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GWU Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

51.9%
Admission Difficulty for Gardner Webb University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into GWU? The school has a 52% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,236 out of 4,310 applicants were admitted making GWU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Gardner Webb University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
940-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for Gardner Webb University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Gardner Webb University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1180
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 requires applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Gardner Webb University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >65%
1060 to 1180 Avg + 52%-65%
940 to 1060 Avg - 39%-52%
820 to 940 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 820 Low <27%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
65%
ACT Scores for Gardner Webb University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Gardner Webb University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
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 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 65 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Gardner Webb University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Gardner Webb University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >65%
21 to 24 Avg + 52%-65%
18 to 21 Avg - 39%-52%
15 to 18 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 15 Low <27%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.72
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Gardner Webb University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Gardner Webb University was 3.72 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as GWU accepts 52% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Gardner Webb University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 52% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 8% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 13% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Gardner Webb University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,495 1,815 4,310
Accepted 1,339 897 2,236
Acceptance Rate 54% 49% 52%
Enrolled 257 187 444
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 21% 20%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Gardner Webb University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Gardner Webb University Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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.