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St. Edward’s is committed to safe, personalized and vibrant experiences for our community. We'd love to welcome you to our beautiful campus right now, but health and safety are more important. We know your college search doesn’t stop, so we’ve added virtual experiences to help you get the full picture of life at St. Edward’s. We will resume on-campus tours as soon as it is safe for our community. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
3001 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Lone Star Conference
From Saint Edward's University

Founded in 1885, St. Edward’s University is a nationally ranked, liberal arts university located in the heart of Austin, Texas.

We offer a highly personalized experience. From start to finish, our students work with a success coach to develop a personal roadmap for engaging fully in their education. We are a diverse community represented by many faiths, nations and walks of life, with partner universities across the globe. Our identity is shaped by our location in Austin — a world-class city of innovation, culture and opportunities. And we are an award-winning educational institution, recognized by our peers and organizations like U.S. News & World Report for what we offer our students — and what they accomplish with what they learn here.

Who we are is inspired by our Catholic founders, the Congregation of Holy Cross, who have educated students to think critically, act ethically and strive for social justice since the 1830s. We honor that mission, proudly and purposefully.

Saint Edward's University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
86%
SAT Range
1060-1240
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$28,214/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$31,567/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.84 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.92 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.92 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    97%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,477Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
312
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 60 responses
  • Friendly
    43%
  • All of the above! :)
    33%
  • We will always hold the door for one another :)
    12%
  • Different
    8%
  • LGBT
    2%
  • Self Interested/Driven
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life.84 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.117 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 58 responses
  • Global
    34%
  • Inspirational
    19%
  • Opportunity
    19%
  • Diverse
    14%
  • Inviting
    10%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $46,500/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    64%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    92%
    National
    83%
    81%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.52 responses

    Saint Edward's University Reviews

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    I love the environment at St. Edward's! Everyone is welcomed by professors, upperclass people, and all the faculty! Profesors are always available to help you and if their office hours don't work for you, they can schedule an appointment for another hour with you! The pre-health directors are also great, as they repeat all the health carrer application path constanly in case you forget or have more questions!
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    I love St. Ed’s! The things I’ve grown to truly appreciate are the community and campus’ beauty, as well as the caring professors. The professors truly care about students, and the small campus allows for more connection and individualized educational experience! Also, the residence life on campus does an extraordinary job at making all students feel welcomed and fosters diversity and individual learning experiences.
    I absolutely love St. Edward's! The professors are the most caring individuals! They care about each student in their class and seek the best for them. They are very easy to talk to if you find yourself struggling with anything. The available resources on campus is numerous. They will help you should you desire to study abroad, interview prep, career services and will even help you network when it comes to finding a job! They will go to great lengths to see you succeed. The community is great as well! Everyone is very nice, and when it comes to clubs or organizations, there is a sense of family.