Webster University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (41)
Webster University was a great college especially for the working adult. I had amazing opportunities with the faculty who made lasting impressions on my career and have become lifelong friends and mentors. I would highly recommend this University. I stay in contact with many of my professors to give feedback on different aspects that helped and topics that I've encountered that could help future students. One of my favorite professors was Edward Lott who taught my managerial leadership class. His teaching style was fun and always very organized. Each 4 hour class was incredibly engaging and he had a realistic way to bring the coursework into our professional lives.
I work for one of the largest healthcare providers in St. Louis and my company designed a cohort based program with Webster University that allowed us to earn a Master's in Business Administration over close to a 3 year time span. We found that the classes were challenging yet relevant to what we face every day in the healthcare industry. A lot of the coursework was taught by experts in their fields and we were able to apply the material on the job to make headway. I found the Managerial Leadership course and the Healthcare Policy course to be helpful and all of the professors were clearly informed of what we wanted to accomplish through personal engagement. I know that Webster offers a similar cohort based program with at least two other healthcare institutions locally because I have friends in each of them.
Webster is a great school. All the professors bring real word experience to the classroom. My current professor, brings valuable experience as a top Boeing manager. He has even helped me a work through some issues I am experiencing iny current role as a hospital administrator. I highly recommend Webster.
After looking at what the market had to offer here in St. Louis, I chose to get my Masters Degree in Management and Leadership at Webster in 2006 because I already had a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from SLU and an MBA would be an expansion to what I had already learned - Management and Leadership was the best field of study for me; as a newly minted Division Vice President for a Fortune 500 company I needed to develop my softer skills of influencing my team to adapt to a changing market. My advice would be to choose wisely by reading Rate My Professor and asking other students about their experience with excellent professors. Webster's core strength lies in a balance of academic professors who know theory and consult to adjuncts who can immerse you with learning experiences to help you drive results in the real world. I had a strategy professor who changed my life there: I took what he taught me and used it to gain a promotion when I was in a roundtable with the CEO of our company. Webster teaches you to lead from your own chair.
This is not graduate level learning. I had more academic rigor in the classes I took in high school. One of my instructors shows up 30+ minutes late, if at all and talks about his personal life the entire time. If you want to get an actual graduate degree that is respected and actually learn something then go to a real school. If you want to pay 10 grand and get a degree out of a Cracker Jack box then this school is for you.
Do not apply for the International Relations degree through Webster. Find an accredited University abroad if you are interested in learning anything for a professional career. I wish i would've known the about fraud and money scams before I applied. The classes in London were more than a joke. Teachers showed up late to class, canceled at least 25% of them, and they even made me pay full price for "self study" classes which consisted of me sitting in a room by myself making up topics to present to my professor from Google. The academics are not important to them, but the money is. There are much cheaper opportunities and colleges abroad that have real classroom environments and academic criteria. You will give you a much better experience going through them as opposed to spending all your time fighting with administration over the poorly run programs they offer. As a Webster Graduate myself, I can attest that this school is anything but academic and will not help you find a job after you graduate.
I disagree with most of the posts here. My experience at Webster was outstanding. I already have an MBA from the University of California, Irvine and decided to pursue the master's in Procurement and Acquisitions Management. The program was very good. I found it to be similar in academic rigor and quality of education from my MBA program which is a top 50 MBA school. I mixed my program up by taking 3/4 of the classes in residence and the other quarter of my classes online. Both experiences were good. Watch out for fake universities that are for-profit like University of Phoenix. These institutions are out only to raise their shares on the stock market in the pursuit of profit and money. No educational institution should be based on this principle since universities should always be in pursuit of higher education and research.
Most of the reviews appear to be newer graduates, within the last 5 years. Simply put, My MBA from Webster has improved my position in life dramatically. The difference is I received my degree later in life when I had some experience already behind me. Many people of this younger generation expect to walk out of a college with a degree and obtain a starting salary well above the median salary for their field of study. To say a degree from Webster is useless shows the entitled attitude of the generation and ignores prominent graduates that include celebrities, politicians, judges, musicians, Athletes, journalists, and Film & TV arts. As with many things in life, it is what YOU make of it!
I disagree with most of the comments on these reviews. I had a great experience at Webster. I took classes at a satellite campus in Colorado, as well as online. My M.A. in Management and Leadership taught me principles I use every day in my military profession.
I attended Webster. I came here simply to see how other people felt. I saw its rating 44 % I saw some other people write good reviews about Webster but surely they are not actual students. Google "Webster" and see for yourself what other people say. I was very young and nave when I went to Webster. They completely ripped me off. Even though I was a good student, there was no support whatsoever when I needed it. I dropped out and I had to restart all over again. None of my credits were recognized or transferred. I'm not writing this review for Webster staff who, I suspect, left a couple of recent and positive comments (lies 100%) I'm writing this review for a person who doesn't have a lot of money and who is worrying if Webster's going to treat them fair. They won't. If you are, in any shape or form, sensible to check out what other people say about Webster, I strongly discourage you to take your money elsewhere. I wanted to see if Webster got a bad rating. It did. And I was happy because it reflected my experience. Its bad rating is deserved. If you are a good person and you care about your education, please don't ever consider Webster for anything -- this university betrayed me and my friends, ripped us off and, indeed, nobody mentioned that they went to Webster -- because these days, it works against them This is a bad university and its administration are bad people.