Undergraduate Admissions

Why gardner-Webb

Gardner-Webb has consistently been ranked as a top 100 university for strengths like the quality of its core academic curriculum, its global emphasis on student missions, and its institutional commitment to large-scale service in the community.

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How to apply

With more than 60 undergraduate and graduate fields of study, more than 50 clubs and organizations, and with students from 37 states and 21 foreign countries, the Gardner-Webb experience is rich and diverse, like the people who make up our close-knit community.


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costs & Financial Aid

A generous financial aid budget and inclusive aid policies make graduating from Gardner-Webb an attainable goal for talented, hardworking students from a wide range of backgrounds. Financial aid is given to 96% of our students.


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The Foothills Commitment

Gardner-Webb Introduces The Foothills Commitment. This this funding commitment for residents of Cleveland, Gaston and Rutherford counties is our commitment to new freshmen students set to enroll in a full-time residential undergraduate program at GWU. It’s a guaranteed $15,600 or more in institutional gift aid.

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Bulldog Bound

To make transferring to a four-year university from a two-year college an even more seamless transition, Gardner-Webb University recently signed co-admissions agreements with three community colleges in the region. These partnerships make GWU more accessible and welcoming for students of all backgrounds. Known as the “Bulldog Bound” program, the agreements were signed between GWU and Blue Ridge Community College, with campuses in Hendersonville, Brevard and Flat Rock, N.C.; Greenville Technical College (GTC) in Greenville, S.C.; and Gaston College in Dallas, N.C. Signed agreements will allow currently-enrolled Gaston College, Blue Ridge Community College and Greenville Technical College, students to participate in the seamless direct-entry pathway to Gardner-Webb upon graduation. Students who wish to participate in the Program must satisfy the GWU admission and transfer degree requirements.

To learn more about Transfer Student Admission Requirements and how to apply to Gardner-Webb University, click here

Church-Matching Scholarship

Gardner-Webb University has announced a substantial expansion of its Church-Matching and Minister’s Dependent scholarship programs. Matching scholarships will now be offered to students, who receive a scholarship from any Christian church. “Moving forward, Gardner-Webb is going to be much more intentional about strengthening its ties to churches, both near and far,” offered GWU President Dr. William M. Downs. “Those churches have historically been productive pipelines for new students coming to GWU, and we are delighted to offer significantly increased scholarship incentives to help prospective students choose to study with us.”

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Gardner-Webb University offers over 70 major and minor programs of study. You have the benefit of small and individualized classes taught by some of the finest professors.