Location
Saint Louis, MO
Undergrads
2,496
Tuition
$23,070
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 635 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: If you need campus safety you can call them anytime. Webster Groves is a pretty safe place though. I've never been to the student health buildings. Campus safety officers come to the dorms often to help with fire alarms and other smaller problems like parking, more than anything else.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's a dorm, so it's cramped. There are apartments, mostly upperclassmen get them. You're super close to all of the buildings so thats a plus. The dorms are very strict with visitors. Nice lounge area in each wing of each floor. Very social on and off campus areas. Living on campus is expensive, but it is pretty much everywhere you go to college. They use a lottery system sometimes and other times they use the number of credits you have to give out each persons/group's first choices.

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: Some people get freaky in the dorms..I don't suggest that. There are upperclassmen that have apartments that have some smaller parties. There are clubs in St. Louis and lots of bars. There are some bars around the area and some night life in the University City Loop.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The people who work in the office are very helpful, but very busy. There are some issues they have to work out with many students, but as long as you go and figure it out it will get taken care of.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: You can get a free Metro Pass to ride the busses around the area and metro link trains into the city. Most places necessary to go are within walking distance. Extra activities and fun usually a car is ideal to get there in a short, timely fashion.

4 College Freshman

Majors: We had to have a review with teachers. They had to see our art work/interests and talked to us about them and we also got to meet some of the teachers and other potential students. I'm not sure if all major areas do this process but a few of them I am sure do.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Teachers are great and very helpful.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Good amount of options and variety. Mostly personal preference.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It's good that they are strict but it obviously restricts those who want to do these activities. You have to check in visitors. Drugs and alcohol: you can get it in sneakily, but just go somewhere else. There are room checks before and during major holiday breaks.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There are numerous activities and intramurals/clubs as well as school sport teams.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know any information about off campus housing

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There are two small street strips of stores and restaurants walking distance away. There are numerous plays and musicals put on by the Reperatory theatre on campus as well as the students in the Webster Conservatory (students get a discounted price and sometimes free)! To get downtown to St. Louis (where there is various activities and night life) you have to drive or ride the Metro (students can get a free Metro Pass). University City's "Loop" is also nearby with activities and night life. Webster Groves is pretty low key and most locals don't really care/notice the students.

3 College Freshman

Computers: The free printers don't print in color. Wireless access can be slow due to all of the students on campus throughout the day. I prefer having my personal computer, but there are a good number of computer labs available to use. The computer labs can get crowded.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Webster is a very open and accepting campus.

2 College Freshman

Computers: The WiFi is barely functional. The library computer labs are always incredibly crowded.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I currently live on campus, so my opinion is skewed.

3 College Freshman

Parking: I don't drive, so my opinion isn't the best.

4 College Senior

Diversity: You get a lot of people from different countries, or who's families come from different countries. They're very accepting and curious about your culture.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There's a Subway in walking distance as well as a Starbucks and a McDonalds. If you have a car, you can find better places.

5 College Senior

Computers: Free printing in the library for students! Only good thing that I can say.

College Senior

Drug Safety: No idea. I live off campus.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I live at home. Cheaper and better than living in the dorms or apartments on campus. Mostly everyone goes home during the weekends so it seems a bit pointless when it comes to social stuff.

5 College Senior

Scholarships: It wasn't bad. I got what I needed, got loans to cover everything else. They do verification of your IRS forms so you have to go back and submit those. Sometimes it's a bit of a headache talking to the financial aid people in person, but you get what you need at least x

2 College Senior

Greek Life: We have one sorority, and they all seem snobby. They really don't do anything...

1 College Senior

Transportation: None there. Wish it was easier to get to Webster without getting in my car and driving miles and miles.

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Jamie Pope
Hometown
Saint Louis, MO
Major
Poltical Science / English / German (minor)
Grad Year
2014
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Students find Webster University to be a great place to study and receive their degree at a more affordable cost. The options and flexibility allow any student, traditional or nontraditional, to discover exactly what he or she wants to do for a lifelong career. Academics are top priority, with a mixture of sociable events that keep many students interested and bring their noses out of the textbooks for an hour or two. The entire campus is dedicated to be as reality-based as possible, with diverse people and interests. However, many do agree that Webster could use some changes, like updating some of the buildings.

Despite the flaws, Webster does deliver good academic quality for the cost—a small enough campus to know many people but large enough for diversity to thrive. One of the best things about Webster is that you can have a chance to be yourself rather than constrain your schedule just within your major. A public relations major can express his or her passion for human rights by joining Amnesty International, or a double major in English and political science can play the saxophone in the Webster wind ensemble. Students are treated more as individuals rather than just numbers. Uniqueness and individuality are highly encouraged, and the campus provides a relaxed attitude needed for such encouragement.

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