About Webster University

Founded in 1915, Webster University. is a Private college. Located in Missouri, which is a city setting in Missouri, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 3,138 full time undergraduate students, and 10,768 full time graduate students.

The Webster University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 205 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Webster University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate46%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range1075-1235
ACT Range21-27

Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,21% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 17 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

84% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 50% were in the top quarter, and 21% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Webster University.

6%
“We”re apathetic”
13%
“We know about current events and vote”
59%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
22%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
9%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
53%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
19%
“All the time, including weekends”
6%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
3%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
84%
“I feel extremely safe”
60%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
27%
“We bought the gear”
13%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
3%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
22%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
69%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
31%
“They keep regular office hours”
59%
“They”re always available”
38%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
56%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
6%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
6%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
50%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
6%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
59%
“There might be people who do”
19%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
6%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
6%
“We”re apathetic”
13%
“We know about current events and vote”
59%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
22%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
9%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
53%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
19%
“All the time, including weekends”
6%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
3%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
84%
“I feel extremely safe”
60%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
27%
“We bought the gear”
13%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
3%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
22%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
69%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
31%
“They keep regular office hours”
59%
“They”re always available”
38%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
56%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
6%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
6%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
50%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
6%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
59%
“There might be people who do”
19%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
6%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Webster University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    57 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    40 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    63 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    67 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    67 Students rated class size 4.8 stars. 78 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    66 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    68 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    67 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Webster University?

27 Students rated Webster University

Justin - 05/10/2024

I had a great experience at Webster University, where I studied music technology and jazz performance on the upright bass. The music program was challenging but immensely rewarding, and the faculty were truly engaging. I also had the unique opportunity to meet with the dean and help initiate an exchange program with Kansai University in Japan. This was a pioneering moment for Webster, as I became the first student to venture into this program, learning Japanese and opening numerous doors for my future. Many of my peers from Webster successfully transitioned into professional roles in the local music scene and beyond, demonstrating the university's effectiveness in preparing us for diverse careers. Overall, I firmly believe that Webster University is a worthwhile choice for anyone considering a liberal arts education.

Trinity - 12/29/2020

Webster has a great atmosphere. The people are friendly, the professors are accessible, and it really feels like the faculty want you to succeed. Some of the dorms could use some updating, and their facilities/common areas are nothing fancy, but the common areas are one of severable relatively comfortable spaces to hang out on campus. There isn't too much walking; many shops and services in Webster Groves are within walking distance of campus. Parking can be a bit tricky sometimes; there will always be a spot available, but it may be 10 minutes away from your dorm. There is only one sorority, heavily focused on philanthropy, and no fraternities. It is primarily an arts school, but its new science building and the available equipment is impressive. It is a relatively small college, but still has many opportunities. Overall, I am glad that I picked Webster and would definitely recommend it to others.

Melinda - 05/19/2020

Professional instructor with real world experience, plus a personalized experience for graduate students. Another great aspect of Webster is having accessible advisement staff. Graduate classes are engaging and relevant, Webster was a great choice for a graduate degree.

ALICIA - 05/12/2020

Experience I wouldn't change for the world! With those experiences I came to fully understand the importance of Theater Education. To me, Theater education isn’t just about teaching a student to become an actor or be famous but about how the tools from theater can help you grow as a person.

Webster University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Webster University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Webster University is 46%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Don't declare a major right away. Take classes that you think sound interesting and you like, and a major will follow.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are unique, diverse, intelligent, friendly, and quite opinionated.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Webster University is a lively campus, from its interactive classroom settings to its plethora of student activities.

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  5. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    One of the most unique aspects of Webster is how many student organizations are on campus given the small population. Between the approximate 2,000+ students on campus there are 70+ clubs and organizations on campus run by students themselves. Everyone loves interacting with each other and talking about real issues. When tough times hit our country, many students didn't know how to respond. Many got together and reached out into the community to help others cope. Overall, it is a very serving and friendly community to be a part of.

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  6. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I love Webster. I really struggled with my college decision, and once I visited Webster, I knew this was where I wanted to go. My favorite part of the school is its diversity. Everyone can find a group here. And it doesn't even have to be with people that are in your major! I'm a vocal performance major, and my best friends are business management, video production and photography! you get exposed to so many different types of people, and you end up having a lot more fun that way. if i had to pick something to complain about, it would be parking. but, for parking, you get a spot in the garage, so it's not all bad. you just have to walk a ton. but if that's the worst thing I can think of, that's definitely not bad

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    There is a great study abroad program.

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  8. What are the academics like at your school?

    Academics here are obviously the central aspect. Class sizes are really small, so professors know your name and know the class really well. This helps them figure out what is the best way to effectively teach the class and what material to really focus on. Professors make themselves really available as well. The usually give out their email address and sometimes even their cell phone number. That's really great if you are having trouble understanding the homework and need to get in contact with them. We also have a ton of really interesting classes here. We have classes about the TV show Seinfeld, World of Warcraft, and the pursuit of happiness, to name a few. Webster's a really good place to explore new fields and areas of study that you might not be able to anywhere else.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    I think the student body is the best part; it's definitely what makes Webster so worldy and interesteting and inviting.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person open to change, willing to accept others' differences, and also people who wish to succeed in their areas of expertise. As an Audio Production Major I am getting the best education available to me.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    As a commuter student, one of the most frustrating things about Webster is the availability of parking spots. Although I am always lucky enough to find a spot, on most days I have to park in the garage which isn?t convenient for any of my classes. One way to know if it is going be a good day or bad day is, whether or not you can find a close parking spot.

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  12. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype of students at our school is that everyone is artsy. This is definitely not accurate, we have all kinds of people here. We are DIVERSE and pride ourselves on that! Coming to Webster you will find all kinds of different people with different interests.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Webster University is well known for their travel abroad studies. Webster also is a private university. I am blessed to be able to pay for my college education thus far, but since the new laws were implemented (july 01 2012) I am struggling to pay for my classes and I am approaching my graduation date. I have applied for scholarships abroad and beyond and to no avail have I found any finacial resources to help assist with financing my last semesters at webster. webster does not seem to know of any additional resources.

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  14. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The only kind of person that should not attend this is a person with a bad attitude. Everyone here is positive and hard working. No one will coddle someone who is not trying to do the same.

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  15. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Some of my teachers wrote the text books that several other universities as well as my own use for the class.

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  16. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    while we are a really diverse school, we do have a fair amount of a certain type of students, like hipsters and artsy kids. however, this by no means implies that they are unfriendly or anything like that. we just have more kids that are interested in more artistic activities, like making movies, music, drama, dance, writing, etc. than other things, like sports. that doesn't mean people don't like sports, though! the most important thing about webster is that it's a really friendly student body.

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  17. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would have known more about the surrounding area so I had an easier time adjusting to a new state.

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    If I had to choose a stereotype of Webster students I would say that we are liberal artists, there are a lot of art majors here, visual, dance, music, performance. We all bled into a group of talented, outspoken students

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  19. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Webster is a small school and has a large commuting student body. Because of this there isn't usually a lot of people on campus during the weekends, nor are there a lot of large activities. There is usually something happening on campus during the weekends, but the events aren't highly attended. If you have a car there are things going on in St. Louis during the weekend but you have to look for them. But overall there isn't a lot of campus activity over the weekends.

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  20. Tell us about the food and dining options.

    Better food than any of the other colleges I visited senior year. The cafeteria has a section where you custom-order your meals and they cook it on the grill in front of you! We also have a board of students who advise campus dining services, and they have fought for healthier food in recent years-- local, organic, etc.

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  21. What are your classes like?

    really interesting! professors are really knowledgeable and are interested in your academic success. classes are also really small, so you definitely get individual attention. the only downside is that your teachers know when you're not in class :)

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Student Body

Students

55%

female

45%

male

3,138

Total Undergrad Enrollment

10,768

Total Grad Students

35%

Out-Of-State

62%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

67

Student Organizations

1

Fraternities

1

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

4%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
16%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
61%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

97% of students attending Webster University receive some sort of financial aid. 36% were awarded federal grants. While 61% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$26,300

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$11,190

Room and Board

38,490

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$29,703
$30 - $48K
$28,873
$48 - $75K
$34,705
$75 - $110K
$35,352
$110K & UP
$17,586

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