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Gardner-Webb University is a private institution that was founded in 1905. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,677, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 240 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Gardner-Webb University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 41. Its tuition and fees are $25,830 (2013-14).
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Gardner-Webb, which has consistently been rated as a "character-building college," focuses on personal attention between students and faculty (low student-to-faculty ratio), a safe environment in small-town atmosphere, a strong commitment to its Christian heritage, and a mission to develop to the whole student-academically, spiritually, socially, and physically. Although it is a relatively small institution, Gardner-Webb offers many of the amenities of a larger college, including modern computer and student housing facilities as well as NCAA Division I athletics.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Gardner-Webb University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Gardner-Webb University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 54.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||54.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Gardner-Webb University is 13:1, and the school has 69.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Gardner-Webb University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||37%|
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Gardner-Webb University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,677, with a gender distribution of 35.3 percent male students and 64.7 percent female students. At this school, 47 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 53 percent of students live off campus. Gardner-Webb University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Gardner-Webb University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health insurance. Gardner-Webb University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Gardner-Webb University, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Gardner-Webb University.
|Students who have cars on campus||85%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Gardner-Webb University, 56.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,091.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$25,830 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,330 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data