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  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
Saint Edward's University is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Austin, Texas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,528 undergraduate students. The Saint Edward's University acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Psychology, Communications, and Business. Graduating 64% of students, Saint Edward's University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,300.
About Saint Edward's University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Heartland Conference
Address
3001 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704

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

Acceptance Rate
84%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1080-1250
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$25,669/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,820/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,361/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,611/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,495/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,189/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.84 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.88 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.88 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,528Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 56 responses
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  • Friendly
    43%
  • All of the above! :)
    32%
  • We will always hold the door for one another :)
    13%
  • Different
    9%
  • LGBT
    2%
  • Self Interested/Driven
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life.80 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.113 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
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  • Global
    35%
  • Inspirational
    19%
  • Opportunity
    19%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Inviting
    11%
  • 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
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St. Edward's caught my eye initially because I saw it was a private catholic university, which my parents would approve of. However, once I moved in and became part of the St. Edward's community I fell in love. The campus feels warm and inviting! I've met a lot of interesting people and made valuable connections. And on top of all of that, I believe I'm going to easily get into a graduate program thanks to the quality of education I'm getting from St. Edward's.
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St. Ed's is an overall fantastic school. The campus is beautiful and safe, and the dorms and apartments are really nice. The university is academic-focused and does not have any Greek life; athletics aren't a big thing on campus, either.

Because it's a liberal arts university, you'll be required to take a high number of general ed courses in the arts and sciences, which help prepare you for the senior-year capstone course. The academics at SEU are quite rigorous and demanding, as you'll be required to write a high number of 15+-page papers, as well as complete many group projects. Unlike large universities, class sizes at St. Ed's are small, and many profs keep a record of attendance.
Saint Edward's University is an amazing university. The average class size is around 18 students, so you really get to engage with your professor and peers. The campus is absolutely beautiful and you are at the highest peak of Austin so you get the best view. The campus has a vast amount of extracurricular activities and events on campus, so it's quite hard to get bored on campus!