Gardner-Webb University

Gardner-Webb University

At Gardner-Webb University, we join with our students in the unique, shared pursuit of life-changing experiences for God and humanity. Here you’ll find a seamless blend of world-class academics within a nurturing, Christian community. You’ll discover that student-centeredness is woven into the fabric of every experience as you engage your heart, soul, mind, and strength in the purposes for which you were created.


Our campus is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains within the quaint community of Boiling Springs, N.C. Nearby uptown Shelby offers restaurants, businesses, and historical sites to explore. Less than an hour away is the active sports scene of Charlotte, the unique charm of Asheville, or the outdoor amenities and cultural opportunities available in the South Carolina upstate. 
GWU is home to 22 NCAA Division I sports, where our Bulldogs compete on a national level, with recent basketball program victories over Nebraska, Clemson, and Purdue. We also offer more than 20 intramural sports for the student body to enjoy.
At GWU, merit scholarships are awarded up to $17,000 per year to every accepted student. Last year GWU provided over $18.4 million in scholarships and financial aid. 
Catch a game in Paul Porter Arena, take a tour of our 225-acre campus, see residence hall options, eat in the Caf, get to know current students, and go all in for a day with the community of Gardner-Webb University when you schedule a visit at

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