A four-year liberal arts and sciences college in the Sandhills Region of North Carolina, St. Andrews Presbyterian College is known for its innovative interdisciplinary curriculum. Classes emphasize the acquisition and mastery of analytical techniques, communication skills, creative expression, critical thinking, leadership skills and problem-solving strategies. Faculty members work cooperatively as teachers, mentors, and advisors.
The St. Andrews traditional residential campus in Laurinburg offers over 30 majors, with unique degrees in Creative Writing, Equine Business Management, Therapeutic Horsemanship and Forensic Science. The residential option is augmented by a study-abroad program on three continents, an award-winning pipe band, a six-time national champion equestrian team, 16 NCAA Division II athletic teams, a state of the art Electronic Fine Arts Center, multi-media art facilities, and a multi-disciplinary science lab the size of a soccer arena! The 750 resident undergraduates hail from 40 states and eight foreign countries, creating a wonderfully diverse and exciting student body.
On April 6, 1927, Grace Knight and Roger W. Babson founded the University which carries the name of their granddaughter, Camilla Grace Webber. Roger was best known for his contributions in the areas of economics and finance, which included the establishment of Babson’s Reports and authorship of a number of business publications and books. His philanthropic contributions included the formation of several institutions of higher learning and service on a number of corporate boards, as well as the endowment of several charitable foundations. Webber was founded as a women’s college, with the exclusive purpose of teaching women about business. It was the first school chartered under the educational and charitable laws of the State of Florida as a non-profit organization. Originally the Babson Park campus was only used for the Spring term, while fall classes were taught in Boston. In 1940, Babson Park became the University’s permanent campus and our student body became co-ed in 1971. Our campus is situated on the shore of beautiful Crooked Lake and in addition to our classroom and administration buildings, we have a Student Union, four dormitories, two gymnasiums, a state of the art fitness center and a conference center. Webber is a member of the NAIA and the Florida Sun Conference. Webber women participate in soccer, volleyball (indoor and beach), basketball, tennis, softball, cross-country, golf, track and field and bowling. Men compete in cross-country, soccer, basketball, tennis, baseball, golf, track and field, football and bowling. In addition to our traditional undergraduate program, we proudly offer a Master of Business Administration degree program with emphasis in Accounting, International Business, Security Management, and Sport Management. We also offer an adult education program. Webber will continue to propagate the ideals envisioned by its founders. Built upon a solid legacy of experience and knowledge, Webber will prepare tomorrow’s business leaders to meet the challenges of the future by instilling a desire for innovative thought and creative accomplishment.
St. Andrews University is a branch of Webber International University located in Laurinburg, NC. The University’s mission is to offer students an array of business, liberal arts and sciences, and pre-professional programs of study that create a life transforming educational opportunity which is practical in its application, global in its scope, and multi-disciplinary in its general education core. Students will acquire depth of knowledge and expertise in their chosen field of study, balanced by breadth of knowledge across various disciplines, while pursuing a degree at associate, bachelor, or master level. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing oral and written communication, and critical thinking skills. The international quality of the student body enriches personal experience and promotes understanding of international cultures and influences. Through an atmosphere in which self-discipline, creativity and cultivation of ethical standards are enhanced, the University is dedicated to teaching its students the “how to learn, how to think, and how to apply method” to each new challenge.