Fast Facts


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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.

Location:

Webb is located 25 miles from New York City on a 26-acre historic campus on the north shore of Long Island.  In any given year, our Webbies join us from approximately 30 different states.  Students often drive or use the following types of public transportation to get to and from campus and/or Winter Work Term:

  • The Long Island Railroad (LIRR), which has two stops within 2.5 miles from campus
  • LaGuardia Airport (24 miles from campus)
  • John F. Kennedy Airport (25 miles from campus, connects to LIRR)
  • MacArthur Airport (36 miles from campus)

Accreditation:

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education logo

    Webb Institute is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801.   (267-284-5011) www.msche.org.  The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

    Webb Institute’s initial accreditation was granted in 1950.  Please visit the MSCHE website for the Webb Institute’s current accreditation phase and status:  https://www.msche.org/institution/0426/

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

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:

Webb is a family! With an average student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1 and with 100% of students living on campus, you will get to know your fellow Webbies as well as Webb’s faculty and staff members well!  Below you will find the total enrollment at Webb for the past five years:

  • 2022-23 – 103 students
  • 2021-22 – 105 students
  • 2020-21 – 101 students
  • 2019-20 – 103 students
  • 2018-19 – 104 students

2021 Diversity (Student Body):

  • Caucasian: 77%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Multiracial: 8%
  • Unknown: 3%

Graduation Rate and Retention Rate:

Of those students who entered Webb Institute as first-time, full-time, bachelor degree-seeking undergraduates for the cohort year of 2015, the six-year graduate rate was: 81% and the four-year graduation rate was: 77%. For the cohort of all full-time bachelor’s degree-seeking students who entered Webb Institute as freshmen in Fall 2020, 93% were enrolled at Webb Institute in its official fall enrollment in 2021.

Completion and Graduation Rates:

No. of Graduates F/T Employment Graduate School Military Service Other Activities
Class of 2021 22 21 0 0 1
Class of 2020 25 21 4 0 0
Class of 2019 22 19 3 0 0
Class of 2018 21 21 0 0 0
Class of 2017 19 15 4 0 0
Class of 2016 19 18 0 1 0
Class of 2015 20 17 2 0 1
Class of 2014 15 14 0 0 1

Webbie Profile (Class of 2024-2026)

General Admissions Statistics:

  • Number of students in class: 28
  • Number of states/countries represented:
    • US Northeast: 50%
    • US South: 24%
    • US West: 17%
    • US Midwest: 7%
    • International: 2%
  • Overall admit rate: 16.9% (Class of 2026)

Academic Admissions Statistics:

  • Median GPA: 3.90/4.0 scale (unweighted)
  • Standardized Test Scores (Middle 50%):
    • ACT (composite): 31-35
      • ACT (math): 32-35
      • ACT (science): 31-35
      • ACT (reading): 33-36
    • SAT (Math): 725-775
    • SAT (Evidence-Based Reading): 675-755

Students in the class of 2026 participated in the following activities prior to enrolling at Webb:

  • 86% were involved in athletics with representation across 19 different sports
  • 1/3 built or refurbished a boat (ranging from cardboard boats and boats made of water bottles to canoes and sculls to motor botas), 1/3 competed on a sailing team, and 1/4 completed marine-related research. Many others were involved in a water-related sport, activity, hobby, or job.
  • 82% have served as a Founder, Captain, President, Senior Patrol Leader, Chair, Head or Editor of a club, sports team or organization
  • 40% play a musical instrument (including piano, trumpet, drums, guitar, ukulele, bagpipes, clarinet, baritone saxophone, oboe, and bass)
  • 25% participated in a Robotics Team, with others participating in a Destination Imagination Team, Drone Team, Battlebot Team, or Rube Goldberg Team.
  • 30% were involved in Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts, Sea Scouts or Venture Crew, with 20% earning the designation of Eagle Scout or Gold Award Recipient, and 1 being named National Yeoman.

Co-Curricular Activities:

Fun Facts and Accomplishments:

  • One had their marine research published in Radiant Research Journal
  • One is a self-taught furniture maker
  • Two are involved in SeaScouts at the National Level
  • One developed a mobile fire suppression system for a Stryker
  • One restored a ’83 Jeep CJ7
  • One designed an affordable solar powered buoy to detect oil pollution
  • One has one multiple national awards in Public Speaking and a Congressional Award-Gold
  • One runs charter boats in the NY area and has a YouTube Channel on Fishing
  • One built a glider to send to the stratosphere that can autonomously fly back to them
  • One founded a 3D Custom Charms Shop on Etsy and another a clothing store on Etsy
  • Several were named Student Body President
  • One was named Prom King
  • …and many students have already jumped into the world of boats by:
    • designing and prototyping a boat out of water bottles
    • building a scull
    • refurbishing various motorboats
    • serving as an intern in hydrostatic stability and marine manufacturing
    • founding cardboard boat racing teams
    • being employed at a Marine Machine Shop
    • serving in the Coast Guard
    • prototyping machined aluminum for interiors of superyachts
    • and so on….