#9 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

Gardner Webb University

Boiling Springs, North Carolina

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Student Population
Gardner Webb University overview
Location Boiling Springs, North Carolina
Online gardner-webb.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Religious Affiliation Southern Baptist
Gardner Webb University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

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 5,370 prospective students applied, and 4,186 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 471 enrolled in the school.  2,145 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,391 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $31,220 plus fees of $960. GWU is ranked 590 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



GWU is rated within the lower 45% 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 945/1160
ACT 18/25
GPA 3.74
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very 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$960
Room and Board $10,390
Budget for Other Expenses$2,400
Total One Year Cost$46,820

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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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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198561 IPEDS survey data for Gardner Webb University.

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