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Webster University

Webster University is an American non-profit private university with its main campus in Webster Groves, Missouri, United States.

Location

Address
470 E Lockwood Ave.
City
Saint Louis
State
MO

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
3490
Total Graduate enrollment
15614
In State Tuition Fees
23700
Out State Tuition Fees
23700
ACT Score
27
SAT Score
1250
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.5
Male Female Ratio
46:54
Acceptance Rate
55%
Student Faculty Ratio
11:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Gorlok
Colors
White Navy Blue Gold
Conference
SLIAC

College History

History

It was founded in 1915 by the Sisters of Loretto as Loretto College, a Catholic women's college, one of the first west of the Mississippi River. The first male students were admitted in 1962. The Sisters of Loretto transferred ownership of the university to a lay Board of Directors in 1967. They were the first Catholic college in the United States to be totally under lay control. Webster was involved in the early racial integration battles in St. Louis. During the early 1940s, many local priests, especially the Jesuits, challenged the segregationist policies at the city's Catholic colleges and parochial schools. The St. Louis chapter of the Midwest Clergy Conference on Negro Welfare arranged in 1943 for Webster College to admit a black female student, Mary Aloyse Foster, which would make it the city's first Catholic college to integrate. However, in 1943 Archbishop John J. Glennon blocked that student's enrollment by speaking privately with the Kentucky-based Superior General of the Sisters of Loretto. The Pittsburgh Courier, an African-American newspaper with national circulation, discovered Glennon's actions and ran a front-page feature on the Webster incident in February 1944. The negative publicity toward Glennon's segregationist policies led Saint Louis University to begin admitting African American students in summer 1944. In the Fall of 1945, Webster College responded to pressure by admitting Irene Thomas, a Catholic African-American woman from St. Louis, as a music major.

College Specialty

Specialty

Webster University, a worldwide institution, ensures high quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

Alumni

Alumni

Alumni include Tony Award winning actor Norbert Leo Butz and multiple Tony Award winning choreographer and director Jerry Mitchell, as well as actor and cabaret artist Nathan Lee Graham;William Broad, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for The New York Times; John Boccieri former U.S. Congressman; Ann Walsh Bradley, Wisconsin State Supreme Court Justice; Lloyd James Austin III, Army General; Clarence Harmon, former Mayor and Chief of Police for St. Louis; Roderick Royal, former Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama; and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. R. Alan King Military Veteran (Panama and Iraq) and author of Twice Armed: An American Soldiers Battle for Hearts and Minds in Iraq � Winner of 2008 William E. Colby Award. Kathy Mazzarella, Chairman, President and CEO of Graybar, one of only 16 female CEOs of Fortune 500 companies nationwide. Three-time Emmy Awardee, Leyna Nguyen, KCAL9 News Anchor, Los Angeles.

Campus

Campus

47 acres (19 ha)

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