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GWU Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

52.7%
Admission Difficulty for Gardner Webb University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into GWU? The school has a 53% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,563 out of 2,966 applicants were admitted making GWU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent. Gardner Webb University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1080-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for Gardner Webb University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Gardner Webb University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1270
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 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 985. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1175 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 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
1270 and Above Good >66%
1175 to 1270 Avg + 53%-66%
1080 to 1175 Avg - 40%-53%
985 to 1080 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 985 Low <28%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
62%
ACT Scores for Gardner Webb University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Gardner Webb University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 62 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
25 and Above Good >66%
22 to 25 Avg + 53%-66%
19 to 22 Avg - 40%-53%
16 to 19 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 16 Low <28%

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 53% 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 1,710 1,256 2,966
Accepted 933 630 1,563
Acceptance Rate 55% 50% 53%
Enrolled 232 149 381
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 24% 24%

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.