Fast Facts


Webb Institute Main Gate

History:

The State of New York granted a Charter to Webb’s Academy and Home for Shipbuilders on April 2, 1889.  In 1933, authority was obtained from the University of the State of New York to award a Bachelor of Science degree.  Webb Institute is the oldest school devoted to naval architecture and marine engineering in the United States.

Academic Program:

  • Dual Bachelor of Science Degree program in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • 146 credit-hour program with four required internships

Academic Calendar:

  • Fall Semester (Mid-August –> Mid-December)
  • Winter Work Term (Early January –> Late February)
  • Spring Semester (Late February –> Mid-June)

Enrollment Facts:

  • 2014-15 – 90 Students
  • 2015-16 – 92 Students
  • 2016-17 – 94 students
  • 2017-18 – 98 students
  • 100% of students live on campus
  • Average student-to-faculty ratio – 9:1

2017 Diversity (Student Body):

  • Caucasian: 81%
  • Asian: 11%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Multiracial: 5%
  • Unknown 2%

Location:

  • 26-acre historic campus
  • Located 25 miles from New York City on the north shore of Long Island

Accreditation:

Webb Institute is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000.

The Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Class of 2020-2021 Profile

General Admissions Statistics:

  • Number of students in class: 27
  • Number of states represented:
    • Northeast: 52%
    • South: 25%
    • West: 14%
    • Midwest: 7%
    • International: 2 %
  • Overall admit rate: 27%

Academic Admissions Statistics:

  • Average GPA: 3.9 (unweighted)
  • Standardized Test Scores (Middle 50%):
    • ACT (composite): 32-34
      • ACT (math): 32-35
      • ACT (science): 31-36
    • SAT (Math): 720-790
    • SAT (Evidence-Based Reading): 690-740
    • SAT Subject Tests:
      • Math Level 2: 710-790
      • Chemistry: 670-760
      • Physics: 680-780

Co-Curricular Activities:

Students in the class of 2021 participated in the following activities prior to enrolling at Webb:

  • 93% – Athletics (54% in Water-related activities including Sailing, Scuba Diving, Crew, Lifeguarding, Swimming, etc.)
  • 75% – Community Service
  • 64% – Performing Arts (18% received All-State designation in their instrument of choice)
  • 57% – Part-Time Work
  • 43% – Academic Teams (including Science Olympiad, Math Team, Academic Team, etc.)
  • 32% – FIRST Robotics or other competitive Robotics Teams

Fun Facts and Accomplishments:

  • One is a Tier 1 Nationally Ranked Ice Hockey Team Player
  • One rebuilt a 1951 Sea King Outboard and was an immunopathology Intern at U Penn’s Chemistry Lab
  • One is a Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab ASPIRE Intern
  • One built a Go-Kart
  • One received NAR L1 High Power Rocketry Certification
  • One turned his backyard swing set into a water park with pipes and hoses
  • One designed a week-long educational experience to Washington, DC for his High School
  • One constructed a 14-foot sailing catamaran
  • One is a VA Aerospace, Science & Technology Scholar
  • One is a Triathlete who competed at Nationals twice
  • One hiked the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail
  • One climbed Mount Whitney
  • One is a Bowhunter
  • One is an Air Rifle Competitor
  • One participated in a foreign exchange program in Denmark
  • One is a Beekeeper and a Butterfly Garden Keeper