St. Louis, Missouri USA | Webster University

St. Louis, Missouri USA

Webster Hall

The St. Louis, Missouri (Webster Groves) campus was founded in 1915 as the original site of Webster University, transforming from a religious organization (The Sisters of Loretto) into a college specifically meant to further higher education for women. Now it is an internationally accredited university providing over 100 years of high quality post-secondary education to 2,300 undergraduates and nearly 1,200 graduate students. Located in the residential area of historic Webster Groves, this multicultural campus provides a wide range of degrees for every interest as well as the Global Citizenship Program. Located roughly 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Webster Groves is a residential town that houses roughly 23,000 people from all walks of life. Safe, friendly, and filled with green spaces, this is a wonderful place to live during your time studying in St. Louis.

St. Louis is a vibrant, historical city located in the central Midwest of the United States housing nearly 320,000 people. Since its establishment in 1764 by French explorers, St. Louis has become home to the beginning of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Arch, the construction of the first-ever skyscraper, and the 1904 World’s Fair. The city provides various opportunities for exploring food, nature, and the more urban side of the United States. The arts are showcased at the Peabody Opera House, Fox Theatre, and the Muny, and live concerts can be found throughout the city and counties. St. Louis is also home to one of the best nature parks in the country, Forest Park! From hosting the World’s Fair in 1904 to currently housing the best zoo in the country, this vast green continues to be a crossing point for art, history, and life.           

Fun Facts

  • Home to toasted ravioli, provel cheese, and gooey butter cake.
  • Waffle cones and iced tea were first created at the 1904 World’s Fair.
  • The St. Louis Zoo was dubbed by USA Today as the #1 zoo in America (2017).
  • Starting point for the historic Lewis and Clark Expedition.
  • Hometown of fictional hero Tom Sawyer, the main character from Mark Twain’s renown books.
  • Birthplace of Harry S. Truman, president of the United States from 1945 to 1953.
  • Crossroads of the Missouri River and the Mississippi River, a waterway of national significance in the Industrial Revolution and beyond.
  • Hometown of championship Cardinals baseball team and Blues hockey team.
  • Near: Chicago, Kansas City, Nashville, Memphis.