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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 3,610 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Saint Edward's University acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Psychology, Communications, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 64% of students, Saint Edward's University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,000.
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
74%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1010-1200
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$24,603/ 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
    $15,737/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,874/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,004/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,104/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,154/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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.86 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.86 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,610Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
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  • Friendly
    44%
  • All of the above! :)
    31%
  • We will always hold the door for one another :)
    11%
  • Different
    9%
  • LGBT
    2%
  • Self Interested/Driven
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
78%
of students say they don't have Greek life.78 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.111 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Global
    37%
  • Inspirational
    19%
  • Opportunity
    19%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Inviting
    12%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ 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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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!
Horrible on-campus living experience. When it comes to problematic roommates, the only thing Residence Life suggest you do is move without holding the aggressor accountable for their actions. I've had UPD try to discredit my testimony and didn't do anything about the situation. You're better consulting APD. Despite it being a small school , the environment was extremely clique-ish and was hard to maintain a sufficient social circle. My first step on campus, I was bombarded with questions relating to why I didn't attend a university in my home state since I was an out of state student. This persisted even through the Spring semester. Given the variety of geographic backgrounds, especially from around the world, it was always me who would be asked those questions. What makes it worse is the fact that others rushed to defend such questioning as "conversation starters" as if it was ok for people to suddenly pretend to be admission officers even after the Intent to Enroll was submitted.