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Gardner-Webb University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs at Georgia Tech

Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs at Georgia Tech

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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.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,868 (2,677 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 35% Male / 65% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $25,830
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,330
  • Other Expenses: $2,260
  • Total Cost: $37,620

Gardner-Webb University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 93%
    • Loans: 69%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,526
    • Loans: $7,298

Scholarships for Gardner-Webb (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Business Administration, Nursing, Social Sciences

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 67%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 32%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 45%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Gardner-Webb University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.gardner-webb.edu/information/who-we-are/mission-statement/index

"Gardner-Webb University, a private, Christian, Baptist-related university, provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate education that is strongly grounded in the liberal arts while offering opportunities to prepare for various professions. Fostering meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, and spiritual challenge within a diverse community of learning, Gardner-Webb is dedicated to higher education that integrates scholarship with Christian life. By embracing faith and intellectual freedom, balancing conviction with compassion, and inspiring a love of learning, service, and leadership, Gardner-Webb prepares its graduates to make significant contributions for God and humanity in an ever-changing global community."

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