Gardner-Webb University is a liberal arts, Christian college nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. At Gardner-Webb, we seek a higher ground in higher education – one that embraces faith and intellectual freedom, balances conviction with compassion, and inspires in students a love of learning, service and leadership. In fact, 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. 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.



Christian Heritage

Acknowledging One God - Creator and Sustainer of life, and Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; committing to self-giving service displayed in Christ-like moral action that respects the dignity and value of every person.


Academic Excellence

Encouraging visible enthusiasm for knowledge, intellectual challenge, continuous learning, and scholarly endeavors; inviting pursuit of educational opportunities within and beyond the classroom for the joy of discovery; and inspiring accomplishment within one's field of study. 

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