Daniel Webster College


Enrollment: 785.

Student Body: 25% female, 75% male, 72% out-of-state, international (11 countries represented). Asian 1%, African American 4%, Hispanic 3%.

Retention and Graduation: 64% freshmen return for sophomore year. 40% freshmen graduate within 4 years. 8% grads go on to further study within 1 year. 8% grads pursue arts and sciences degrees.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 14:1. 39 full-time faculty, 54% hold PhDs, 23% are women.


Degrees: Associate, bachelors, masters, transfer associate.

Classes: Most classes have 10-19 students. Most lab/discussion sessions have fewer than 10 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Airline/commercial/professional pilot and flight crew; business/commerce; computer and information sciences.

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, cooperative education program, cross-registration, distance learning, double major, dual enrollment, independent study, internships, study abroad. Combined degree programs: 2-2 aeronautical engineering and engineering science. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include tutors.

Career services: Alumni network, alumni services, career/job search classes, career assessment, internships.


Housing: Coed dorms, mens dorms, women’s dorms, Men’s Townhouses, Women’s Townhouses Suites. 80% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: Campus is adjacent to municipal airport; over 35 aircraft are available for flight training. Three flight simulators, aviation center.


Environment: Village.

Activities: Choral groups, drama/theater, jazz band, musical theater, student government, student newspaper, student-run film society, yearbook.

Organizations: 17 registered organizations, 2 honor societies, 1 religious organizations.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer. Women: Basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, volleyball.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.06. 7% in top 10% of high school class, 21% in top 25% of high school class, 52% in top 50% of high school class. 83% from public high schools. SAT Math middle 50% range 480-610. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 470-570. ACT middle 50% range 19-24. Minimum paper TOEFL 520. Minimum computer TOEFL 190.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Rigor of secondary school record. Important factors considered include: Class rank, recommendation(s), standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, interview. Other factors considered include: Application essay, character/personal qualities, level of applicant’s interest, talent/ability, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units required: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3 science, (2 science labs), 2 social studies, 2 history, 2 academic electives. Academic units recommended: 4 mathematics, 2 foreign language.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 823 applied,

Transfer Admission Requirements: High school transcript, college transcript(s), minimum college GPA of 2.5 required. Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Application fee $35. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 1 year. Credit and/or placement offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Average book expense $750.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA, institutions own financial aid form. Priority financial aid filing date 3/1.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 3/15.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, the school’s own gift aid. Loans: Direct Subsidized Stafford, Direct Unsubsidized Stafford, Direct PLUS, Federal Perkins.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Highest amount earned per year from on-campus jobs $2,000. Off-campus job opportunities are excellent.

Financial Aid Statistics: 93% freshmen, 79% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 83% freshmen, 79% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 100% freshmen, 81% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 83% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $48,000.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, leadership.

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