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Webster University Admission Requirements

Saint Louis, Missouri

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Your chances of getting into Webster University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Webster University
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Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Webster University is 59.4%.  Its admission rate is the 10th lowest in Missouri.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Webster University and can you get accepted?

Webster University is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,444 out of the 2,429 who applied were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 49 percent on standardized admission tests. Webster University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.64. 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Webster University?

59% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Webster University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.64 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1140 on the SAT
  • Score 23 on the ACT

Webster University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Webster University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Webster University are to have around a 3.64 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Webster University accepts 59% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Webster University is 3.64 on the 4.0 scale. 61% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #10 in Missouri for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Webster University is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.6 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Webster University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 61.0% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 2.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 11.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 3.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 8.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 6.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 2.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Webster University SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Webster University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 5% of students submitted SAT scores and 34% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Webster University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 523
Math 25th Percentile 510
Composite 25th Percentile 1033
SAT Scores for Webster University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 640
Math 75th Percentile 610
Composite 75th Percentile 1250
Average SAT Score 1140

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Webster University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Webster University is 1140 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1033-1250. Students who get into Webster University score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Webster University ranks #14 in the state of Missouri for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1140 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Webster University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1033 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1033, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 930, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Webster University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1140 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1141, you have around a 59% chance of being admitted. A 1250 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 73% chance of getting in.

Webster University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1250 and Above Good >73%
1141 to 1250 Avg + 59%-73%
1033 to 1141 Avg - 43%-59%
925 to 1033 Reach 29%-43%
Less than 925 Low <29%
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Webster University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Webster University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 20
Math 25th Percentile 18
Composite 25th Percentile 20
ACT Scores for Webster University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 29
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 27
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Webster University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Webster University is 23, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 20 and 27.  The school ranks #15 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 23. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 20 and score in the score in the top 49 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Webster University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Webster University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Webster University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 23 score has around 59% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 75% with a 27 ACT score.

Webster University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >75%
23 to 27 Avg + 59%-75%
20 to 23 Avg - 45%-59%
17 to 20 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 17 Low <32%
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Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Webster University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,487 942 2,429
Accepted 869 575 1,444
Acceptance Rate 58% 61% 59%
Enrolled 224 136 360
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 24% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Webster University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Webster University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Webster University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Webster University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Webster University is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.64 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 1140 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1250 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 23 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Webster University often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=179894 IPEDS survey data for Webster University.


Does Webster University prefer SAT or ACT?

5% of students submit their SAT scores to Webster University. 34% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Webster University?

59% of those who apply are granted admission to Webster University. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Webster University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1033 and 1250. The average SAT score is 1141. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Webster University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. The average ACT score is 23. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.