Global. Action-oriented. Academically excellent.
You are unique, so is Webster. From our historic Webster Groves campus to locations worldwide, every Webster University campus is inviting and personal — with an esteemed student-focused faculty. Our programs are flexible and our reach is global; both our students and faculty are from around the world creating a diverse learning environment.
Learn what makes Webster as unique as you are — and how we can provide the quality education, personal attention, diverse community, and global experience you are looking for.
A real-world education with a real-world view.
More than a century of academic excellence — preparing students for the real world — we know that you want great programs, personal attention, and a world of opportunity.
We're a private, nonprofit, accredited university that excels at undergraduate education — in the classroom, with global learning opportunities, tailored to the goals of each student. Our global vision is unique — allowing you to take courses at campuses around the world and always have a highly personal, student-centered education.
Webster Earns Its Highest Ranking Ever on the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges List
Webster University earned its best ranking ever on the “2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges” report, it was announced this morning. Webster rose to 15th place out of 157 Midwest regional universities. Since 2009, Webster has risen 18 places on the list.
The 15th place ranking in the Regional Universities – Midwest ranking is the highest Webster has earned since the U.S. News & World Report list was first published in 1983. Last year, Webster was ranked 17th, which also was a record at the time. The Midwest Regional University category includes all universities in Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota that offer undergraduate and graduate degrees, but few or no doctoral programs.
In the State of Missouri, Webster earned the third-best ranking among all institutions in the Midwest category. Webster was ranked as the best Midwest Regional University in the St. Louis region.
In the subcategories, Webster University was also recognized for:
“Economic Diversity Among Top 25” – This is based on the percentage of incoming students who receive Pell Grants, a federal financial aid package for students who come from homes that make less than the average income in the United States. Webster University was ranked third on this list for the top 25 schools in the Midwest University category.
“Best Value School” among Midwest Institutions. Webster is recognized in this category for balancing the net cost of attendance, need-based financial aid, and above-average academics. Learn more about the Scholarship Opportunities Webster University offers and more about some of our current recipients.
Diverse. Personal. International.
Every day, every student gets closer to their goals. With more than 80 undergraduate programs and in 9 countries, the opportunities to combine personalized instruction with a real-world experience are unlimited.
You'll find our faculty is experienced, involved, and committed to creating interactive experiences — preparing students to participate in reaching their goals and shaping the world.
Visit Webster University
Minutes from downtown St. Louis, Missouri, The Webster University main campus is nestled in Webster Groves, a charming and historic residential suburb.
State-of-the-art academic buildings, architecturally significant structures that house various university departments, a modern library, and student center combine to create a picturesque learning environment.
Decide what type of visit is right for you. We are slowly opening our campus up for small campus tours, but will have a plethora of other opportunities for you to visit us virtually as well. Attend a WEBSTER WEEK activity, speak one-on-one with an admissions representative, take a virtual tour, speak with an academic department, or meet with financial aid. Whatever you need, we are here to meet your needs in a safe and attentive manner.
Applying for Admission
Webster University’s admission review process reflects a holistic approach as we believe an admission decision needs a comprehensive understanding of a student’s curricular and co-curricular achievements. This includes their academic abilities, review of the student’s performance in college preparatory coursework, leadership activities, interests, and any other noteworthy activities. These elements allow Webster to have an inclusive view when evaluating a student’s admission application.
First-year students may choose to select Webster’s test-optional method of application. Along with submission of high school transcripts and a personal statement, students should submit additional materials that best highlights their skills, talents and likely contributions to Webster. Students selecting the test-optional path will not have their standardized test scores considered as a part of the admission review procedure.
As with every applicant, the review process for students who do not submit a standardized score is very personalized. The admission officers review official high school transcripts (including the grading scale), the and the applicant’s personal statement. Admissions also welcomes a resume and letters of recommendation from the student’s teachers, coaches, counselors, or mentors as part the applicant’s submission. Test-optional applicants, as with any applicant, will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships at the time of admission to Webster.
Students electing to send standardized test results as part of the application, will receive an evaluation of these items as part of the process. Visit our website for application instruction.
Merit Based Scholarships
Funds are awarded each year to new students who intend to enroll at Webster University for fall and spring semesters/terms. All new students will be awarded the maximum scholarship they qualify for at the time they are accepted to the University.
The following are application guidelines:
- Applicants must be seeking their first baccalaureate degree.
- Applicants should have a cumulative grade average of B or better (as calculated by Webster University) on all prior work attempted in high school and/or college.
- Applicants must have been accepted to the University as degree-seeking.
- Unless otherwise noted, applicants must be enrolled at the Webster Groves campus only.
- Scholarships are not applicable to the summer session unless otherwise noted.
Awards to new students currently range from $1,000 to full tuition and are generally renewable at the same level if the required academic progress conditions are met. Awards apply only to fall and spring semester tuition charges at Webster.
Applicants who are accepted or submit required credentials after the application deadline are considered only if funds remain. Decisions are based on the University's evaluation of an applicant's previous academic background.
Funds donated to Webster University for specific needs and purposes are awarded to eligible students by the University's Scholarship Committee. These funds carry special eligibility requirements and conditions. Award criteria is subject to change. Institutional scholarships apply to tuition costs only. Tuition assistance such as vocational rehabilitation or tuition remission may affect a student's eligibility.
Unless otherwise indicated, all scholarships are based on full-time, flat-fee (13 to 18 credit hours) enrollment for consecutive terms until required credit hours for graduation (120) are completed.
All grade point averages (G.P.A.s) are cumulative and are calculated on all previous academic work. For transfers, previous academic work includes all attempted credits from previous institutions.
How to Apply
To be considered for Webster University scholarship funds, you must be admitted to the university. Some awards require a separate application form and are so noted in their description. If you have questions, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator / Financial Aid Office unless otherwise noted.
How To Apply For Financial Aid & FAFSA
- How to complete the FAFSA
- Determine your Eligibility for Need-Based Aid
- Tips to Remember
- Citizen/Eligible Non-citizen
- Which programs may you apply for?
- What is Financial Need?
- Common Errors when Applying
- Common Application Errors
- The Appeal Process
Determine your eligibility for need-based aid
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and designate Webster as a recipient of your FAFSA information by indicating our Title IV code of 002521. Your application (file) must be complete by February 1 for maximum consideration of gift and student employment assistance. Applications completed after February 1 will be awarded from remaining funds. Student loan applications are accepted throughout the academic year. However, early application is encouraged.
- Complete a Webster University Financial Aid Application.
- Financial Aid Forms
If additional information is required to process your file, you will be notified by the Financial Aid Office. Once all information is received, you will receive an award letter in the mail.
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- Contact the Office of Admissions with any questions!