Webb Institute Featured in The Princeton Review Book, “The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition”

9781524710224Webb Institute is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2018 edition of its college guide, “The Best 382 Colleges” (Penguin Random House / Princeton Review, $24.99, August 1, 2017).

Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, which is one of The Princeton Review’s most popular guides. Published annually since 1992, it has detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores in eight categories.  The book also has ranking lists of top 20 schools in 62 categories. All of the ranking lists are based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of students attending the colleges.

“We chose Webb Institute for this book because it offers outstanding academics, “said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief and author of “The Best 382 Colleges”. “Our selections are primarily based on our surveys of administrators at several hundred four-year colleges. We also visit dozens of colleges each year and give considerable weight to opinions of our staff and our 24-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, most importantly, we look at valuable feedback we get from each school’s customers – our surveys of students attending them. We also keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character.”

President R. Keith Michel comments, “We are pleased that the Princeton Review has again acknowledged Webb’s commitment to excellence in education, by selecting Webb as one of its 382 Best Colleges.”

In its profile on Webb Institute, The Princeton Review praises it for its “100 job placement rate” and quotes extensively from Webb students the company surveyed for the book. Among their comments: “The curriculum is “intense,” but the academics tie in well with the winter work terms: “Work terms give each student a feel for industry sectors and allow them to make improved career decisions when selecting a first job.”

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges from 1 to 382 in any category. Instead it uses students’ ratings of their schools to compile 62 ranking lists of top 20 colleges in the book in various categories. The lists in this edition are entirely based on The Princeton Review’s survey of 137,000 students (358 per campus on average) attending the colleges. The 80-question survey asks students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences at them. Topics range from their assessments of their professors as teachers to opinions about their school’s career services. The Princeton Review explains the basis for each ranking list at http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/ranking-methodology.

Webb Institute is on the following ranking lists in “The Best 382 Colleges”: Best Career Services, Most Accessible Professors, and Students Study the Most.

The schools in “The Best 382 Colleges” also have rating scores in eight categories. The Princeton Review tallied them based on institutional data it collected during the 2016 -17 academic year and/or its student survey for the book. Rating scores are on a scale of 60 to 99. Categories include: Academics, Admissions Selectivity, Financial Aid, Fire Safety, and Green, a measure of school’s commitment to the sustainability and the environment in its policies, practices and education programs. Among the ratings in the Webb profile are scores of 98 for Academics and 94 for Quality of Life. The Princeton Review explains the basis for each rating score in the book and at http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/college-ratings.

In a “Survey Says” sidebar in the book’s profile on Webb Institute, The Princeton Review lists topics that Webb students surveyed for the book were in most agreement about in their answers to survey questions. The list includes: “students are happy,” “career services are great,” and “internships are widely available.”

Webb Takes Second Place in WFSA 2017 Ferry Design Competition

A team of Webbies have taken second place in the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) 2017 Ferry Design Competition. The student team, advised by Dean Matthew Werner, consisted of Captain Andrew Vogeler ’18, Brandon Louis ’18, and Nicholas De Sherbinin ’18.

Students from nine institutions, including Webb, submitted designs for a 200 passenger ferry for 30 kilometers of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok Thailand, with the mandate of providing plans for a vessel that is safe, affordable to construct and operate and is appropriate for its intended geographic place. The University of Liege took first place, Webb second, and the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur third.

The team will give a presentation on their vessel at the Ferry Safety and Technology Conference on Thursday, May 11, 2017,  in New York City where they will also be receiving their award.

About Webb’s Ferry Design:

The team paid particular attention to ensuring passenger safety and operational efficiency in their design. This was shown through the incorporation of redundancy as a core characteristic in various mechanical systems on board the vessel.

This redundancy is achieved by designing the mechanical systems to be operated by one of two machinery spaces in the ship’s demi-hulls. These systems include the fuel oil system, the carbon dioxide fire suppression system, the fire main system, electrical power system and the steering gear control.

The team also designed easy open/removable windows to provide an easy escape from the vessel in the event of a major emergency.

In order to keep the vessel affordable, the hull is comprised of uniplanar curves aimed at reducing manufacturing costs, while still maintaining efficiency and pleasing aesthetics. The team also planned to reduce the overall maintenance cost of vessel through the use of local shipyards and mechanics, as well as through the use of Cummins engines and generators. The ferry also makes use of a simple interior design, which allows for reduced manufacturing costs when compared to other catamaran ferries.

The team also considered ease of operation by designing a midship loading station which would allow the vessel to be docked at the existing piers. The transverse offset of the propellers relative to centerline increases maneuverability of vessel at low speed operation, while a raised pilothouse and strategic bench placement increases overall pilot visibility. The use of a CCTV system was considered to provide the pilothouse with exterior views of vessel during operation.

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Webb Institute Featured in Princeton Review Book, “Colleges That Pay You Back: 2017 Edition”

Webb Institute is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price according to The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com).

The education services company features the school in the 2017 edition of its just published book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck (Penguin Random House / Princeton Review Books, $21.99, Jan. 31). The company also posted its school profiles for this book and the book’s seven categories of ranking lists on its website at http://www.princetonreview.com/colleges-pay-you-back

Prin_9780451487490_cvr_all_r1_3P.inddThe Princeton Review chose the schools based on ROI (return on investment) ratings it tallied for 650 schools last year. The ratings weighted 40 data points that covered everything from academics, cost, and financial aid to graduation rates, student debt, and alumni salaries and job satisfaction.  The Princeton Review editors culled data from the company’s surveys of administrators and students in 2015-16 and from PayScale.com’s surveys of school alumni conducted through April 2016.

“We highly recommend Webb Institute, and all of our Colleges That Pay You Back schools.  They stand out not only for their outstanding academics but also for their affordability via comparatively low sticker prices and /or generous financial aid to students with need – or both,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Senior VP/Publisher and lead author of the book.  “Students at these colleges also have access to extraordinary career services programs from their freshman year on, plus a lifetime of alumni connections and post-grad support.”

In the book’s profile of Webb Institute, The Princeton Review editors praise the school for its “unrivaled reputation within the marine industry” and quote from Webb Institute students the company surveyed who described the college as “THE college for Naval Architecture, where job offer is basically guaranteed after graduating.” It also cites PayScale.com figures reporting Webb Institute graduates with at least a bachelor’s degree have a median starting salary of $65,400 and median mid-career salary of $105,000.

The book also has an introductory section identifying “Great Schools for the Highest Paying Majors” and tips for getting financial aid, scholarships and grants from colleges. In addition to the profiles of 200 (73 public and 127 private) tuition-charging schools, profiles of nine tuition-free schools are in the book.

The Princeton Review is also known for its school profiles and rankings in its annual book, The Best 381 Colleges, published in August, its Best Business Schools and Best Law Schools web features, published in October.

About Webb Institute

Founded in 1889 by William H. Webb, Webb Institute is a top-ranked undergraduate college specializing in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Webb provides full-tuition scholarships to all admitted students; admission to Webb is extremely competitive with a maximum of 28 students being accepted into the program each year. Webb Institute prides itself on a 100% placement rate for graduates who are highly sought after by all segments of the marine industry. Webb Institute is located on a beautiful, waterfront campus in Glen Cove, NY, on the North Shore of Long Island.  For more information, visit www.webb.edu.

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college – and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY, and is an operating business of Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH).  For more information, visit www.princetonreview.com. Follow the company on Twitter @theprincetonrev.

Webb Ranked Among the Best Schools Nationally for Student Debt

The Student Loan Report has reported that Webb Institute has been ranked as one of the best schools in the Nation for minimizing student loan debt!

According to SLR’s recent report, Webb was ranked as the #5 Best College for Minimizing Student Debt in New York, #5 for all Private Schools, and #11 Overall.

Student Loan Report, which used Peterson’s most recent financial aid data set, ranked and analyzed over 1,200 schools in the United States by student loan debt per graduate.

This is not the first-time Webb has been recognized for its affordability. This year, AffordableColleges.com ranked Webb #11 on their 50 Most Affordable Small Private Collages in the United States list, and LendEDU ranked Webb #10 out of 1,300 colleges for the Lowest Student Debt Per Borrower.

Webb Institute Ranked #10 for the lowest student debt per borrower by Lendedu

This year, Lendedu, an independent marketplace for student loans and student loan refinancing, ranked Webb Institute #10 out of 1,300 colleges for the lowest student loan debt per borrower.

According to Lendedu’s “Student Loan Debt by School By State Report”, Webb is giving students a very low amount of student debt at the time of graduation. The report was created using the newest licensed Peterson’s financial aid data. Peterson’s released the fresh data for the Class of 2015 at the start of August 2016.

For the complete list of rankings: Student Loan Debt Rankings – School Level  

Webb Institute Featured in Princeton Review Book, “Colleges That Pay You Back: 2016 Edition”

Webb Institute is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price according to The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com).

The education services company features the school in the 2016 edition of its just published book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck (Penguin Random House / Princeton Review Books, $21.99, Feb. 2).  Read more…

Madam Secretary Films at Webb

Last fall, CBS television was at Webb filming numerous scenes for “Madam Secretary.” Filming took place at various locations around campus including the Visconti Reception Room, Cuneo Courtyard, Kate Luckenbach Courtyard, outside the Luckenbach Graduate Center, Motley Hall, the president’s office, and Rosenblatt Gallery.  A few of these shots were included in last fall’s season finale.

Madam Secretary, The Greater Good (Season 2, Episode 10)

Madam Secretary, Unity Node (Season 2, Episode 11)


10 Best Private Colleges Where Everybody Gets a Scholarship

Webb was picked #5 in the following Money article: 10 Best Private Colleges Where Everybody Gets a Scholarship.

No freshman pays full price at these highly rated colleges.

The cost of private college has gotten so painfully high that most schools now award scholarships to the vast majority of their students.

At least 223 colleges go even further—giving every single one of their freshmen a scholarship. (Freshmen who are U.S. citizens or legal residents, that is. Very few colleges give significant aid to international students.) Read more…

Webb Featured on FoxBusiness.com

FoxBusiness.com recently published an article titled  “Tuition-Free Colleges – Higher Education, Lower Prices”. The article gave readers a list of tuition-free institutions and what each specializes in.  Webb Institute made the list.

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Business Insider Article

This New York college is a top-ranked school that charges zero tuition — but there’s a catch

Webb Institute is one of only a handful of colleges in the US that offers a tuition-free four-year education. Located in Glen Cove, New York, the school boasts a strong academic program, and is ranked in the “most selective” category by the US News & World Report.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/webb-institute-offers-tuition-free-college-2015-7#ixzz3jkA2vLTM