Webster University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Webster Hall at Webster University
Webster Hall at Webster University. Marcus Qwertyus / Wikimedia Commons

Webster University Description:

Webster University's main campus is located just outside of Saint Louis, Missouri, although the school has campuses around the globe including China, Thailand, the Netherlands, England and Austria. Students come from 50 states and 129 countries, with a larger graduate than undergraduate population. At the undergraduate level, business, communications, nursing, and psychology are the most popular. Webster has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 11. The school ranks well among master's institutions in the Midwest. Outside of the classroom, students can join a number of extracurricular clubs and activities, ranging from academic honor societies, to musical groups, to recreational sports, to special interest and cultural organizations. On the athletic front, the Webster Gorlok's compete in the NCAA Division III St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC). Popular sports include basketball, tennis, track and field, and soccer.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 13,906 (3,138 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 73% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $26,300
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,190
  • Other Expenses: $5,564
  • Total Cost: $44,054

Webster University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 62%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,326
    • Loans: $6,843

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Communication Studies, International Relations, Nursing, Psychology, Film Production, Photography, Computer Science

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 45%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Track and Field, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, Cross Country, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Webster and the Common Application

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Webster University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.webster.edu/about/mission.html

"Webster University, a worldwide institution, ensures high quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence."

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