Igniting passion. Enlivening spirits.
College is a defining moment for many young adults. The relationships you build, knowledge you acquire, and lessons you forge in this time will shape your life, mold your character and launch you on a trajectory toward meaning and fulfillment that can last the rest of your life. At Gardner-Webb University, we consider it our privilege to be the place these powerful experiences occur every single day.
Gardner-Webb is known for strengths like the quality of our core academic curriculum, our global emphasis on student missions, and our institutional commitment to large-scale service in our communities.
College-bound students, who are ready to join the Runnin’ Bulldog family at Gardner-Webb University, now have the Early Admission Advantage option for Fall 2024. Students who meet all the qualifications and deadlines for the fall will have early access to their Gardner-Webb financial aid award package.
Students admitted as part of the new early action program will receive additional scholarship opportunities, priority housing, and free parking for the 2023-24 academic year.
With more than 80 undergraduate and graduate fields of study available today on our campus, and more than 50 clubs and student organizations, we can offer any student a robust and meaningful collegiate experience. Just ask any of our students representing 44 states and 45 countries. Gardner-Webb is a place for rich and diverse relationships in a close-knit community. Gardner-Webb is a place to discover your passions and ignite your future.
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Approximately 96% of our students receive financial aid. Thanks to a generous financial aid budget and inclusive aid policies, graduating from Gardner-Webb is an attainable goal for talented, hardworking students from a wide range of backgrounds.
As we look to positively impact the residents of our own communities, Gardner-Webb has created The Foothills Commitment. In Cleveland, Gaston, and Rutherford Counties, new freshman students set to enroll in a full-time residential undergraduate program at GWU will receive a guaranteed institutional aid gift of $15,600, which is a minimum of 50% of tuition.
Gardner-Webb University desires to be accessible and welcoming to students of all backgrounds. To make transferring from a two-year college into a four-year university even more seamless, we recently signed co-admissions agreements with three community colleges in the region. Known as the “Bulldog Bound” program, the agreements allow currently-enrolled Gaston College, Blue Ridge Community College and Greenville Technical College students to participate in the 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.
Any Gardner-Webb student who receives a scholarship from a Christian church can now obtain a matching scholarship from GWU. This program represents a substantial expansion of our Church-Matching and Minister’s Dependent scholarship programs.
With 70+ major and minor programs of study, you can focus on what’s most meaningful in your life, learn to apply it to your future, and advance your career opportunities. And, with small, individualized classes taught by some of the finest professors in a faith-based context, GWU represents the ideal collegiate environment for students to thrive.
If you are an exemplary undergrad student wanting to fast-track your master’s degree while maximizing your time, money, and aid apply to the Accelerated Master’s Program. Accepted students can begin work on their master’s degree while finishing their bachelor’s and earn credits towards both!
Learn more about the Accelerated Master's Program