Advertising Info

Long Island Colleges

  LIC Home Page
  Adelphi University
  Dowling College
  Empire State College
  Farmingdale University
  Five Towns College
  Hofstra University
  Long Island University
  - CW Post
  - LIU Brentwood
  - LIU Riverhead
  - LIU Brooklyn
  Marine Academy
  Polytechnic University
  St. Joseph's College
  - St Joseph Suffolk
  SUNY Nassau
  NYIT - Old Westbury
  NYIT - Manhattan
  Stony Brook University
  Suffolk Community
  Touro College
  - Touro Law School
  Webb Institute


  Trade Schools
  College Loans
  Law Schools
  Admission Tips
  Business Schools
  Financial Aid
  Graduate School
  Medical Schools
  Online Degree Programs

Other Resources:

  Education Resources
  Link To Us

Webb Institute - NY

Contact Information 
Webb Institute
298 Crescent Beach Road
Glen Cove, NY 11542

    Webb Institute

About the College 
The Webb Institute of Naval Architecture was founded in 1889 by William Henry Webb. He was one of the finest shipbuilders of the 19th century. He felt the need to establish an educational institution to specialize in the art of naval architecture and marine engineering. This dream came to fruition in 1890 with the construction of the institution on 14 acres of land overlooking the Harlem and Hudson Rivers in Bronx, New York. It was three years until the building was completed and it coincided with the first graduating class in 1893.

In 1945, 50 years after opening, Webb Institute outgrew the campus in the Bronx. After extensive searching, they found a site in Glen Cove, Long Island. They purchased the former country estate of Herbert L. Pratt, a leading figure in the oil industry. After some renovations, classes began in 1947 at the new site.

Today, Webb Institute continues the endeavor to offer a one of a kind educational experience. Their program in Naval Architecture with a minor in Marine Engineering is unique. In fact, it is so unique that the institute offers a full tuition scholarship program. This is the only one of its kind in the U.S. This means that students are only responsible for paying for room and board, books and any other personal expenses for their stay at Webb Institute.

With fewer than 100 students on campus and 10 full time faculty, students get the rare occurrence of small classes and instructors that teach everything from academics and laboratory studies. Students at Webb Institute have access to their instructors whenever they need them.

While living on the 26 acre campus, students have lots to keep them occupied when not worrying about academics. On campus they have access to a private beach, athletic activities, and clubs and of course access to boats for recreational fun. But activities are not limited to just campus activities. In the town of Glen Cove students will find plenty of things to see and do. There is the Welwyn Nature Preserve with over 200 acres to explore, the beautiful Gold Coast mansions to investigate as well as the nightlife in the downtown area. The other nice thing is that the school has an arrangement with the local YMCA which allows the students to use the facility at no extra cost. And if music is your niche, then the North Shore Symphony Orchestra will be happy to have you participate.

If you are looking for the type of program that pushes your talents to the edge, then Webb Institute is a place that you will want to check out. Keep in mind that the institute only accepts 20 to 25 students every year. These students are handpicked from high school graduates who are interested in pursuing a degree in engineering. The qualifications are rigorous and they look specifically quality, motivation, SAT scores and have a strong mathematical background. Once you are accepted, you will reap the benefits of attending such a unique educational institution. These benefits will continue even upon graduating as Webb Institute has a perfect record of all graduates either finding a job immediately or heading off to graduate school.
Degrees Offered:
  • Bachelor's degree
Other College Details:
  • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Suburb: Large
  • Housing on Campus: Yes

Enrollment - Fall 2006 
Total Enrollment Undergraduate
87 87

Undergraduate Attendance Status
Part Time Full Time
0 87

Undergraduate Student Gender
Men Women
70 17

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity
White Black Hispanic Asian American
82 0 2 1 0 0 0

Undergraduate Student Age
24 years of age or Younger 25 years of age or Over
1 0

General College Information 
Special Learning Opportunities
  • None
Carnegie Classification
  • Special Focus Institutions--Schools of engineering
Student Services
  • Academic/career counseling service
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
Religious Affiliation
  • Not applicable
Federal Aid
  • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Credit Accepted
  • Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits

Estimated Student Expenses (Before Aid) 
Prices for Undergraduate Academic year

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2008-2009 2007-2008 2006-2007 2005-2006
Books and supplies$0$0$800$700$700
Living Arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$0$0$9,000$8,340$7,940
Total Expenses2010-20092008-20092007-20082006-20072005-2006
On Campus$0$0$10,600$9,840$9,440

Note: Expenses data applies to first time full time degree (or certificate) seeking students.
Webb Institute - Glen Cove, New York

LI Party Venues

The information on this site is believed to be correct but is provided on an "As Is" basis. No warranty of any kind is given with respect to the content of this website. Most data is sourced from New York State Department of Education.

Long Island Colleges - ©, 2021. | About Long Island | Privacy Policy