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About Gardner-Webb University

Igniting calling, deepening faith.

A greater purpose for the greater good.

At Gardner-Webb University, we’re called to help you find your God-given talents and use them to impact the world around us. Our campus community in beautiful Boiling Springs, NC serves more than 3,500 students in top-ranked undergraduate, graduate, online, and degree completion programs. Our 13:1 faculty-student ratio means you are immediately a part of the community. There are no 200 student lecture halls at Gardner-Webb.

Our History

Our past to our future

From our humble beginnings as Boiling Springs High School in 1905, our transition to higher education as Gardner-Webb College in 1942, and our evolution in 1993 as Gardner-Webb University, we’ve come a long way. We’re proud of the people and events that have helped us become a thriving regional university. 

Mission and Vision

Who we are and why we care

The mission of Gardner-Webb University is to prepare graduates for leadership and service in their professional careers and in their personal lives. Rigorous and innovative degree programs, combined with distinctive hands-on learning opportunities, shape students into thinkers, doers, and world-changers.  Forged within an supportive and diverse Christian community, our students emerge ready to impact their chosen professions, equipped with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspired to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others.

The Gardner-Webb Experience

We put our students first, and dedicate our resources to ensuring value, both in time spent in your degree and outside the classroom. See how you’ll grow your friendships, knowledge, and faith as a Runnin’ Bulldog.

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Professional Schools

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Academic Departments

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Undergraduate and Graduate Majors