Gardner–Webb University (also known as Gardner-Webb, GWU, or GW) is a private, four-year university located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, United States, 40 miles (64 km) west of Charlotte. Founded as Boiling Springs High School in 1905 as a Baptist institution, it is currently the youngest North Carolina Baptist university.
Gardner-Webb undergraduates receive a liberal arts education in an environment that fosters "meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, and spiritual challenge within a diverse community of learning." The University encourages its graduates to make significant contributions for God and humanity in an ever-changing global community.
Over 4,300 students attend Gardner-Webb, including both undergraduates and graduates. A total of five professional schools, two academic schools, and 11 academic departments offer nearly 60 fields of study, and GWU's online programs have won multiple awards and recognitions. GWU's Runnin' Bulldogs are NCAA Division I and are part of the Big South Conference.
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