Students Say

A “highly specialized” private academy, Webb Institute offers a single “prestigious” degree program in naval architecture and marine engineering. By all accounts, this tiny school does “an excellent job of preparing students with the technical skills, knowledge, and work ethic to succeed in the marine field.” The “rigorous” academic program comes with a notoriously “heavy workload,” as students master structural engineering, mechanical engineering, systems design, and other fields related to ship architecture. A current undergrad admits, “This is the hardest I’ve worked my whole life and passing with a C is considered a success.”

Overview

Applicants
97
Acceptance Rate
33%
Average HS GPA
4.10

GPA Breakdown

88%
Over 3.75
8%
3.50 - 3.74
4%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
640 - 730
SAT Math
680 - 790
SAT Writing
620 - 710
ACT Composite
31 - 33

Deadlines

Early Decision
October 15

Regular
February 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Interview
Character / Personal Qualities
Level of applicant's interest

Overall

Students Say

A “highly specialized” private academy, Webb Institute offers a single “prestigious” degree program in naval architecture and marine engineering. By all accounts, this tiny school does “an excellent job of preparing students with the technical skills, knowledge, and work ethic to succeed in the marine field.” The “rigorous” academic program comes with a notoriously “heavy workload,” as students master structural engineering, mechanical engineering, systems design, and other fields related to ship architecture. A current undergrad admits, “This is the hardest I’ve worked my whole life and passing with a C is considered a success.” Most, however, welcome the challenge, saying the school excels at “fostering values of hard work, perseverance, leadership, honesty, and respect” in every student. Because Webb is “a college the size of a frat” (there are only about eighty undergraduates!), “you know everyone, professors and president included.” Plus, “with no teaching assistants or graduate students, you always interact directly with the professor.” “Tough but accessible,” the school’s eleven full-time faculty members are “highly knowledgeable and are willing to help students understand the material, even outside of class.” They also “have significant work experience that they bring to the classroom to relate lessons to the real world.” On top of that, students “gain job experience by working for two months every winter” via the “mandatory internship program,” which means each “will graduate with eight months of work experience in the field.” Students are prepared, and it shows: The school boasts an incredible “100 percent placement rate” post-graduation. Even better, all admitted U.S. citizens receive a “full scholarship” covering their tuition—they are only responsible for the costs of room, board, and supplies.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
13
with Terminal Degree
8

11
Men
2
Women

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
86%
Graduate in 5 years
91%
Graduate in 6 years
91%

Majors

  • Engineering

  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering


Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
67
Application Deadlines
Jul 1
Notification Date
Aug 1

Required Forms

Business Farm Supp
FAFSA
School

Bottom Line

Every Webb student receives a full-tuition scholarship founded by Mr. Webb, and continued by the generous contributions of alumni/ae, friends of Webb, parents, corporations, and the U.S. government. All admitted students also get paid for two months of internships every year. The only costs are room, board, books, and supplies, which come to $14,150 each year. You can also expect to pay another $3,775 in personal expenses (including transportation and a laptop). There are some additional scholarships available to deserving students to help defray these costs, and if a student needs additional financial assistance, the school recommends pursuing federal grants and loans (and they’ll help you do so).

Bang For Your Buck

Webb’s full-tuition scholarship creates the lowest average student loan indebtedness of any four-year college in the nation besides the military academies. Job prospects are phenomenal; every Webb student goes to work in the marine industry for two months every year, creating a professional network and résumé content of eight 8 months or more industry experience. In part due to this experience, as well as the school’s specialized nature and excellent reputation, every graduate has a job at graduation or within two months after.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,500

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,500

Average Need-Based Loan
$0

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$4,500

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
32%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$43,544

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$0
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$44,000
Required Fees
$0
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,080

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

There are students from “all different countries, races, states, and ages” at Webb, though the school predominantly attracts “nerdy white males with [an] affinity for boats.” A current undergrad hollers, “We definitely want more women! Please!” Even so, “There is a wide range of personalities” at the school, from “quiet and reserved” to “awkward” to social. Thanks to the miniscule enrollment, the campus comes to feel like “one big family,” with an “extremely closeknit bond between the whole student body.” Admittedly, “when you spend all your time with the same twenty-four people, you tend to become pretty friendly with each other.” Though a love for boats is the most obvious common denominator, Webbies also tend to be “smart and well-informed.” Around campus, “conversations often turn to philosophy and debates about various subjects,” like literature and politics.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
90
Out of State
72%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
3

Demographics

8.99%
Asian
85.39%
Caucasian
1.12%
Unknown
1.12%
International

13% female
87% male
72% are out of state
100% are full time
0% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Life at Webb is “four years of hard work and late nights,” though students say, “If you manage your time well, it’s not so bad”: “Between projects and tests, we find time to enjoy ourselves, get exercise, and help out the community.” When they aren’t hitting the books, Webbies often “play basketball in the gym or ‘frockey’ (a Webb Frisbee game) on the tennis courts,” or simply relax at school. Located “in a mansion on Long Island sound,” the beautiful Webb campus “is full of scenic places to relax, both outdoors and in.” Not surprisingly, maritime activities are also popular pastimes. On the weekends, many go “sailing or kayaking,” or take “one of the school-funded motor boats on the Long Island Sound for some fishing or water skiing.” Webb undergrads engage in more traditional college activities, too—”sports, movies, video games, drinking”—or “venture into NYC occasionally” for a night on the town. With such a small student body, though, students must be proactive if they want to maintain a balanced lifestyle. A current undergrad explains, “From volunteering, to sports, to parties on campus, students are the ones who make the opportunities come about.” Even the school’s popular sports teams have to “scour the mansion looking for extra players.” But, students assure us, “All it takes is some initiative.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
100%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
95
First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
79

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
4
Number of Honor Societies
0

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
0

Sports

Athletic Division
Other

Men's Sports (Clippers)
5 Sports

Basketball
Sailing
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Clippers)
5 Sports

Basketball
Sailing
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
6

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Lauri D'Ambra
Assistant Director of Admissions

Address
298 Crescent Beach Road
Glen Cove, NY 11542

Phone
516-671-8355

Email
admissions@webb.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Stevenson Taylor Hall
Brockett Pub
Waterfront Facility
Robinson Model Tank

Most Popular Places Off Campus
New York City

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
LaGuardia Airport, New York City