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St. Edward's University
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  • 4 Year
  • AUSTIN, TX

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Keeping our community safe remains a primary focus throughout the pandemic. The health of our community also directly impacts the greater Austin community. With this in mind, we will continue to maintain and observe the university's current Covid-19 Community Standards and have provided updates to our policies to align with CDC and Austin Public Health guidance. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

3001 S CONGRESS AVE
AUSTIN, TX 78704
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Lone Star Conference
From St. 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.

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St. 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
88%
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

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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%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 95 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 95 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
    2%
  • On Campus
    97%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,199 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
244
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 63 responses
  • Friendly
    43%
  • All of the above! :)
    32%
  • We will always hold the door for one another :)
    11%
  • Different
    10%
  • LGBT
    2%
  • Self Interested/Driven
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 87 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 120 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
  • Global
    33%
  • Inspirational
    18%
  • Opportunity
    18%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Inviting
    11%
  • Underrated
    3%
  • Home away from home
    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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