Webb Institute: Narrative Description

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Crescent Beach Rd.
Glen Cove, NY 11542-1398
Tel: (516)671-2213
Fax: (516)674-9838
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.webb-institute.edu/


Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1889. Setting: 26-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $49.9 million. Research spending 2003-04: $27,700. Educational spending 2003-04: $28,745 per student. Total enrollment: 76. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 90 applied, 32% were admitted. 63% from top 10% of their high school class, 100% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 76 students, 22% women, 78% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 71% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 1% 25 or older, 100% live on campus, 0% transferred in. Retention: 95% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Independent study, double major, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Hofstra University.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: early decision. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview, proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, SAT II: Writing Test, SAT II Subject Tests in math and either physics or chemistry. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 10/15 for early decision. Notification: continuous until 4/30, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $7900 includes full-time tuition ($0) and college room and board ($7900). All students are awarded full tuition scholarships.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: The Webb Women; 100% of women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Organization, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Society of Naval Engineers, Society of Women Engineers. Major annual events: Family Weekend, Webbstock, Casino Night. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 110 college housing spaces available; 100 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Livingston Library with 53,319 books, 1,656 microform titles, 270 serials, 885 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $197,579. 76 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus.

Community Environment:

Population 27,000, Glen Cove lies 22 miles from New York City on Long Island's historic North Shore. The Long Island Railroad furnishes commuter service to New York City. The area has excellent boating, swimming, horseback riding, and fishing facilities. Part-time employment is available.

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