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Gardner-Webb University

Boiling Springs, North Carolina

Fostering Baptist values and a liberal arts tradition, Gardner-Webb University is dedicated to building students as strong, faithful scholars who cherish diversity and teamwork. Its students enjoy close attention from faculty as well as a wealth of resources that prepare them to be successful in the professional world.

Student Profile

Fall 2016 Enrollment
2,362 undergraduate students
81% of undergrad students are full time
39% male — 61% female
23.7% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2016-2017 Academic Year
167 full-time faculty
196 part-time faculty
13 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

Fall 2016
85% of first year students live on campus
83% of all students live on campus

High-Impact Practices

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First-Year Seminars and Experiences X
Common Intellectual Experiences X
Learning Communities X
Writing-Intensive Courses X
Collaborative Assignments and Projects X
Undergraduate Research X
Diversity/Global Learning X
Service Learning, Community-Based Learning X
Internships/Coops/Practicums X
Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience X

RETENTION FALL 2016

66.38% of students began in Fall 2015 and returned in Fall 2016 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 Year Graduation Rate 2016

70.12% of students graduated in 6 years

ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2016

Nonresident aliens 1%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Black or African American 15%
White 66%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 13%

ACTIVITIES OFFERED

Campus Ministries X
Choral groups X
Concert band X
Dance X
Drama/theater X
International Student Organization X
Jazz band X
Literary magazine  
Marching band X
Model UN  
Music ensembles X
Musical theater X
Opera  
Pep band X
Radio station X
Student government X
Student newspaper X
Student-run film society  
Symphony orchestra X
Television station  
Yearbook X

COMMON CORE

Arts/fine arts X
Computer literacy  
English (including composition) X
Foreign languages X
History X
Humanities X
Mathematics X
Philosophy  
Sciences (biological or physical) X
Social science  

CLASS SIZE BREAKDOWN

Size 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 246 271 174 31 0 0 0 722

CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Coed dorms  
Men’s dorms X
Women’s dorms X
Apartments for married students  
Apartments for single students X
Special housing for disabled students X
Special housing for international students  
Fraternity/sorority housing  
Cooperative housing  
Theme housing  
Wellness housing  
Other housing options  

ADMISSIONS

ADMISSIONS FALL 2016

4,846 Total Applicants
1,294 Total Admissions
562 Total Freshmen Enrollment

Selectivity
26.70% of applicants admitted

Admissions Deadlines for 2017-18 Admission

Rolling admission? Yes

Admissions Factors

Very Important
Academic GPA
Standardized test scores

Considered
Class rank
Talent/ability

Freshmen Profile Fall 2016

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 430 550
SAT Math 440 560
SAT Writing    
SAT Essay    
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT Math    
ACT English    
ACT Writing    

TUITION AND COSTS

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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2017-2018

Expenses  
Tuition $30,310
Fees $430
Total $30,740
   
Room and Board (on campus) $10,080
Estimated Total On Campus $40,820

FINANCIAL AID

Average Financial Aid Packages 2016-2017 Estimated

$24,926 First year students
$7,571 All undergrads

Financial Aid Breakdown 2016-2017 Estimated

75% on average, the percentage of need that was met
20% of financial need students that had need fully met

$7,571 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$4,367 Average need-based loan

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