Gardner-Webb University (GWU)

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Gardner-Webb University can be found in Boiling Springs, NC, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Gardner-Webb University has an enrollment of approximately 4,500 students.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores at this school. A score between 1330 - 1670 on the SAT exam, or 19 - 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Gardner-Webb University (GWU) average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.33 for accepted students. 48% of all those who apply are accepted to GWU, from which 17% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Gardner-Webb University (GWU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Gardner-Webb University was reported as 48.1% in Fall 2013 with over 5,480 applications submitted to Gardner-Webb University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • GWU SAT Scores: 1330 - 1670
  • GWU ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • GWU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Gardner-Webb University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Gardner-Webb University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Gardner-Webb University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 41.6%
  • 2010-2011: 58.5%
  • 2011-2012: 59.4%
  • 2012-2013: 83.1%
  • 2013-2014: 48.1%
  • Projected GWU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 60.3%

How Does Gardner-Webb University (GWU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for GWU is fifteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Limestone College53.2%
Converse College52.0%
Wofford College68.8%
Belmont Abbey College67.6%
Lenoir-Rhyne University68.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Recommended
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Gardner-Webb University (GWU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 550
Math460 - 570
Writing430 - 550
Total Score1330 - 1670
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 27
Math18 - 25
Composite Score19 - 25
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