Webster University Reviews

  • 59 Reviews
  • St. Louis (MO)
  • Annual Tuition: $27,900
63% of 59 students said this degree improved their career prospects
64% of 59 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 9/23/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"You are paying for a piece of paper, not an education. Well before covid they started only doing webnet and virtual. Professors are working multiple school and getting things mixed up. It's a business not a learning facility. I attended the Orlando, FL campus where there were some amazing professors. The Tampa Campus (in St Pete) could careless about the education aspect of it. I had to drive to the campus to watch a professor on webnet/webex, just so they could bypass a rule with the GI Bill. The two professors that I did that way wouldn't reply back to my questions, usually written the night or day after the class, until the day of or the day before the next class."
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2020
  • Degree: Music
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I have a lot to say about this place and none of it is very good. I attended Webster for one semester and it was the absolute worst experience of my life. I’ve never met such rude, compassionless teachers in my life. There is one professor I can think of who was genuinely kind and good hearted, Dr. Patterson-the choir director. However, I did not have him for my professor. I had the director of the women’s choir at the time in 2015 and she was an absolute headache. I broke my leg about 2 weeks into my freshman year and had to have intense surgery to put my leg back together. The music department is NOT handicap friendly, the campus isn’t either, to be honest. I vividly remember asking someone who drives a gold cart if I could have a ride to my dorm as the crutches were causing rashes under my arm. I got a firm no as the injury hadn’t just happened. Disgusted. I had a long recovery and the whole time I was recovering, I was constantly receiving emails about my late work. How they were, “concerned,” that I might be falling behind. I received a phone call from an extremely rude admissions professor about my theatre teacher asking when I’d be returning to class because she was worried about me falling behind. In addition to this, I was receiving messages from the rude choir director about needing to keep up with my music for her class, meanwhile, I am unable to make it into the practice rooms due to there being no elevator. My voice teacher at the time kept asking me the same questions about my music, if I’d stopped taking my pain pills, and even went as far to mention that she thought I’d need some therapy. Excuse me? She is a MUSIC professor. The ONLY good experience from this are some friends I made. That is it. I have absolutely nothing good to say about this college excluding the feeling of pure joy as I watched it disappear in my rear view mirror while leaving to begin my wonderful life in MN. I attended college for the same thing in Minnesota, made tremendous friends and lifelong mentors with my professors. To this day, the still guide me. I received straight As in my classes and loved every minute of it. You couldn’t pay me to set foot on the Webster campus again."
Richard Varner
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2019
  • Degree: Human Resources
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I earned a Master of Arts in Human Resources Development. The program challenged me and I enjoyed it. I used my capstone project to secure a doctoral studies position and have been accepted into a program. Thank you to all my excellent professors and classmates! I must say though, the program is what you make it. if you aren't willing to put in the hard work you probably will be disappointed in the outcome."
Brian S.
  • Reviewed: 9/27/2019
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Webster is a quality institution for anyone. It gets the reputation of being a "degree-mill" because of its growth, but most Colleges who have Online and Satellite Programs are now tagged with that too. My experiences were all positive, from the faculty to the curriculum and programming, all the way through to the Capstone. It all tied together and made sense. My situation is like most non-traditional & working students in that I already had a lot of the real-world experiences so the Graduate Degree was the enhancement. It literally took me 18 months after I graduated to get my first raise in pay - my second raise came with change in Administration = two raises in 3 years after graduation. 5 years after graduation I make $20K more than I did when I started the program and I am positioned better for much bigger and better opportunities. The ITM Program has done wonders for me. If you are a professional in your craft a Webster education will enhance your package to your employers, as long as you highlight and utilize what the courses taught you. I'm actually going to return to get a second/sequential Master's to stay sharp and keep my stock high in the field."
  • Reviewed: 7/24/2019
  • Degree: Management
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Webster does not care about students. They will tell you about their classes are all in resident. That includes their terrible WEB-EX online. They only offer some courses once a year so you a pigeon hold once you start. Do not waste your time! My bachelors was more challenging than Webster. Dont let them fool you in telling you how great it is. Community Colleges Are More Legit!"
Emili Harvey
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2019
  • Degree: Elementary Education
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"I attended Webster University from the fall of 2010 until December of 2014. While I was there, I received the most insightful, well-rounded education I could have ever imagined. With the privilege of attending this university came experiences with surrounding school districts, practicums, knowledgeable professors, small class sizes, and so many other wonderful perks. One of the best parts about Webster University was the professors' willingness to help students in any possible way, and invest in meaningful, life-long relationships with us. When I had my daughter in February of 2012, I had several professors who were willing to work ahead in my classes so that I could be prepared in advance for assignments that were coming due. I was then able to take two weeks off with my daughter before returning to school without falling behind. The community of educators and students at Webster is the most professional and friendly that I have ever encountered and I am extremely proud to call myself an alumni of this institution."
Mikaelah Stark
  • Reviewed: 1/29/2019
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"The International Relations degree at Webster was one of the strongest programs I found that blended theory with real world experience from the professors. The faculty are all experts in their field, and yet hold their students with such high regard and value. The international campuses as well as the St Louis home campus provide excellent assistance, and humility in problem solving when students get caught in the often unavoidable university red-tape. They are a wonderful global university, and I highly recommend!"
Good Grief
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2018
  • Degree: Counseling
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Their practicum and internship locations are only in St. Louis, St. Charles, or Illinois, and they give you no other options. There are a lot of "office politics" among the professors, and they blow you off when you approach them for help. They tell students they have to quit their job and move in order to take practicum, leaving no consideration that the students will have to leave their homes and put their elderly parents in some sort of facility while they attend school. Webster discriminates against minorities and is not all-inclusive. One student has been put in remediation 3 times because he doesn't speak clear enough English, when his goal is to work with Spanish speaking clients! Webster refuses to work with the largest mental health care facility in the state because the Professor who pushes the paperwork is too lazy to complete the paperwork on time! While the classes are well taught, the bureaucracy is prohibitive. Webster claims to care about the students, but all they really care about is the money! FYI, I was a straight A student, but the practicum hit a road block that apparently can't be over come."
Jeff Faretra
  • Reviewed: 7/3/2018
  • Degree: Instructional Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I completed the Webster University MET completely online. Overall, my experience with Webster University was positive. First I had an exceptional advisor that worked with me throughout the program. Once I was accepted he asked me how many classes I wanted to take per semester--after that I was enrolled every semester for my required classes. He responded to questions quickly, provided great advice, and genuinely seemed interested in me as a person and student. As for the Professors during the courses, the majority were excellent. They were quick to respond with answers to questions, provided an acceptable turnaround time on grades, and again seemed interested in being part of my personal and professional growth. The course ended with a Capstone project with the requirement to create a Digital Portfolio. I would this "okay". The best piece of advice I can give to anyone looking at this program is to save every assignment and review provided by your professors. I did this and I will be honest, the Capstone was simple--a lot of copy and paste. I understand that this is something that I can use to showcase my experience at Webster, but I don't feel in the end it was "Master Level" work. Lastly, I attended the local graduation ceremony. There were a total of about 60 people that graduated and for a satellite location, Webster did the a wonderful job. What impressed me most was the President of Webster, Dr. Stroble, attended the ceremony."
Lauren Grimes
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Webster University is a great school and it has an amazing psychology department. The psychology department consists of great professors who are well versed in psychology and who challenge their students to be excellent. I am grateful for the opportunity to have attended Webster University for my undergraduate career."