Webster University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Missouri


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 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 11. The school ranks well among master's institutions in the Midwest. On the athletic front, the Webster Gorlok's compete in the NCAA Division III St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC).

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, Communication Studies, International Relations, Nursing, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 19154
Total Grad Students: 15407
Undergraduate Students: 3747
Faculty: 170

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 113:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1

Percent Male: 42%
Percent Female: 58%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 51%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

470 E Lockwood Ave.
Saint Louis Missouri 63119

Website: http://www.webster.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 314-961-2660

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Jennifer Warren
Coordinator , Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Linda Walker
Coordinator , Office of Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
Bert Barry
Director of International Services, International Recruitment & International Services

Athletics Contact:
Tom Hart
Athletic Director, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
While a minimum cumulative college G.P.A. of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is preferred, every application is given thorough review and careful consideration.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Transfer credit will generally be granted for college level courses completed with a passing grade. Courses completed with the grade of "D" may transfer with restrictions.

Credits (Min/Max):
A maximum of 64 hours of college level coursework may be transferred from any combination of community colleges. A maximum of 98 semester hours may be transferred toward the 128 semester hours required for the Bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
ACT or SAT scores are not required for transfer students if you have been out of high school for more than one year.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:
Submit an essay of 300-500 words on a topic of your choice. A short paper written for a college class is acceptable. (You may paste the text of your essay the final step of the online application.)

Application Fee:
$35 non-refundable application processing fee.

Other Requirements:
If you plan to major in Art, Dance, Film Production, Music, or Theatre, you will be required to present a portfolio, audition or interview. Please contact the Undergraduate Admission Office for further information, dates and deadlines.

Fall Deadline:
April 20

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 28
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 520 650
Math 470 630

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 53%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -53%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1300

Other Expenses: 3360

Room and Board: 10294

Tuition and Fees: 21748

Total Cost: 36702

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
The priority application deadline is March 1 prior to the beginning of the academic year in question. Types of aid offered include: Grants, Loans, Work Study,and Scholarships.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6879

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 95%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 73%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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