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Academics

As Webb Institute proudly boasts: “If you can design a ship, you can design anything.” All graduates of this unique Long Island engineering school receive a full tuition scholarship and leave with a dual degree in naval architecture and marine engineering, with paid internships required during every academic year. Grads have a 100 percent job placement rate. The curriculum is “intense,” but the academics tie in well with the winter work terms: “Work terms give each student a feel for industry sectors and allow them to make improved career decisions when selecting a first job,” says a student. “You’ll learn something in the classroom and then see it in action.” Students find this incredibly valuable; “not only do you know how things work, you understand why they work.”

Students “are surrounded by ship models, half hulls on the walls, and people who are all interested in ships, boats, cutters, yachts, and anything else that goes in the water.” The professors are “brilliant,” and since they all have practical experience they are “able to make our education applicable to what we’ll be doing once we graduate.” There are only four classrooms at Webb; desks are in the back, chairs for class are in the front. Students do their homework at their desk in the classroom, surrounded by classmates, and if help is needed on a problem, “all you have to do is look up and ask the room.”

The specialized tools that are made available to students are what “most schools could only dream of buying,” and the level of trust from the staff means students can freely take advantage of such resources as the towing tank and student garage. The student body at Webb functions based on an honor code, creating a “safe and supportive environment” which “allows our professors to give us take home tests knowing that no one will cheat.” “I fully trust any individual at Webb,” says a student. You also “cannot beat the alumni network here,” which readily helps students find jobs, lodging, and anything else they need.

Student Body

Given that there are only about ninety students total, students “become best friends very quickly, giving everyone great support systems both academically and socially.” “My classmates are like a family to me,” says one. “They are all smart, capable people who work hard and play hard.” As another person puts it, “You can tell people apart by the sound of their footsteps.” Students come from around the country (and the world in some cases) which “brings different views together and creates a good mix within the student body.” Though academic stress can arise, students find easy comfort in each other. “We have all come for the same reasons, and most of us enjoy the same stuff. Therefore, we all have similar quirks and use these to entertain ourselves.”

Campus Life

All students live on campus during their time at Webb, and while “most of the day is devoted to work,” there are several comfortable lounges with large television sets that are open 24/7 and a gym “not too far away.” The campus has a pub that includes a pool table, darts, and a ping pong table, and sailing, kitesurfing, waterskiing, and other water sports are predictably popular Everyone participates in the student-run government, and extracurriculars are rampant; “if students want to do something, they take it upon themselves to make it happen” (no skill or prior experience is required to join any team at Webb). You “have to really push yourself to get work done to the point where you can leave on a weekend.” However, students often tend to mix work and play in smaller increments, which is more doable. Proximity to New York City makes it easy for students to take day trips on weekends if they choose. In addition, “the school offers sponsored trips into the city to see cultural events like Broadway shows or symphony performances several times per semester.”

Overview

Applicants
106
Acceptance Rate
35%
Average HS GPA
4.00

GPA Breakdown

88%
Over 3.75
12%
3.50 - 3.74

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
680 - 750
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
760 - 790
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
30 - 34

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended

Deadlines

Early Decision — October 15

Regular — February 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Interview
Character / Personal Qualities
Level of applicant's interest

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
14
with Terminal Degree
10

11
Men
3
Women

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
68%
Graduate in 5 years
77%
Graduate in 6 years
77%

Majors

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.


Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
68%
Graduate in 5 years
77%
Graduate in 6 years
77%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$70,800

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$138,200

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$71,600

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$143,900

Percent STEM
100%


Students Say

With only one academic major and a mandatory internship program, Webb has a pretty established reputation for the students it sends out into the world, and a one hundred percent job placement rate reflects this. “Webb Institute is THE college for Naval Architecture, and a job offer is basically guaranteed after graduating.” The focus is on preparing the students for a marine engineering or naval architecture job by teaching them everything they might need to know, and students can expect one-on-one attention when lining up a post-graduation job. “Webb students are very prepared for a future career,” says one.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 1
Notification Date
Jun 1

Required Forms

Business Farm Supp
FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$570

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$1,950

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,715

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
43%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$17,870

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$46,860

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$0
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$49,750
Required Fees
$425
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$700

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

On-Campus Room and Board
$14,750
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
98
Foreign Countries Represented
2

Demographics

11.22%
Asian
1.02%
Hispanic
80.61%
Caucasian
2.04%
Unknown

20% female
80% male
78% are out of state
100% are full time
0% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Webb Institute

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Lauren Carballo

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
2

Other assistive technology
2

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

51% participate in intramural sports
51% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Clippers)
5 Sports

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

Basketball
Sailing
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services


Sustainability

61/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

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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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Laren Carballo
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
Haeberle Lab

Most Popular Places Off Campus
New York City
Jones Beach

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

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
lcarballo@webb.edu

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, Long Island Railroad


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