Webster University

Saint Louis, MO, USA

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Webster University

3.65 Average Rating

Lowell from Saint Louis, MO

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
webster exudes an open atmosphere filled with people that are easy to get along with. the staff is friendly, and personable, and the education quality is top-knotch.
Tips for prospective students
join a club and enjoy those around you. parking is hard to come by. the library has computers that are open pretty much 24/7.
Academic Rigor
classes can be challenging. use the library and free books to your advantage.
Dorm Life
little to no problems.
Food and Dining
few choices with on campus dining. there are many places to eat out nearby, including mcdonalds and subway.
What to do for fun
enjoy a play, party at the apartments, or enjoy the hot tub that is open year round. humans versus zombies is amazing every season.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
i like to walk near the lake every now and then. it's relaxing.
Great for these types of students
conservatory and art students.
Clubs and Activities
there are multiple language and game clubs available. language clubsa re a great way to meet people that speak a language you are learning/ already know, and game clubs range from board games to video games to quidditch on the quad.
Greek Life
there is one sorority on campus.
Campus Safety
incredibly safe. check out the crime statistics for webster, and you will see (especially compared to many other local universities) a low amount of crimes and virtually no sexual assaults.
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Kevin from St Louis, MO

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Teachers, staff, and students are extremely friendly and open-minded. Everyone can and will fit in here. Webster offers something for everyone.
Great for these types of students
Audio, film, art, speech, education and buisness majors
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Corinne from Saint Louis, MO

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Webster University is a unique college located in a beautiful neighborhood. It's small class sizes make it personal and student oriented. Also, Webster's strong international presence makes the student body diverse and interesting.
Tips for prospective students
Prospective students should plan on getting involved on campus to learn about ll the opportunities that Webster has to offer. Webster can be an amazing place to learn and thrive but only if the student allows himself or herself to grow and thrive.
Academic Rigor
Webster's classes, although not as rigorous as other St. Louis Universities, are challenging enough to prepare students for their prospective fields. With such small class sizes, professors can get direct feedback from students on the rigor of the class.
Dorm Life
Webster University recently built two new dorm buildings. The communities found in the dorms on campus are strong and happy. Students get to know their Resident Assistants well and they're comfortable and happy in the updated rooms.
Food and Dining
Marletto's, Blimpie's, Freshens and WOW Chicken all provide many options for students dining on campus. Marletto's supports vegan and vegetarian lifestyles and well as many other kinds of foods. The University Center has three different options for those who want food on the go. Sandwiches, chicken, burgers, pretzels and smoothies are all offered.
What to do for fun
Webster Groves offers many fun places to hangout such as Weber's Front Row or Blackburn Park. Beyond that, St. Louis city offers many venues, restaurants, bars, theaters and other places for college students to enjoy. Webster University itself always has events going on like plays, movie screenings and fake proms. A special highlight of Webster's is the annual Drag Ball.
Bang for the buck
Webster University is worth the price tag. The campus is lovely and accessible, the professors are intelligent and informed and every student graduates with what they need to survive in the real world.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Webster has a University Center like many colleges and universities. But unlike other college and universities, Webster has a flag hanging to represent each country that Webster students come from. There are over 50!
Great for these types of students
Webster University is great for artistic, different, intelligent students who enjoy personalized attention and small class size.
Clubs and Activities
Webster University has many diverse clubs and activities. From the Quidditch Club to the Student Education Association, Webster has an academic or fun club for every student.
Greek Life
Webster is not strong in the Greek Life category. But, although there is only one sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon is a strong sisterhood of intelligent women who volunteer in and around the community.
Campus Safety
The city of Webster Groves is an extremely safe area and Webster University has many safety precautions. Campus Security patrols 24/7 and all the parking areas are well lit at night. There are also many blue light safety poles where people can press a button for emergency services.
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Phylicia from Saint Louis, MO

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The General Requirement for this school is like no other. Instead of the boring English 101 everyone takes, I took Play-writing. The small classes make it much easier to learn and get help on harder subjects.
Am enjoying being here
Webster Groves is pretty out the way for me, but once I get there, there's usually some fun activity going on. There are plenty of clubs to join for just about every hobby, and if you can't find one, they're happy to help you make your own.
Bang for the buck
It is a pretty expensive school, but it's worth the good education you'd be getting and looks good on resumes. They also have pretty fun activities throughout the year for students..
Tips for prospective students
Take notes, highlight books, do the homework. Keep notes and graded papers for finals and midterms, they will be helpful for that last week of crunch time.
Great for these types of students
This is definitely a school for the nerds and the geeks. For the people who actually value getting an education.
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Courtney

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Webster University has the most diverse teachers you will ever encounter and each one makes learning fun
Am enjoying being here
The campus is small, but extremely welcoming! I love coming to school each day!
Bang for the buck
good price for great quality
Tips for prospective students
Stay involved in high school! It makes a difference when applying for colleges
Great for these types of students
Great for all types of majors. Webster is known to be a fine arts school but they have a great business, audio, communications, etc programs
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Jeannie from Montgomery, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Webster University is the perfect place for a dedicated, interesting, and creative student. The campus is very quaint and town-like; perfect for inspiring creativity and focus. There are plenty of academic resources to be taken advantage of, and the faculty is truly there to help you!
Tips for prospective students
1. Ask for help! There is no way to get the right answers, or any answers at all, if you don't ask for help! Every professor/faculty member I've ever spoken to here is always willing to answer any questions.
2. Take a tour of not only the campus, but the surrounding area. It's such a beautiful place to study a craft that you love. There are so many unique pieces of St. Louis, and ready to be seen!
3. Be open-minded. This is a Liberal Arts school, and creativity and self-expression is bursting at the seams of this campus. Be ready and willing to meet many new people, and explore the diversity.
Academic Rigor
Webster is well-regarded for their academic accomplishments. I am only rating it with four stars, because I am a conservatory student and I don't take academic classes at Webster. However, many students give it's academic success lots of praise!
Dorm Life
Dorm life is an awesome way to make lifetime friends. Residential Assistants are so helpful when you need anything, and there are plenty of events scheduled for each floor to be apart of. Each floor has its own theme each semester, and the quiet hours are very convenient.
Food and Dining
Webster's Dining options are very diverse! There is something for everyone, whether you're vegan, vegetarian, whatever! The only negative for me was that they don't serve good seafood very often, which is a food that I really love. There are other dining resources on campus other than the main dining hall as well, whether it be a sandwich shop, a fast food grill, or a smoothie place!
What to do for fun
A lot of planned events happen on the weekends. The students at Webster love to schedule events for the whole campus to be apart of. There are free movies that show in the auditorium, most of which are sneak peeks at movies that haven't even shown in theatres yet! I saw Argo on campus about a week before it premiered in theatres. Pizza parties/karaoke/game nights are usual happenings on campus. There's always something to do!
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Jordan from High Ridge, MO

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Webster University is a great place for learning to things and networking with outstanding people. Webster University Professors make it fun by teaching hands-on for each subject of learning. People here are really friendly, which makes it easier to make friends and work with others on school work.
Tips for prospective students
If you are coming to Webster University plan on being greeted into an entire community of enthusiastic students. Webster is known for our diversity. Many people from all over the world come to Webster, because we invite them in and accept them for who they are. We do not have huge lecture halls like you see in the movies, which makes it easier because your with a small group of people which makes it easy for you to learn and focus. We have small rooms which makes it easier for the professor to make sure everyone is understanding each concept. Webster University really shows you how to apply each and everything to real life, which is good, because that is how it is in the real world. The professors are not as strict as you may think. They make it fun in so many different ways.
Academic Rigor
Our professors have not been professors their whole life. Webster University hires professors who actually made it to the top of their previous career, in which they are teaching you now. My Film Professor is actually a TV Show Producer. My Intro to Media Writing Professor actually interviewed Jon Stewart. They know exactly what they are talking about. With all of their personal experience, they will teach you everything they know. Webster University's Academic Status is Superior to most Universities in the world.
Dorm Life
The dorms and apartments are great here. In each dorm hall there is 8 different study rooms with ethernet cord outlets and regular outlets for your laptop. The dormitory here is very nice. It's very clean and new. The dorms get cleaned daily. There is a laundry room on the first room free of charge for all your clothes. Our RA's are in charge of making sure that everyone is satisfied with their rooms and roommates. We have a schedule for when everyone needs to be quiet and for when you can be louder than normal.
Food and Dining
The food here is delightful. You have a choice of three great places. Our Marletto's Cafe is our #1 restaurant on campus. They cook right in front of you and serve you food that has been made from scratch along. This restaurant goes as a buffet as well, so it is all you can eat. Our World Of Wings (WOW) restaurant is all about the wings. They also serve other great foods such as: Hamburgers, Grilled Cheese, Chicken Tenders, and much more. We also have our Kaldi's Coffee Internet Cafe. The coffee there is phenomenal. It's something great to wake you up for class. And what a great place for watching your favorite youtube videos while drinking some of their original hot teas along with the delightful pastries.
What to do for fun
Webster University has many clubs. Clubs are great for interacting with new people and just having fun. They are great for getting away from all the school work. We also have a gym, weight lifting room (free of charge), and pool for athletic purposes. We open the pool certain times for free swimming as well.
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JOHANNA from SAINT LOUIS, MO

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Webster University is far better than any other college or University I've gone to. The Instructors and Counselors uphold Integrity and Character and the school stands behind it's culture. I couldn't have chosen a better University to attend.
Tips for prospective students
If you are looking for a school stand behind education and growth opportunities in your career, Webster University should be your choice.
Academic Rigor
Currently, I have not had any difficulty or challenges in any of my academics thus far.
Dorm Life
I can't on Dorm Life because, I do not live on campus.
Food and Dining
There are multiple eatery locations around the University from fine dining to fast food. You will not go hungry around this location.
What to do for fun
There's bowling. movies, shopping. dart games, pool and many other entertainment venues around the University.
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Eleka from Caseyville, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I've never comfortable in school settings until I started at Webster. The professors are the most supportive teachers I've ever met. Attending Webster makes me feel like I'm a part of this bigger family away from home. When I started my works-study at the English and Philosophy department, which is in an old mansion, I instantly became a member of their community.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure to get to know your professors because they will be invaluable resources when trying to find jobs or if you just need advice. Take advantage of the fact you're in a small school. Get involved so you can find your passion and what you want to do with the rest of your life. If you can, live on campus because it helps you focus more on school and become more involved. Don't miss classes even though you're in college. Webster is small and the professor will notice and wonder why you're not in class. Just remember, though, it's only because they care. Also, get a work study job because If ever I need someone to talk to, I have dozens of professors and peers who care about me in my work study. Without a doubt Webster has the best professors and the best students.
Academic Rigor
Webster is challenging but the professors present these challenges well so I want to take them on. Finals aren't necessarily tests but projects, presentations, or speech so we have to take what we learn in the class and actually use it, instead of cramming for an exam and throwing our knowledge away.
Dorm Life
I've made my best friends at school from living in the dorms. The RA's really try to foster a bond among students. Sometimes it can get noisy and difficult to be around friends all the time, especially when trying to study. It's definitely an adjustment, but there are plenty of places to study, like the study rooms at the end of every hall, the lounges on every floor, or the library a two-minute walk away.
Food and Dining
There are many options at Webster, even vegetarian. Sometimes Marletto's can get old because I live on campus, but they do offer worldly foods. One day could be falafels, another could be curry, and the next Chinese. There is always soup and pizza. With that we have breakfast in the morning where waffles, pancakes, omelets, french toast, hash browns, and yogurt are available. At our University Center, Webster offers Wow Wingerey, Freshens smoothies, and Blimpie sandwiches. I don't go there as much because I prefer the surprises Marletto's offers. Besides those places though, there are sushi and coffee stands in various locations, along with a coffee shop in the library.
What to do for fun
There is always something to do from the campus-wide, weeklong game of Humans Versus Zombies to the Harry Potter themed Yule Ball. You know we're a liberal arts college when we have Quidditch instead of football.
Bang for the buck
Webster is a global school, meaning we have campuses on several continents. Currently we just acquired a campus in Ghana. The best thing about our study abroad program is that tuition is basically the same and students receive a free plane ticket whether it be for Argentina or Thailand.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Definitely the game of HvZ, or Humans versus Zombies is an unusual tradition on campus. Basically, everyone signs up online to the program and at the first meeting, we receive our bandanas. Almost everyone in the game starts off as a human, with their bandanas tied around their arms. The one person who doesn't have a bandana tied around the arm is the Oz, or original zombie. If this person tags a human, the human turns into a zombie and must put her bandana on her head, to signify this. The zombie who tags the human takes their card and logs them into the HvZ database so that it becomes official. The more people become zombies, the more intense the game gets and the only way to fend off a zombie is to hit it with a Nerf gun dart or throw clean socks. So, this becomes a spectacle for the University because people are diving into bushes, Nerf guns are being fired, people are running to safe areas. It goes on for a week and it's definitely the most fun and ridiculous event Webster
Great for these types of students
Webster is the school for anyone interested in the small school experience, who wants to study abroad, and actually become a part of the campus community. Creativity and eccentricity are praised and desired in Webster students. The campus has one of the largest LGBTQ populations and support for these students. Our conservatory theater is rated second best in the U.S. so theater students and students who enjoy theater are welcome.
Clubs and Activities
There are 70 different student organizations at Webster. From major-centered like Students for Biological Sciences to activity-centered clubs, like Video Game Club. There is something for everyone. Right now I'm extremely involved with WSES, or Webster Students for Environmental Sustainability, which leads our campus in the green movements, pushing for cleaner energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable solutions. There are support groups, like the LGBTQ alliance, and the Latin American Student Organization.
Greek Life
There is only one sorority and Greek houses aren't allowed.
Campus Safety
Webster is an extremely safe area with help boxes to push if in trouble and campus safety roaming the campus, only a phone call away.
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Ronnie from St. Louis, MO

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I rate Webster University on their student life, academics, safety, clubs, organizations, and food. Webster University is a small, but very rewarding University. The small setting and caring teachers really make it a wonderful experience.
Tips for prospective students
I have a few tips for prospective students. One tip I have is for all prospective students to take advantage of financial aid. Webster offers a considerable amount of financial aid and people there want you to stay in school. Another tip is to be invovled and don't be afraid to open up. You will surprised and delighted to discover all the neat things you can do. My last tip is don't be afraid to be yourself. Webster is very open and understandable to all sorts people. They really want to come as you are
Academic Rigor
Webster University academics are very challenging and really require you to use critical thinking. No matter what major you pursue you will be pushed to achieve your best.
Dorm Life
Webster University has some really nice dorms. I have personally looked at other colleges before I decided on Webster such as Morehouse and UT Knox, and honestly compared to them Webster's dorms are really nice and spacious.
Food and Dining
Webster University has some well cooked food. I do wish there were more choices on campus.
What to do for fun
Webster has a lot of groups and organizations. Webster offers many sports one expects like basketball and volleyball, and ones a person doesn't like a kickball class. If you take time to get involved you will find plenty to do.
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