#8 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

Gardner Webb University

Boiling Springs, North Carolina

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Student Population
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Location Boiling Springs, North Carolina
Online gardner-webb.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Religious Affiliation Southern Baptist
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, Gardner Webb University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Southern Baptist faith. In the most recent statistical year 4,834 prospective students applied, and 3,225 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 402 enrolled in the school.  1,854 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,744 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $31,610 plus fees of $630. GWU is ranked 609 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



GWU is rated within the lower 48% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 970/1180
ACT 19/24
GPA 3.72
Applications Accepted
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Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Gardner Webb University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,850
Other Fees$630
Room and Board $10,360
Budget for Other Expenses$2,400
Total One Year Cost$46,850

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$40,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
55% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Gardner Webb University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 30%
Social Sciences 23%
Health Professions 18%
Education 5%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 4%

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