing, preprofessional writing, education, etc) but the classes are all awesome and the professors are equally so.
- College Junior
- Sep 10 2013
I live in what GWU designates a suite; it is a 3 or 4 bedroom (2 people per room) apartment with 2 full bathrooms, a full-sized fridge, a microwave, a sink, and a living room. The suite buildings are fairly new, thus they are in excellant condition. Living in a suite is about $300 more than living in a dorm. I have no experience with the dorms on campus because I have never lived in one, but I do know that the rooms have two closets, beds, desks, and are shared between two people. The bathrooms on each floor of the residence halls, from what I have heard, are in very good condition. The laundry rooms in the dorm and suite suite buildings are all in good working condition. To live in what GWU designates as an apartment costs about $1300 more than a dorm (about $1000 more than a suite), but the amenities in each apartment are much nicer. Each of the 3 or 4 rooms has one full-bed (as apposed to the XL-Twin beds every else on campus) because the rooms only house 1 person each. Each apartment is equipped with a laundry room, bathrooms with bathtubs, and a full kitchen (stove and oven included). The social life in all three types of living facilities is very good! I regularly have an additional 5-8 people in my suite and I frequent other suites and one of the residence halls to hang out with friends.
- College Freshman
- Dec 30 2012
Not Enough and Expensive – I think the parking situation is AWFUL! They do not have anywhere near enough parking. Now I understand that the faculty and Staff have seniority in getting the parking spots near the classroom and administration buildings and such. Pretty much there is no option of driving to class because all the parking spots up there are for faculty, but that is fine with me, though kind of a pain if its raining. The problem I have is that there is not enough parking at my dorm, really there is only enough parking near my dorm for about half the girls that live there, which means when all those are full you have to park way out in no man's land and walk a long ways back to your dorm. One reason this is such a problem is because they charge you $100 a semester for parking, and then do not have anywhere near enough. Where's all that parking money going too, if it's not going to making more parking availability?
- College Junior
- Sep 6 2012