Gardner–Webb University is a private, Christian university in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. Founded as Boiling Springs High School in 1905, Gardner-Webb is one of only three private, Carnegie-classified Doctoral/Professional Universities in North Carolina.
Approximately 4,000 students attend Gardner–Webb, including undergraduates, graduates and online students. A total of 6 professional schools and 13 academic departments offer more than 80 undergraduate and graduate major fields of study. GWU's Runnin' Bulldogs compete in NCAA Division I as a member of the Big South Conference.