Webster University

470 E Lockwood Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63119-3194

School Details

Webster University is a non-profit, private university that was established in 1915. The main campus of WU is located on 47 acres in St. Louis, Missouri and the school has over 100 campus locations around the world. Approximately 3,500 undergraduate students are enrolled at WU, and the school offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in areas that include liberal arts, fine and performing arts, business and management, and teacher education. WU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Weber University was originally founded as Loretto College, by the Sisters of Loretto, and was a Catholic women’s college. Today, the school operates as a co-educational, independent, non-denominational university.

The student to faculty ratio at WU is 15 to 1, and almost 90% of the classes have fewer than 20 students. The most popular academic majors include psychology, business administration and management, mass communications/media studies, international relations and affairs, and computer science. The academic programs are offered through the College of Arts & Sciences, the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, the School of Education, and the School of Communications. The educational programs at WU have a liberal arts foundation and aim to prepare students for the real world.

WU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the National League of Nursing, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the National Board for Certified Counselors, and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Webster University is a global institution that provides aims to provide high quality learning opportunities that prepare students for individual excellence.

WU has an online program that allows full and part time undergraduate and graduate students to take individual classes, or pursue a degree online. Online courses meet the same academic standards as traditional on campus courses, and can be taken at times and from locations that are convenient to students. Undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates can be earned online. Most of the graduate courses are taught in 9 week terms, and most of the undergraduate courses are taught in 8 week terms. There are five terms annually, and students can take online classes, or start an online program during any of these terms. The flexibility of online programs and classes gives students the chance to reach their educational goals more quickly.

Approximately 61% of students receive financial aid in the form of grant or scholarship aid. About 61% also take out Federal student loans. 


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


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    4-year, Private not-for-profit
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctor's degree
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