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Chances of getting into Gardner Webb University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Admission Difficulty for Gardner Webb University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into GWU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at GWU is 78%.  It ranks #39 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Gardner Webb University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 4,186 out of 5,370 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent (SAT 945/1160 ACT 18/25). Gardner Webb University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.74. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Gardner Webb University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 71% of students submitted SAT scores and 66% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

GWU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
945-1160
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for Gardner Webb University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 465
SAT Composite 25th 945
SAT Scores for Gardner Webb University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1160
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Gardner Webb University?

Gardner Webb University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 945 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. GWU ranks #19 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Gardner Webb University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >86%
1052 to 1160 Avg + 78%-86%
945 to 1052 Avg - 68%-78%
838 to 945 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 838 Low <55%
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GWU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
66%
ACT Scores for Gardner Webb University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Gardner Webb University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into GWU?

Admission data indicates that GWU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 66 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Gardner Webb University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Gardner Webb University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >87%
21 to 25 Avg + 78%-87%
18 to 21 Avg - 69%-78%
15 to 18 Reach 59%-69%
Less than 15 Low <59%
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GWU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.74
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Gardner Webb University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into GWU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Gardner Webb University was 3.74 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.74 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as GWU accepts 78% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

60% of Gardner Webb University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Gardner Webb University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 13%
Top 25% of class 34%
Top 50% of class 60%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Gardner Webb University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,149 2,221 5,370
Accepted 2,463 1,723 4,186
Acceptance Rate 78% 78% 78%
Enrolled 220 251 471
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 15% 11%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Gardner Webb University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Gardner Webb University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Gardner Webb University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Gardner Webb University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

FAQs

Does Gardner Webb University prefer SAT or ACT?

71% of students submit their SAT scores to GWU. 66% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Gardner Webb University?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to GWU. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Gardner Webb University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 945 and 1160. 71% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Gardner Webb University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 25. 66% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.