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Webster University
St. Louis, MO
Webster is a private university. It was founded as a college for women in 1915, adopted coeducation in 1967, and gained university status in 1983. Its 47-acre main campus is located in suburban Webster Groves, 12 miles from downtown St. Louis.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,621
   Women 1,425 (54.4%)
   Men 1,196 (45.6%)
Graduate Students 1,601
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 47% of 2,630 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.48
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $40,447
  Tuition and Fees $26,425
  Room and Board $11,190
Average Percent of Need Met 68%
Average Freshman Award $26,788
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 200
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 36% of classes
10-19 students: 51% of classes
20-29 students: 12% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
St. Louis Population 318,172
Nearest Metropolitan Area St. Louis
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 67% of freshmen, 31% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Gorlok
Sororities 3% of women participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
12.5% Black/African-American
5.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.9% White
7.5% Unknown
International Students 4.1% from 56 countries
First-Year Students Returning 75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 43.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 6.0%