PO Box 997 Boiling Springs, NC 28017 704-406-4498
http://www.gardner-webb.edu admissions@gardner-webb.edu
About Gardner-Webb University
  • Year of Foundation 1905
  • Size of Campus 250 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Baptist
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,574
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 65%, 35%, 21%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $22,050
  • Room and Board $7,195
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $40
  • Enrollment No. 2,640
Gardner-Webb University has experienced remarkable growth, perseverance, and maturity. The institution began as a boarding high school and later became a junior college. Today Gardner-Webb is a thriving regional university with growing master's and doctoral programs. From a movement initiated by the Kings Mountain Baptist Association in 1903, and later joined by the Sandy Run Baptist Association, the Boiling Springs High School was chartered on December 2, 1905, as an institution "where the young...could have the best possible educational advantages under distinctive Christian influence." This close relationship of the institution to the area churches continues today. In response to the changing educational needs of the area, the institution was transformed into the Boiling Springs Junior College in 1928. The Great Depression created many problems for the College, but its survival was secured by the sacrifices of many loyal supporters. In 1942, Governor O. Max Gardner began devoting his energy, time and wealth to strengthening and guiding the College. So important was his influence that the name of the institution was changed to Gardner-Webb College in honor of the governor, his wife Fay Webb Gardner, and their families. The decades following World War II were years of physical growth and academic development. New buildings went up as enrollments increased. A major step in the institutionss development was its full accreditation as a senior college in 1971. In 1980 the institution began offering a Master of Arts degree in education.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi, Beta Beta Beta (biology), Pi Delta Phi (French), Psi Chi (psychology), Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish), Sigma Tau Delta (English), Theta Alpha Kappa (Religious Studies and Philosophy), nurses honor society
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Ministries United, FOCUS, Gospel Choir, Missions Possible, School of Divinity Student Association (SDSA)
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) ESA, International Student Club, Gospel Choir
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 0
  • Setting Rural
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus theatre performances, distinguished artist series (musical performances), concerts, religious activities, athletics events
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
Transportation
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Charlotte, NC (50), Greenville, SC (60)
  • Distance to nearest train Charlotte, NC (50)
  • Distance to nearest bus Shelby, NC (7)
Student Housing
  • Number of students using college housing 42%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (43%), men's dorms (28%), apartment for single students (29%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 17
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 71%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 47%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 29%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
Campus Services
  • Museums N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 120
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Computer Courses No
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 2,960
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 10,031
  • Number Of Subscriptions 11,143
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 742
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Library Facilities satellite campus library ("Gardner-Webb University at Statesville)
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Microforms 644,767
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 37
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Number Of Books in Library 230,531
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 25
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
Student Employment and Career
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,114
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs U.S. Federal Government, Miliken Corp., Wells Fargo, BB&T, Beneficial America, TIAA-CREF
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 7%
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural