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Details for Gardner-Webb University


Gardner-Webb began as a boarding high school and later became a junior college. Today Gardner-Webb is a regional university with growing master's and doctoral programs. It remains closely related to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

Read more about Gardner-Webb University in articles from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy:

Public or Private: Private
Average High School GPA: 3.50
Average SAT Score (Out of 2400): 1310-1660
ACT Score: 18-25
6-Year Graduation Rate: 55%
Acceptance Rate: 59%
Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Undergraduate Enrollment: 2775
Women's College: No
Religious Affiliation: Baptist
Location: Rural
Academic Quality
General Education Rating: A
Shakespeare: Yes
Academic Transparency: Transparent
Financial Matters
In State Tuition: $25,905.00
Out of State Tuition: $25,905.00
Average Starting Salary of Graduates: $31,900.00
Average Student Debt of Graduates: $28,702.00
Good Economic Value?: N/A
Percentage of Funding Provided by Taxpayers: 5.00%
Percentage of Alumni who Give: 15.00%
FIRE's Free Speech Rating: Not Rated
Alternative Newspaper: No
Student Political Involvement: Non-Political
Faculty Political Balance: Balanced
Board of Trustees Political Balance: Unbalanced: Democratic
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy Articles

These articles are primarily about Gardner-Webb University:

National Study Praises Curricula of Three N.C. Schools: Dick Cheney's wife head of organization that ran study (April 19, 2001)

These articles mention Gardner-Webb University:

UNC-Chapel Hill Redeems Itself: The summer reading assignment at UNC-Chapel Hill and Lenoir-Rhyne University represents a bold break from victimhood. (June 6, 2012)

How Did Your School Do?: U.S. News and Forbes disagree about North Carolina's colleges, and we have another recommendation (September 29, 2011)

Out of School and Into the Red: Debt-to-salary ratios reveal which North Carolina schools give students a good payback. (September 2, 2011)

A Literary "Groundhog Day": The titles may change somewhat from year to year, but college summer readings stay the same: uninspired,unchallenging, and predictably left-leaning. (June 26,2011)

Subdued Beginnings: The times are somber and the commencement speakers are serious. (May 15, 2011)

The Winners Are...Democrats!: The Pope Center's College Finder project reveals that the faculty at North Carolina colleges are mostly Democrats. (April 8, 2011)

How Does Your University Measure Up?: The Pope Center and ACTA examine the state of general education at colleges and universities in North Carolina. (February 24, 2011)

The Truth about Campus Crime: In spite of the headlines, campuses are generally safe; watch out for the neighborhood, though. (December 6, 2010)

In Defense of Pervasive Sectarianism: A recent ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals places a needless burden on the state’s religiously based private colleges. (August 30, 2010)

Do North Carolina Students Have Freedom of Speech? (February 7, 2010)

To Be or Not To Be: Shakespeare in the English Department (September 27, 2007)