Webster University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Webster University was founded in 1915 by the Sisters of Loretto, a Catholic order of nuns. At the time, it was named Loretto College and was located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The college offered courses in education and business administration and had an enrollment of just over 200 students. In 1925, the name changed to Webster College after one of its benefactors, Katherine Elizabeth Webster.

In the years that followed, Webster College continued to grow and expand its academic offerings to include more liberal arts courses as well as graduate programs in business administration and education. By 1961, Webster had added departments for music and fine arts, as well as a campus radio station. During this period of growth and expansion, the school also moved from its downtown location to its current home on Big Bend Boulevard in suburban St. Louis County. In 1983, Webster received university status and became known as Webster University.

Today, Webster University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and minors along with more than 80 graduate programs across five campuses throughout the United States as well as international campuses in Austria, Thailand, China and Ghana. With a total enrollment of about 17,000 students worldwide each year, Webster is now one of the largest private universities in Missouri with a growing reputation for excellence both domestically and abroad. Check USPRIVATESCHOOLSFINDER.COM for a list of private schools in Indiana by county.

Webster University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Webster University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Webster University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Webster University is a private, non-profit, accredited university, with a diverse student body of over 22,000 students enrolled in more than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs across the globe. The university is located in St. Louis, Missouri and has an acceptance rate of 59%. In the fall of 2020, Webster University welcomed 1,964 freshmen to its campus from all 50 states and more than 80 countries around the world. Of these new freshmen, approximately 60% were from Missouri or Illinois. The student-to-faculty ratio at Webster University is 14:1, ensuring that students receive individualized attention from their instructors. Furthermore, nearly half of all classes have fewer than 20 students enrolled. This allows for a more intimate learning environment where professors can engage with their students on a personal level.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 53%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 53%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 1,571
Female applicants 996
Male applicants 575
Applicants accepted 838
Female applicants accepted 512
Male applicants accepted 326
Freshman enrollment 426
Female freshman enrollment 243
Male freshman enrollment 183
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 76%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 97%
Average high school GPA 3.4
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3-3.8

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 14%
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 520-650
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown N/A
SAT Math average score N/A
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 470-630
SAT Math score breakdown N/A
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 85%
Average ACT Composite score 23
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 21-28
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A