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WEBBER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY - [WIU], BABSON PARK, FLORIDA

Babson Park, FloridaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1927Established Year
  682Enrollment

Webber International University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Sonal Vaid Sonal Vaid
Study Abroad Expert

Originally established on April 6, 1927 as a women's college focusing on teaching women about business, Webber International University has now blossomed into a private, independent co-educational business university. The campus is stretched out across a 110-acre area in the backdrop of the serene Crooked Lake at Babson Park, Florida.

Matching the widespread campus is an equally diverse student population from across 48 countries. The impressive fact about this highly regarded university is that about 96.6% of students receive some sort of financial aid attracting students to pursue their studies in the USA at WIU. 

To add a feather to its cap, WIU is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The university provides an environment to its students that encourages success through academic excellence and hard work. 

Rankings

  • Webber International University is ranked #65-#84 in Regional Colleges South and #57 in top performers in social mobility as per US news rankings for the year 2020.
  • WIU is recognized as a “Best in the Southeast” and a “Best Value” college in the Princeton Review.

Highlight

Year of Establishment1927
LocationBabson Park, Florida
Type of UniversityPrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
Student Enrollment694
Student-Faculty ratio21:1
Annual acceptance rate (Avg.)50%
Test scores acceptedACT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, PPT
Countries represented48 
UG Tuition fees per semesterUSD 12,391
MBA tuition fee per credit hourUSD 729
Student receiving financial aid96.6%
Official websitewebber.edu

Programs offered at Webber International University

Courses provided at WIU primarily fall in the field of business, education, and health professions and sciences. Webber International University offers its students with undergraduate and graduate programs. Programs offered at the university include: 

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with 8 majors.
  • Bachelors of Science in General Business Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Sports Performance, Health, and Fitness.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education/Middle-Class Grades Teacher Education/ Special Education/Psychology/ Health Services Administration
  • At the graduate level, WIU offers MBA with 5 specializations that focus on an interdisciplinary approach of business practices which is practical for students and sets them ahead in the global field of business.
  • An accelerated program is also at the disposal of the students. By the end of 5 years, the students can walk out with a BS degree in Business Administration and an MBA degree.

Campus Life And Key Features of WIU

Webber International University is located in Babson Park, Florida, United States. The university has a 110 acres campus that borders beautiful Crooked Lake, 40 minutes from Disney World between Lake Wales and Frostproof. 

Highlighting feature of this campus is Grace and Babson's learning center which serves as the ‘gateway’ to information for students encompassing around 200,000 e-books and a wide variety of video and audio files, images and journal articles.

In 2011, Webber merged with St.Andrews Presbyterian College now serving as St.Andrews University in North Carolina where courses in liberal arts and science are available and additionally pre-professional programs of study are also offered in this campus.

WIU Accommodation- Home Away From Home

All freshmen students at WIU are required to stay on-campus. Within the campus, the housing facility involves five residence halls that include Camilla Hall, Gerace Hall, Dorm A, Dorm B, and Miranda Hall which in total can accommodate around 419 students.

  • Grace hall and Camilla Hall are shared accommodations for men and women respectively. Whereas Dorm A, Dorm B, and Miranda Hall house Single private bedrooms, a semi-private bath and suite lounge.
  • All dorms are provided with laundry facilities, cable, internet, and micro-fridge and are fully furnished with a bed, dresser, desk, and closet per resident. 
  • Two types of meal plans are available -A and B where freshmen have to stick to plan A which covers 19 meals per week for 15 weeks. Plan B entitles a student to 200 meals of an individual’s choice throughout the semester.
  • Students are permitted to bring their mode of transport within the campus to commute.

Students of freshman and sophomore year have to mandatorily stay on campus until they have earned 56 credit hours. A housing application is automatically sent after admission is done as freshmen are expected to stay on campus during their study course.

Housing and Dining Fee:

Grace and CamillaUSD 4,598 (single);
USD 2,995 (double);
USD 3,129 (triple/quad)
Individual roomUSD 4,926
Miranda, Dorm A, and B single design roomsUSD 5,298
Meal Plan AUSD 1,720 per semester
Meal Plan BUSD 1,441 per semester

Application Process at WIU

The admissions at Webber International University are accepted during fall or spring terms. Application: International students can apply for admission online on the university website. 

Application Fee: The UG application fee is 35 USD while the MBA application fee is 75 USD for international admissions.

Admission Deadline: WIU undergraduate admissions are on a rolling basis while the admission deadline for MBA program is August 1 and January 1 for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Admission Requirements: 

  • Completed application form
  • Academic transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • Standardized exams to study in the USA- SAT, ACT or GMAT
  • Personal essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • English language proficiency – TOEFL/ IELTS
  • Certification of Financial Responsibility
  • Copy of Passport

Cost of Attendance

The estimated per semester cost of attendance for a student enrolled in an undergraduate program has been tabulated below:

ExpensesFee per semester (in USD)
Tuition12,391
Room (multiple occupancy)2,995
Housing Deposit220
Meal Plan1,720
Student Insurance1,371
Total per semester18,697

Expenses to be incurred while enrolled in MBA program at Webber International University:

ExpensesFee (in USD)
Tuition fee (per credit hour)729 
Technology fee(once)207
Non-refundable deposit(once)200
Graduation fee(once)322
Room(per term)2,385- 3,727
Meal (per term)1,299
Health Insurance(per term)707

How To Lower The Study Expenditure?

All efforts are undertaken by WIU to make education affordable to students from all walks of life. Financial aid and scholarships make a life of students less of a burden. These financial aids are obtained only upon successful admission to the university. 

International students can apply for scholarships to finance their education. WIU merit awards have an application deadline of July 1 and December 1 for the fall and spring semesters respectively which is awarded based on GPA. A few of the scholarships and awards offered at WIU are: 

  • Incoming Freshmen Award- The amount of the award varies with the GPA of the student and is renewable on satisfactory academic excellence.
GPAYearly amount awarded (in USD)
3.5-43,500
3-3.492,500
2.5-2.991,500
  • Athletic Scholarships are available which can be combined with academic awards.
  • Talent and Leadership scholarship is provided which awards an additional USD1000 to the academic awards stated above.
  • International students get a USD250 scholarship for referring an international student to WIU.
  • Ellison Work-Study- Awarded to undergraduate students who manage to secure 8-10hrs work per week for 12 weeks at minimum wage for a semester within the campus.
  • Academic excellence award where 100% tuition scholarship for four years is awarded to freshmen students. Eligible students must have a GPA of 3.75 and a minimum SAT score of 1280 or ACT score of 29. The application deadline for applying for the academic excellence award is July 1. 
  • Webber International University Honors Award for students enrolled in an honor program where up to USD14,000 is awarded per year.

Students can also apply for outside international scholarships awarded by private organizations, the US government or the government of respective home countries. Education loans are another form of financial aid that a student can opt to finance their education. 

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Webber International University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population786
FAFSA Code001540
Application Cost$35
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$24,380 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-59- -
IELTS-5.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10059151095 58%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing508460555-
Mathematics498455540-
ACTCheck Detailed Score191720 67%
English181620-
Mathematics171519-

Webber International University Acceptance Rate

49.2%

Acceptance Rate

904

Total Applicants

786

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

69.0%

Male

31.0%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program49.2%
Total Applicants1473
Total Enrolled725
Graduate
Graduate Programs49.2%
Total Applicants124
Total Enrolled61

Webber International University Enrollment

Enrollment
Webber International University Enrollment786
Undergraduate Enrollment725
Graduate Enrollment61
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate33.8%

Attendance Cost

$24,380

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$24,380 / Year
Post Graduate Program$8,456 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,230 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$8,942 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$4,766 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$8,514 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$4,766 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,766 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$4,766 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
364364-16
+1-863-638-1431
TELEPHONE
1201 North Scenic Highway, Babson Park, FL 33827
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