Webster University


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Webster University


$18,240 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

June 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


Webster University???s new five-story Emerson Library, completed in 2003, is centrally located in the University???s academic corridor and features the latest in information technology, including multimedia facilities, a reference/electronic commons, an electronic classroom, and a 24-hour cybercaf??. Emerson Library has seating for over 700 in a variety of individual and group study spaces. All study and reading spaces, including 20 group study rooms, are wired for Internet access, and wireless access is also available in selected library areas. Special Collections of the library include the Harry James Cargas Literature and Holocaust Collection, the Henrietta Maizner Hochschild Children’s Literature Collection, the University Archives, and a well-developed and maintained Curriculum Collection. The library is also home to the University???s Faculty Development Center, which includes the latest multi-media equipment and resources to assist faculty in enhancing teaching and learning. The library is open 94 hours per week and is accessible, physically and through adaptive equipment and software, to those with disabilities. Passports (http://library.webster.edu/newdesign), Webster University’s virtual library, integrates online databases, Internet resources, and library services for student and faculty research. Passports is available worldwide 24/7 to Webster???s students, faculty, and staff worldwide from campus, home, or office. Passports includes the library???s online catalog, over 100 databases with access to over 23,000 full-text journals and other resources, and online services such as electronic reserves, document delivery, video reservations, and reference assistance. The library is a charter member of MOBIUS, which is a statewide consortium of 60 university and colleges and two large public library systems in Missouri. Students and faculty in Missouri have direct borrowing privileges (either electronically or in-person) at all of these libraries, whose combined collection totals over 25 million volumes. A daily delivery system and cooperative collection development make this a key resource for students and faculty. For materials not owned by the MOBIUS institutions, the library offers interlibrary loan from libraries through OCLC.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 283,742 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 2,429 current serial subscriptions.
  • 137,228 microforms.
  • 18,407 Audio/Visual items.
  • 14,910 e-books.

Museums & Art

The Loretto-Hilton Center on the Webster campus is home to the St. Louis Repertory Theatre and Opera Theatre of St. Louis, in whose productions Webster Fine Arts students participate. The Community Music School of Webster University (formerly the St. Louis Symphony Community Music School) also resides on the Webster Groves campus.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 450 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 120 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 130 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 200 Internet connections in Laboratories.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is not available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms



nonremedial tutoring


reading, math, writing, study skills


career, personal, academic


co-op education, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 6% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 0% of housing units are Singles.
  • 40% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 0% of housing units are Triples.
  • 60% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 9 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 67% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 89% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 60% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Conservatory of Theatre Arts, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, University Film Series, Springfest
  • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 72 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Omicron Delta Kappa, Psi Chi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Union, Muslim Student Association
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Assoc. for African-American Collegians, Chinese Student Assoc. , International Student Assoc. , Japanese Student Assoc. , Latin American Student Organization, Vietnamese Student Association.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) American Institute of Graphic Artists, Alpha Lamda Pi (Accounting Club), Animal Rights Network, Anime Society, Arrested Development Fan Club, Audio Engineering Society, Behavioral and Social Science Club, Big Brothers/Sisters, Campus Crusade for Christ, Capoeira Quilombo Pequeno, Chain Link Theatre & Improv. , Campus Democrats, Campus Republicans, Cheerleaders, Computer Science Club, Dance Club, Education Assoc. , Every Nation Campus Ministry, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Foreign Language Club, Gorlok X, Habitat for Humanity, Club for History, International Relations and Politics, Int’l. Assoc, of Jazz Educators, Law Club, Literature Club, Marketing Communications Club, Martial Arts Club, Media Assoc. , Missouri National Education Assoc. , Nat’l. Assoc. of Music Education, National Residence Hall Honorary, Peer Education Zeitgeist, Philosophy Club, Potterheads Anonymous, Public Relations Student Society of America, Radio Television News Directors Assoc. , Residential Housing Assoc. , Rock the Vote Club, Sierra Student Coalition, Society for Biological Sciences, Society of International Languages & Cultures, Student Athlete Advisory Board, Studen Arts Forum, Students For Gender Equality, Students in Free Enterprise, Student Government Assoc. , Ultimate Frisbee Club, U. S. Institute of Theater and Technology, Video Game Design Team, Webster Film & Video Society, WebsterLEADS, Webster Pride Assoc. , Women in Media, Yoga and Pilates.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Journal (weekly); Ampersand (magazine – each semester)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): St. Louis, MO (13)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): St. Louis, MO (10)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): St. Louis, MO (12)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 50% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 22% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,943
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Washington Univ., St. Louis Univ.)
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (St. Louis Univ.)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code

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