why gwu

It's our purpose to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education.  It's our comprehensive academic program, which features one of the nation's highest rated core curriculums for quality and breadth, and over 55 major and minor programs of specialized study.  It's our graduates, a Runnin' Bulldog nation known for integrity, professional tenacity and innovative leadership.  It's our brand of "Christian college" conviction, characterized not by coercion but by an enduring commitment to faith, intellectual freedom and social responsibility.  It's our growing national reputation as a top 100 university for strengths like global student missions, innovative service-learning, and our institutional commitment to tangible service in the community.  Most of all, it's our people-a diverse, close-knit community of committed staff, compassionate teachers, and students as caring as they are charismatic.  Sound like your idea of an excellent college education?  Embrace the experience today!

gwu profile

Student Life
The Gardner-Webb campus is friendly and busy. A student can't walk across the Quad without someone (usually a bunch of people) saying "hi."

Student-athletes appreciate GWU's 21 varsity sports, as well as more than 20 intramurals.
Gardner-Webb has great things in mind for all of its students. Each student's beliefs are exponentially strengthened by getting to know the world around them.


Faculty members at Gardner-Webb are seasoned academics and consummate professionals. Many have taught at GWU for more than 20 years.

Professors hail from such places as Duke and Columbia, and they love the small class sizes here at GWU (the student–faculty ratio is about 13 to 1).


Average GPA: 3.72
Average SAT Score: 1015
Average ACT Score: 22
Essay: Not required
Interview: Not required
Application deadline:
Rolling Admissions
Application fee: $40 (Online– no fee)

Contact Information
Mailing address:

P.O. Box 817
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Street address:

110 South Main Street
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
704-406-4488 (fax)

Location Information
Gardner-Webb University is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the small town of Boiling Springs, N.C. Nearby Shelby is noted for its support of the arts and as the home of state and national leaders. Fifty miles east of Gardner-Webb is the thriving city of Charlotte, the largest city in the Carolinas.