Fast Facts

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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.


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, students travel to campus 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)


  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education logo

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

  • The Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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:

  • 2020-21 – 101 students
  • 2019-20 – 103 students
  • 2018-19 – 104 students
  • 2017-18 – 98 students
  • 2016-17 – 94 students
  • 2015-16 – 92 students

2020 Diversity (Student Body):

  • Caucasian: 81%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Multiracial: 8%
  • Unknown: 1%

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 2013, the six-year graduate rate was: 75% and the four-year graduation rate was: 67%. For the cohort of all full-time bachelor’s degree-seeking students who entered Webb Institute as freshmen in Fall 2019, 92% were enrolled at Webb Institute in its official fall enrollment in 2020.

Completion and Graduation Rates:

No. of Graduates F/T Employment Graduate School Military Service Other Activities
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

Class of 2024 Profile

General Admissions Statistics:

  • Number of students in class: 28
  • Number of states/countries represented:
    • US Northeast: 50%
    • US South: 29%
    • US West: 14%
    • US Midwest: 4%
    • International: 4%
  • Overall admit rate: 18.3%

Academic Admissions Statistics:

  • Median GPA: 3.87/4.0 scale (unweighted)
  • Standardized Test Scores (Middle 50%):
    • ACT (composite): 33-35
      • ACT (math): 33-36
      • ACT (science): 32-36
      • ACT (reading): 33-36
    • SAT (Math): 740-790
    • SAT (Evidence-Based Reading): 690-750
    • SAT Subject Tests (optional):
      • Math Level 1/2: 720-800 (submitted by 2/3 of enrolled students)
      • Chemistry/Physics: 710-780 (submitted by 1/2 of enrolled students)

Students in the class of 2024 participated in the following activities prior to enrolling at Webb:

  • 92% were involved in athletics with representation across 21 different sports
  • 71% were involved in a water-related sport, activity, hobby, or job, with over half listing sailing or boating as passions and several competing nationally.
  • 86% have served as a Founder, Captain, President, Chair, Head or Editor of a club, sports team or organization
  • 50% play a musical instrument
  • 50% participated in a Robotics Team, Destination Imagination Team, Drone Team, Battlebot Team, or Rube Goldberg Team.
  • 20% earned the designation of Eagle Scouts

Co-Curricular Activities:

Fun Facts and Accomplishments:

  • One volunteers with a Sea Turtle Conservation organization and another volunteers retrieving derelict fishing gear from a local bay
  • One works as an educator at an Aquarium
  • One creates custom wood pen and desk accessory that has been featured at a local business
  • One student designs and builds surfboards
  • One student serves as the headlight technician at his high school and several students interned for various engineering companies
  • One student started a non-profit organization
  • One student who was offered a spot on a Professional Ice Hockey Team
  • One student has his private pilot’s license and USPA Class-A Skydiving Certification
  • …and many students have already jumped into the world of boats by:
    • designing and prototyping a small, unmanned ocean surface vehicle
    • building and testing fiberglass composite model hulls
    • operating a riverboat
    • working in boat repair at a yacht club
    • prototyping machined aluminum for interiors of superyachts
    • winning a school-wide Cardboard Boat Regatta
    • competing in the SNAME boat design competition, and
    • completing naval science apprenticeships or programs