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The 2017 U.S. News Best Colleges List is in, and Gardner-Webb University is positioned among the top 20 percent of higher education institutions in the nation. In addition, GWU is one of just six National Universities in the country that reported no classes with more than 50 students in 2015. Recently, Gardner-Webb achieved Doctoral University status with The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, moving from a pool of some 750 institutions in the U.S. to an elite list of just 334 in the nation.
2017 U.S. News Best Colleges, Duke University, East Carolina University, Gardner-Webb University, NC State University, UNC at Chapel Hill, UNC at Charlotte, UNC at Greensboro, Wake Forest University
Office of University Communications, "2017 U.S. News Best Colleges List Places GWU in “National University” Category for First Time in History" (2016). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 797.