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  • 01/08/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 1 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want meaningful classroom time and have an interest in a liberal arts education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarhips. Visit the beautiful campus. Great if you enjoy living in urban settings and have a desire to contribute to local community.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a private university without government funding, a higher tuition price is expected. The benefit is the larger amount of scholarship offered due to a larger endowment pool. The teacher-student relationships established are invaluable.

    Am enjoying being here

    Smaller classes allow each student to receive the individual attention necessary. Faculty, students, and staff create a friendly atmosphere in which everybody has something important to contribute.

    Am learning a lot

    Definitely effectively offers a well-rounded liberal arts education. A strong focus on making ethical decisions throughout life as a world citizen. Curriculum teaches not only to accept diversity but to embrace it.

  • 04/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 2 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    St. Edward's is great for religious studies, but also for any artsy people. St. Edward's keeps an Austin wierdness about it, so if you do not fit in at the moment, you can probably fit in here just by being different. St. Edward's is also very big on giving back, so if you love to volunteer or help others they offer many opportunities. St. Edward's is very welcoming to any student, and if you are curious if you would fit in just come and see it! They allow you to stay the night with a student, and love to give tours!

    Tips for prospective students

    Once you get here, get involved! Do not be intimidated; everyone truly wants you to get involved. When you have classes, do not be afraid to talk/ask your professor anything. Get out of your shell - meet others. Keep up with your grades... even though Austin offers a lot of freedom and opportunity, especially with Barton Springs right down the street, do not neglect your school work. A big tip I personally can share is make sure you park in the correct area and always display your parking tag.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, St. Edward's is expensive, but when you look at all that you receive, I think it is worth the price. If you have just started looking at the price, do not immediately cross off St. Ed's for their price - they offere quite a few scholarships and grants. The school is very nice, and very clean. The professors are unbelievably helpful. The class size is a major plus. Campus UPD is constantly surveilling the campus. The biggest drawback for the price is the food offered... it is quite a bit pricy. You pay for small size, a nice atmosphere, and for a private college, and you get more than you realize. When you turn into St. Edward's it is like you are turning into a section of Austin that is it's own community, all green and clean, and that is something I am willing to pay for.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am finishing up my second year at St. Edward's, and I absolutely love it here. I can honestly say that I did consider transferring after my freshman year, but I am so very happy I gave it one more chance. The small school size is what attracted me to begin with, and I have come to embrace and love this fact more and more. The more hours you have taken, the harder the class become and I am very thankful to be able to take these classes in a small environment with professors that CARE. Another big ammenity I love is that I feel secure at all times due to constant UPD surveillance. Now that I have been here for almost 2 complete years, and I have done projects and become involved with activities, I know quite a few people around campus and it is awesome being able to walk through campus and say hey to people you know. In general (there are always the few that do not fit this statement), every one is nice and very friendly here... even the cafeteria workers! This year has been delightful for me.

    Am learning a lot

    Thanks to St. Edward's I have learned very much, and it is not just in the academic realm. Being a student at St. Edward's gives you a chance to learn about others, especially because of the small town feel that makes the campus a community. The student population as a whole is very diverse, and although the university is Roman Catholic, it is in no way populated with only Roman Catholics. Due to this, I have learned cultural aspects and how to have relationships with individuals different from myself in a way I have never been able to before. In the classroom, I am constantly challenged by the wonderful professors and also with peers in my classroom. It is a very welcoming learning environment, and for me St. Edward's really helps nurture my learning by allowing me the opportunity to be in a small class size where my teacher knows ME as a person. Professors are willing to help, listen, and support their students which really encourages me to learn. But, the greatest thing I have learned is to give back to others, and St. Edward's allows many opportunities through Campus Ministry. Alternative Spring Break is a fantastic learning experience that enables the volunteer to dedicate their spring break to one of many service experience sites. You learn so much from being immersed in another's culture and lifestyle that I would have to say this is St. Ed's greatest attribute to student learning.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 3 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    St. Edward's is a very safe campus. UPD patrols constantly throughout campus on bike, golf cart, and car making sure no suspicious activity is going on. That being said, use good judgement in your activities. They have been known to patrol certain parts of campus heavily if that area presents itself as a challenge. UPD is extremely helpful however, and work alongside the residence halls to keep students informed about anything going on around campus. They also use Twitter and Facebook to keep students connected that way.

    Greek Life

    Unfortunately, St. Edward's does not offer your traditional greek life. If this is extremely important to you and your college experience, then you may want to explore your search. There are about five or six organizations that are co-ed academic fraternities that include theater, business, psychology, and even a service oriented frat. Many fraternities and sororities at the University of Texas at Austin recognize that St. Edward's does not offer the traditional greek life, so they leave space open for hilltoppers to rush alongside longhorns. Some students choose to go this route their freshman year.

    Clubs and Activities

    For being a small school, St. Edward's does offer many clubs to chose from based on your interests. As incoming freshman, a survey you fill out during orientation helps to match you to clubs that you might be interested in. Also, Student Life helps to put on an involvement fair in the fall and spring semesters that allow students to explore the variety of clubs offered by St. Edward's. The University Planning Board puts on a variety of events each semester, and each residence hall has many activities. Each year, Residence Life puts on Hall Olympics which brings the campus together.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking to become well rounded and experience more than just what their major has to offer apply here! St. Edward's is extremely focused on their idea of social justice and service outreach. If you like volunteering, then there are many opportunities to serve throughout the year. It is a very social campus since it has around 5,000+ students, so everyone gets to know everyone due to its small campus and small class size. Personally, I was shy in high school but attending St. Edward's really pushed me out of my shell and made me feel comfortable to pursue new friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    St. Edward's is positioned on top of the second highest peak in Austin. The hill that campus sits on is an ancient volcano. Right outside the main building is a pretty spectacular view of downtown Austin, and is featured on many local websites for one of the best places to view Austin. Campus has also become home to a hoard of squirrels, cats, and rabbits to look out at night. A widely known fact about St. Edward's is that some of its buildings are haunted. The Hilltopper Tales are shared at every orientation, which are the various ghost stories surrounding various oddities that happen on and around campus. They are pretty entertaining stories, and has even prompted a ghost hunting club if you are interested in joining!

    Bang for the buck

    With tuition and fees upwards of $40,000+ a year, you will get a lot out of your choice of attending St. Edward's as long as you stay active and engaged. It is true that you get out of something the amount you put into it, and that rings very true in this instance. If you want to be a number at a big school, do not waste your time here. Each student receives personal attention to help guide them along the way. For the location, size, and rigor, St. Edward's has a lot to offer, and is a great investment.

    What to do for fun

    St. Edward's is conveniently located on Austin's extremely popular South Congress Avenue. South Congress offers a unique taste of Austin with many food trailers and trucks, thrift stores, and novelty stores. You are also not far away from the scenic greenbelt that runs through South Austin. St. Edward's is located near four very popular and beautiful entrances. A direct bus route takes you to the Texas State Capital. Many students take advantage of swimming at Barton Springs Pool or kayaking and canoeing on Lady Bird Lake that runs through downtown Austin. There are many yearly festivals that students flock to to have fun. Austin is surrounded by many camp grounds, coffee shops, eclectic stores, and great places to shop and eat.

    Food and Dining

    There is something for everyone to eat on campus, whether you prefer traditional American food or you are a vegan. There are two main dining halls, Hunt Hall and Ragsdale. There is also The Huddle, which offers barbecue and a Chipotle-like style of Mexican food. The food is very good and is made fresh daily from scratch. There is alwasys plenty to choose from whenever you get hungry. St. Edward's is known for using sustainable ingredients, which means that most of their ingredients come from a 150-mile radius, keeping the food fresh and healthy. St. Edward's also offers two on-campus coffee shops through local coffee shop Jo's Coffee, and Starbucks Coffee is served in Hunt Hall alongside a bakery.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life on campus is great. Each residence hall has their own personality and feel to offer. They offer communities to be apart of and the memories you make last a life time. The RAs in each hall work hard by putting on programs in their respective halls to bring their residents together. Generally, everyone is eager to see how other people have decorated their dorms and that is a great way to make friends on your hall. Everyone is very nice and easy to get along with.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor of St. Edward's is challenging, but manageable. Classes build upon one another to continue learning about the topic and ultimately prepare you for your last semesters on campus. Science and math classes are just as challenging as english and history classes. Each major has their demanding courses to no one is left out hard classes. A lot of reading is expected for many courses, and most courses throughout each major are content heavy so you begin to learn about your field as early as your freshman year. Classes are small and can range upwards of 30 students. The largest class you will experience is the mandatory freshman studies seminar of your choice, and even then the class size is no more than 150 students.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, definitely make time to visit campus. Visiting campus allows you to get a better feel for what the university has to offer. Plan to at least sit in on a class or do an overnight stay to see how comfortable you would feel being a student there. Do not be afraid to set up an appointment with admissions to ask them any questions about campus or what you can do to get in as that is what they are there for! They will gladly assist you on making this important decision. Start looking at course catalogs to see the variety of classes they offer to find something that interests you as well.

    In three sentences

    St. Edward's University is a diverse campus focused on preparing students for life after college. Their focus on social justice and service outreach allows each student to become more than just their declared major. St. Edward's is about the student and providing as many opportunities to help them excel in their future careers.

  • 02/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 5 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 4 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For being a private Catholic university, St. Edward's offers a great liberal arts education. Those who want small classes, great professors, and want a liberal arts education should definitely give St. Ed's a try.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research when applying for St. Ed's and make sure that they have the major you want. Currently, the school is expanding on its majors and it may be some time before the major you want is applied here. Also, the university has a great study abroad program for those interested.

    Bang for the buck

    Because it is a private school, the tuition here is a little high. Don't let that get you down, though. The university has many scholarships and it never hurts to look in other places for extra scholarships. For the price you're paying, you're getting a great education and have a beautiful campus to learn on.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus itself is simply beautiful and it has a great atmosphere and feels like home. There are always plenty of opportunities to meet new people from all of the activities that UPB plans or the multitude of clubs you could join. I'm in my second semester and I'm still meeting new people!

    Am learning a lot

    The student to teacher ratio is simply wonderful. At most large universities you will probably be one person in a sea of many. Here at St. Ed's, your professor knows your name and they are always willing to talk with you, be it to discuss an assignment or just talk about something interesting you learned in class.

  • 02/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 5 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Art majors English (Writing and Literature) majors Math majors Criminal Justice majors

    Tips for prospective students

    Research St. Edward's before applying. Make sure they have a major you want to pursue and courses that you will enjoy taking. If you like really structured, slightly repetitive courses, you will not fit well at St. Edward's.

    Bang for the buck

    While the curriculum is superb and the other aspects of the university are amazing, there is still something lacking. I think that the university could do more to make us feel like a family, while we are away from our own families.

    Am enjoying being here

    St. Edward's is a wonderful campus to be attending. There are numerous events happening each day on campus as well as events brought to you by Student Life that occur in the evenings and on the weekends. The dining halls always have various options for the healthy eaters, the carb lovers, the vegetarians and the meat lovers. The dorms are amazing and you always meet someone new everyday.

    Am learning a lot

    The information is being taught in a whole different way than it was taught in high school. Sometimes the professors lecture and other times we as a class have discussions about the material for that day's class. I always leave class knowing something new.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The University Police Department is on constant patrol around campus, and have emergency call boxes set up in public areas. Escorts for students are also available at night if one does not wish to walk by themselves. All dorms and some other buildings are only accessible by student I.D. -- surveillance in these buildings is also very heavy on the perimeter and lobby.

    Greek Life

    From what I have seen there doesn't seem to be too much activity regarding Greek Life. Then again, with my course load there isn't a particularly large amount of time for such activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    The sheer number of clubs on campus is astounding: interests from social activism, political party activism, to just enjoyable hobbies are available. (And of course, an array of sports clubs to join for those who are interested!) There are not any restrictions to what clubs can be joined -- anything can be signed up for once a freshman walks in the door. Activities are also just as numerous -- campus is usually alive with something to do on any given day.

    Great for these types of students

    For a student that is unsure of their future, and looking for a college where they won't fall through the cracks, this is a college that I would recommend. Those who are also looking for a bit of history and beauty in their time spent in school would also appreciate St. Edward's. Those who are also interested in the sciences will appreciate the award-winning science program at St. Edwards, as well as the (soon to be) newly upgraded building with the latest in technology for researching students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The most unusual traditions I have experienced are the ghost stories passed down to incoming freshmen on orientation -- which do keep the new undergraduates on edge -- and the long kept tradition of not walking on the College seal that rests behind one of the cafeterias on campus. Stray cats can be found wondering campus grounds during the day, and are rather friendly to the students and faculty -- they were originally found during the construction of one of the newer buildings, and are fed through the generosity of donations from students and visitors. Another perk is part of the campus is a very large nature preserve, and is fairly unusual for most colleges -- however taking a stroll through it every once and while is rather fun, and just adds to the overall beauty.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say this is one of the most wonderful colleges I have ever seen and experienced, just walking on campus itself is worth the money spent to go here. With people to help every step along the way, there isn't a doubt about one's future going to this school. I would give a gentle warning to those coming in that tuition to this school is very expensive, as well as on-campus living. If you are not a particularly social student, or a student that is looking for a smooth ride through their subject, I would suggest picking a different school.

    What to do for fun

    St. Edward's hosts an array of events throughout the year to keep any on-campus student engaged. There are plays, lectures, guests, (i.e. comedians, actors, writers, etc.) holiday events, and even concerts held on campus throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    The food at St. Edward's comes from local farmers and growers, significantly lowering the impact on the environment, while also providing very healthy choices in diet. There is food ranging from Texas Grill to Japanese Sushi, and a wide array of options are available to vegans and vegetarians as well as anyone with a sweet-tooth. The only problem I do have with dining is the hours -- vacation hours for cafeterias are sometimes rather small or non existent on some days, I would press future students to invest in bringing a small fridge to hold extra food in if they aren't going home over break.

    Dorm Life

    Based on what I have encountered, dorm life is as hectic as one would expect from any college, the dorm I lived in had small rooms, as well as community bathrooms. More expensive dorms can range from suites to even on-campus apartments, some of the buildings are very beautiful: with gardens, rec rooms and even the occasional piano. The RA of each dorm will also host activities for the residents, allowing even the most homework-bogged of students to have something to do when they have free time. The RA of each wing are also very kind, helpful individuals who are willing to assist students with problems concerning roommates or maintenance problems. The problem I have with dorms on campus is that sometimes there aren't very accurate presentations of how the rooms are organized on the school website, and sometimes a student might find themselves disappointed with the results.

    Academic Rigor

    This is not by any means an easy A school, nor is it a school that one would expect to go through without being social. The school focuses on teaching its students to broaden their horizons as well as concentrate on their intended major. To put it in the words of their motto: St. Edward's teaches you how to think. Be expected to involve yourself in community and campus projects for in-class grades, do competitive group projects, and dabble in subjects that are not so readily related to your major. This school makes it a point to step students out of their comfort zone of learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest to build up scholarship money early for this school, and also make sure you take your education very seriously, but most of all I would recommend keeping an open mind and heart: be expected to encounter diversity.

    In three sentences

    An incredibly beautiful school with a rich, proud history. Small, with attention payed to every student. A bit expensive, but well worth the money.

  • 07/10/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any and all committed students that are passionate about global issues, being environmentally conscious, and intelligent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research the school and make sure it will be a good fit for you.

    Bang for the buck

    The school's tuition is expensive, but the school does its best to work with you and make the tuition more affordable.

    Will enjoy being here

    With all the different activities (especially service) provided on campus and from the city with different live music and museum events, there is something for everyone in the city of Austin and at SEU.

    Will learn a lot

    Already having spoken to multiple professors and even attending a 30 minute class during a preview day, I am blown away by the teachers' thorough knowledge of their subject matter and their passion for the different subjects.

  • 08/25/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Artistic people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and ask questions if your confused; don't be shy.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a little on the expensive side, but its worth it.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is very beautiful and diverse. The students and teachers are all very kind and will help you in any way. Also, you wont get lost.

    Will learn a lot

    The programs that are offered here are all very excellent, and the campus has a lot of unique people that re willing to share there experience with others.

  • 11/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who like to do service and learn about different cultures. Small beautiful campus with hyper squirrels and good community.

    Tips for prospective students

    There will be tons of reading and writing depending on your major ( I'm currently a psychology major) but once you get in the rhythm it is not so bad as long as you study. there are always activities going on and the best thing to do the first year is to get as involved as possible while classes are still calmer.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a higher priced college, in my case I applied myself in school and got involved in service and activities. They offer good scholarships and grants, but if you happen to not receive any your first year there is always work study and there are scholarships offered for later years as well just keep up your grades. I definitely feel like I am getting my moneys worth

    Am enjoying being here

    My dorm is the oldest and smallest but it is the coolest one. I love the people that I have met and feel very at home. Don't be afraid to get lost on campus because it is small and there will likely be something going on to stay busy.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the classes that I take are very interesting and the teachers love what they teach. I feel more aware of issues around the world and am very open to try new things. Not just in the classroom but outside events are educational. My favorite is participating in cultural events such as Bollywood dancing that I happened to participate in by chance.

  • 12/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    St. Edward's is great for students who are looking into a career in business, love art, enjoy writing, and want a good religious studies education. If you like to give back to your community, then St. Edward's is the place to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to approach professors with questions, because they will appreciate it. Remember that there are services offered and they are there to be used. If you want to make the best out of your college experience, then get involved as much as you can. Of course do not stretch yourself too thin, and do not lose sight of why you are at St. Edward's in the first place.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, St. Edward's gives you a run for your money, but keep in mind that quality costs. Aid is offered to those students that really need it, so do not let the cost be a problem. Find how St. Edward's can help you. The quality of the professors and classes will be worth it in the end.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at St. Edward's. I truly believe that I made the right choice when I decided to come here. I was not sure what to expect, but I knew that I wanted a small college environment. St. Edward's has given me so much; I came here not knowing anybody, but I soon became involved and made friends. Campus Ministry has offered me a community and I enjoy the company those individuals who I can call my family. Being a part of FCA has also offered me a different community, but still one that I enjoy spending time in. St. Edward's gives students the opportunity to decide how involved they want to be, and is welcoming to those who want to be a part of something.

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently a Sophomore at St. Edward's University and am pursuing a double major in Psychology and Criminology. Over the past year I have taken a wide range of classes in these areas, and have extended my knowledge. I definitely look forward to my classes that are relevant to my major. They are very informative and most professors genuinely enjoy their job. As a whole St. Edward's is diverse and offers opportunities to all. I come from a predominantly Hispanic community and have come to love the diversity that is offered not only in race/ethnicity, but also in cultures, religion, and the different personalities of the individuals that attend St. Edward's. It is truly a joy that my Professors know my name and I am not just a number to them; there doors are always open for their students.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    St. Ed's is great for those that don't want to be in a huge auditorium where the student professor ratio is 1 to 200 plus. The ration is more like 1 to 15/25.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fight for the Arts!! They want to make St. Ed's a Business/Science school. Most of the money goes to these departments. The arts building is tiny but the program is growing rapidly every year! Don't let them fade us out!

    Bang for the buck

    Being a private school, it is very expensive but for me and the degree I am after there is no better place.

    Am enjoying being here

    I Love St. Ed's. Small campus and great community.

    Am learning a lot

    I end every semester in awe of everything I have learned in just a few months.

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    police is regularly aware and care for safety

    Greek Life

    no sororities or fraternities are found

    Clubs and Activities

    pretty much anything

    Great for these types of students

    hardworking individuals who have a passion for getting things done

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    our seal is very sacred to walk around not across

    Bang for the buck

    it depends on the situation. i'm paying for everything so its difficult since i'm not getting the whole experience, but i still love the school.

    What to do for fun

    well i spend most of my time in the library, but i always hear dorms have their own fun.

    Food and Dining

    a bit pricy for my tastes but its alright

    Dorm Life

    i am a commuter but i heard they are a lot of fun!

    Academic Rigor

    assignments are difficult throughout the semester. tests you cannot slack off. pay attention, write notes, study.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't slack off or you will get a low gpa. talk to teachers, they will help. academic advisers are amazing.

    In three sentences

    its a beautiful campus, wonderful school. friendly teachers and students. dedicated individuals.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel really safe walking on campus, especially in South Austin, even late at night which I have done countless times. The police are really nice about walking with you if you need someone and there are phones all over as well as they give you their number to keep on your cell in case of an emergency.

    Greek Life

    The only thing about Greek Life is there are professional co-ed fraternities to join. We don't have any houses on campus or off.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a ton of clubs to join and we have an involvement fair every semester that you can check out. For the 2-3000 students, we have about 125 or so organizations ranging from Colleges Against Cancer to Fishing Club to Fencing Club to Delta Sigma Pi.

    Great for these types of students

    Definitely great for Hipsters but also book smart, those who want a college education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a grotto that faces our sister school of Notre Dame. Near there is the best view of Austin, day or night. They do give out a lot of t-shirts so be prepared to get at least 10 t-shirts if not more. We have a Midnight Breakfast before finals each semester where there are activities to do as well as delicious food to eat so save some meal plan for that.

    Bang for the buck

    I think it's a good bang for the buck. They do really well with financial aid which is very helpful for me especially.

    What to do for fun

    You can always go downtown to Austin and check out the sights or go to Zilker Park. There are some museums as well and theater places. 6th street is pretty popular as well as Frat Row at UT for parties. St. Ed's does put on some things for entertainment but sometimes you do have to look.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining are alright but there are some limited options. If you are wanting to get some off-campus foods, you would have to walk quite a bit aways and most places don't stay open past midnight.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was average for me. It was cool that we didn't have a curfew as long as the opposite gender wasn't in your room past midnight.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel challenged at this school but if it is ever too hard, you can totally go to the professors and ask for help. They are available a lot and want to see you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Orientation is the best time to figure out what you want to bring to college as well as experience college life. Don't be afraid to make friends throughout the year because you have no idea who is going to stay your friend for the next couple of years.

    In three sentences

    It is such a gorgeous place being my little Texan Ivy League School. The professors are amazing and the services truly help you out. The student body could handle some more males though because there are too many females.

  • 11/03/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for any kind of student. Anyone is bound to make friends and find some activity of interest. The residence halls try to get people to socialize and there is any kind of personality in this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    For sure apply to outside scholarships to pay for school. Get involved as soon as you can because it really makes the experience. There are a lot of resources for students and so I recommend the career planning office for internships.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a private school it is more expensive but they do offer you some aid. I no doubt had to seek other scholarships and take out loans to cover the cost but as of right now it feels worth it to me.

    Am enjoying being here

    The moment I stepped on campus I felt like I belonged there. The school has to best view of Austin in town and the campus is small enough to make it feel like home. There are a lot of ways to get involved with clubs and internships.

    Am learning a lot

    Every single class I have taken here I feel like I have learned at least one important thing. Even the basic classes I found to be interesting because I haven't had a bad professor yet.

  • 03/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who like personalized attention and want to become global leaders. St. Edward's offers so many leadership programs that help build your credentials as well as teach you skills needed to work in groups -- FOR FREE.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open and friendly. Join the student organizations. Network with your professors.

    Bang for the buck

    St. Edward's is very expensive since it is a private university. But they have awesome scholarship opportunities for anyone who wants to come here. The financial aid office will help however they can with assisting you in your college education.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being here when the campus is busy. Everyone is always nice and open to conversation, most of the time. On the weekends, everyone usually leaves and campus life is so dead.

    Am learning a lot

    I love the way St. Edward's emphasizes the importance of education accenting it with the understanding about the mission of community we have here. At this school, I have learned to think and re-think, research, and all the things I'm learning can be applied to real-life situations.

  • 03/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    My interest in art has always been present in my life. From early childhood, I would always draw instead of playing with dolls, I would paint instead o playing sports, and I would collage instead of watching television.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fill out all applications for scholarships, leaving no blanks. Help the community not only for scholarship advancement but for yourself and the community, you will find the more you give the more you get in return and not just monetary gain but self respect.

    Bang for the buck

    It is very expensive for my parents to send me here even with my scholarships from SEU but it is very important for me to receive a good education. Although my parents did not go to college they both have worked hard and have good jobs. They know that most job fields require a decent education. To maintain a good job that will make good money will require a college education. Education is the first and foremost way to become successful.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am currently in several clubs at St. Edward’s University involving art, design and environmental conversation. I also intern at a design firm every Friday for ten to twelve hours trying to get experience in the field while having an on campus job. You meet different people from all over the country and have the opportunity to understand their way of thinking.

    Am learning a lot

    I am attending St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas and plan on getting a degree in graphic design. In my high school and college career I have taken as many art classes and advanced placement art classes involving many different mediums. I hope to get a job where I can advance my knowledge and that can somehow help people and the environment. I would enjoy introducing people to new environmental conscious designs and elements.

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE!

    Tips for prospective students

    This is the best school you can go to. Private and liberal arts, with a good sense of faith in the community, and an open mind with a global perspective.

  • 01/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The school isn't in the best part of town but I am yet to hear of an incident where a student has been hurt on campus because of this. There are lots of UPD on campus though and alert stations in case your ever in trouble.

    Greek Life

    There are fraternities on campus but all fraternities are coed and there are no frat houses. This leads to no sororities and a pretty boring greek life as far as partying but the fraternities are still available and do have some activities and are good to put on a resume for grad school.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school is very often putting on events and the office of student life is very good at planning fun events.

    Bang for the buck

    As a private school it is pricey but I feel with the merit scholarships it evens out the price. Also, I feel it is worth it to pay more for a private university in exchange for the small class sizes and personal reltionaships it allows you to have with your professors.

    What to do for fun

    Since its located on South Congress there is alot going on all the time and its only a few minutes from downtown. Also Austin is like a college kids disney land with a city whose population is almost 30% under 25, a crazy night life, and the live music capital of the world.

    Food and Dining

    I wasn't impressed the food but its not bad. I was happy that their meat was all naturally raised though and they use produce from sustainable farming techniques.

    Dorm Life

    I would tell everyone to live in Theresa if your going to live in dorms. These are the dorms in the worst shape and the cheapest but they are also the most fun. Although it can be loud at times I found a real since of community in these dorms that weren't in the nicer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is overall moderately hard. There are some classes that are required due to the fact that it is catholic university that I thought were simplistic and not necessary but overall the classes for my major were definately challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study for your SAT's as they have a huge influence on merit scholarships and if your grades aren't up to par spend a year at community college first. I decided to do community college for a year because my high school grades weren't what I wanted to be, and after community college I was able to get alot of merit scholarships in order to make the school more affordable.

    In three sentences

    St Edwards University is a beautiful campus only a few minutes from downtown and is a very fun neighborhood on South Congress. The school is full of great proffessors who challenge students academically and thanks to small classes they are always available to meet one on one and discuss issues. For me, being a political science major, being in the capitol of Texas has given me many oppurtunities to work in the government and internships influencing government.

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Do not fall behind and start study groups.

    In three sentences

    St. Edward's University is a great university for adults who wish to future their education. St. Edwards has a great schedule for students who need to hold a full time job.

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    there are a few fraternities but they are not greek like at larger colleges.

    What to do for fun

    you will live in austin there will always be something fun to do!

    Tips for prospective students

    apply!

    In three sentences

    this is an amazing school. don't hate it based on its small size, that makes the learning experience even better. the location of this school is amazing too, austin is an amazing place to live.

  • 02/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 74

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Since the campus is small there is not to do over the weekend, but it's Austin so there is a lot of interesting stuff that is just walking distance.

    Food and Dining

    The food is usually pretty good. Their fries are very addicting. However, not a lot is open during the weekend.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm do a lot of activities together and manage to get people to interact. Also they try to put you in a dorm where people have common interests.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard if you do not attend or even bother to study. Some of the science courses are hard and you will need to study to get a good grade in the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    To do well at this school go to classes, involve yourself with student life, and talk to people. People here are friendly and are willing to help you out if you ask.

    In three sentences

    Awesome campus with great people. The classes are small and manageable. Great atmosphere.

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    extremely safe. the college has their own security policy and they are always on top of things. we have a text/e-mail warning system.

    Greek Life

    there is some, but since i am in the science school i do not have time for it.

    Clubs and Activities

    if the school does not have the club or activity you would like, they encourage the student to start one. i personally have become involved in activities and created an event.

    Great for these types of students

    the university if diverse. i am a science major, hoping to go to medical school. there are also art people. very eclectic school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the campus is at the top of the mountain looking downtown austin. people say that the college is overlooking the world through austin.

    Bang for the buck

    it is a private university, but has a lot of financial assistance. the financial aid office goes the extra mile to make sure everyone gets the most of the financial assistance. scholarships are available.

    What to do for fun

    many things. austin is a great, prosperous city with many options, i.e., concerts, shopping, student atmosphere.

    Food and Dining

    excellent. the university obtains the food from small farms and vendors. all meals are made in by local chefs.

    Dorm Life

    all ra are students that know the university well. the dorms are kept in excellent condition and there is a variety of styles. the rooms are spacious and the university assists the students in getting a roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    professors are college level and expectations are high. no teacher assistants, all classes are taught by professors. if you are not able to keep up with the class, tutoring is available.

    Tips for prospective students

    come and visit this university, you will like it. the university is in austin, and the city-life is of great quality for various interests. make sure you walk the campus to get a better feeling of the diversity of the student body.

    In three sentences

    as a freshman i have had an excellent experience. it is a small community feel and environment. classes are small and professors are interested on the students' progress and learning.

  • 02/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    our campus is very safe. we have campus police who are on campus 24/7.

    Clubs and Activities

    st. edward's has a ton of different clubs and activities. there is something for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    st. edward's is located in the art of austin so not only is there a lot to do on campus but there is also a lot to do nearby campus.

    Food and Dining

    the food is decent but it gets old fast.

    Dorm Life

    everyone in the dorms is extremely close. they are like your family 8 months out of the year.

    Academic Rigor

    all of the professors at st. edward's are extremely passionate about what they teach and they want to see their students succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    avoid 8 a.m. classes if you aren't a morning person!

    In three sentences

    st. edward's is an amazing school. the professors are amazing, there is always a lot of activies on campus and the university is beautiful!

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    if you have the money to spend, it's a great school. if you don't have the extra cash, they have scholarships, and there are always things you can do to save money, but it really is worth the money, especially the class sizes.

    What to do for fun

    downtown is just a four minute drive or bus pass away. besides that, there are plenty of clubs to keep you entertained, and the general student population is so welcoming, that it's easy to find someone to spend time with.

    Food and Dining

    the food quality is amazing. a lot of the food is grown or raised locally, and there is always a vegetarian option, which are delicious, hippie or not. there is always something good it eat.

    Dorm Life

    some of the dorms aren't very social, but overall, i give it a good rating. there are always places to study and be serious or just hang out in the game room.

    Academic Rigor

    you are expected to do well, but you never have to do it alone. there's always some other student you can talk to about problems in class, and if you for some reason can't find one, there is always a professor with their door open.

    Tips for prospective students

    this school has a beautiful campus for those who love the outdoors, and for those who prefer the nightlife, downtown is a four minute drive away. a wide variety of students go here, and it's easy to find your niche.

    In three sentences

    over all, it's a fantastic school, especially for those majoring in liberal arts. the teachers are well qualified, and being well taken care for is just a given here. everyone cares about you, and it's easy to be involved in anything you want.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    there are lots of different clubs and activities that you can join here. every semester, they hold an involvement fair where you can talk to all the clubs you are interested in joining and understand a little of what they do.

    Great for these types of students

    it's great for any type of student!!

    Bang for the buck

    it's a little expensive because it's a private school, but don't let that turn you away. there are many scholarship opportunities including after your first year.

    What to do for fun

    st. edward's is located on south congress. it's not to far from downtown or the barton creek mall.

    Food and Dining

    i love the food! they offer a lot of different places to eat on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    st. edward's has a challenging curriculum when you get into different majors but it's well worth it!

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great and friendly police force.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to choose from...there is something for everybody.

    Great for these types of students

    ALL students will do well here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a seal on the sidewalk. Out of respect for our founders, we always avoid walking on it.

    Bang for the buck

    Worth every penny!

    What to do for fun

    Check the calendar. St. Edwards always has something going on on campus.

    Food and Dining

    So many choices for vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike!

    Dorm Life

    I do not stay in the dorms, but my friends love them.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging, but the faculty is available to help. I come out of every class having learned a great deal!

    Tips for prospective students

    Although tuition may seem high, the experience of St. Edwards is worth every penny.

    In three sentences

    St. Edwards University has been the most wonderful experience of my life. Everyday I am there, I have the most wonderful experiences both in and out of the classrooms. I feel so lucky to be able to attend St. Edwards University.

  • 03/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    With tuition at around 31k a year the cost is somewhat high, but the experience is priceless.

    What to do for fun

    Austin's social scene is infinitely vast. Music, Theater, Dance, Food, Sports, are some of the highlighted categories one thinks of coming to Austin. One can practically find any passion, explore it, and enjoy it with others.

    Food and Dining

    With two main cafeterias serving a variety of entrées and snacks, the food choices are endless. Eat different foods or eat a cold sandwich for every day of the week, your choice!

    Academic Rigor

    The work put into your studies is a reflection of your grade. Professors are always willing to help you and the various Academic Centers are available when needed. To get the A, you need to try your hardest. Period.

    Tips for prospective students

    As an incoming freshman, getting to know those in your dorm and participating in campus activities are the best ways to find yourself at St. Edward's.

    In three sentences

    A tight-nit, convivial, student atmosphere is displayed at St. Edward's University. Students, Professors, and staff, all have an active role in each others' lives and contribute to the school's mission statement--the courage to take risks, to have an international perspective, respect for the whole person, and a commitment to social justice.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The University Police at St. Edward's are a hard working group of policemen and women that constantly patrol the campus. They even offer to escort students to their cars late at night if requested/desired.

    Clubs and Activities

    St. Edward's offers a whole slew of clubs and activities for students. There's even an office (Student Life) devoted to helping these clubs stay organized and recruit new club members.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for any student desiring to study liberal arts. It is a very writing, reading, and research heavy institution. If you are a student looking for small classrooms/learning communities, apply here! You'll fit right in!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Sorin Oak on the Hilltop is one of the oldest trees here in Austin, Texas. It was also once the highest point in Austin, Texas and said to have contributed the inspiration behind our founder's desire to create St. Edward's University. The University takes great pride in the oak tree, even entering it in contests as the best tree in Austin.

    Bang for the buck

    St. Edward's is a private institution so... It can get pricey. Tuition has increased for the Fall 2012 school year so you may have to pull out loans just to attend. It costs more to come here than say, attending UT Austin (a public university) but you may benefit by having smaller classes and greater use of campus resources.

    What to do for fun

    St. Edward's has a huge amount of extra-curricular activities offered on campus. The many clubs can range from arts and manga to Hispanic dance and culture. And even if joining these activities aren't your thing, there are many events (Caesar Chavez Week, Writer's Seminars, even movies on the Hilltop) that students can attend for FREE. Wanna get off campus? St. Edward's is located on S. Congress Avenue. Hop the Metro and go shopping at SoCo and pick up some delicious Amy's Ice Cream while your there! Hey! Be adventurous and cruise downtown Austin, it's just a bus ride away.

    Food and Dining

    The dining at St. Edward's prides itself in buying organic, local foods. They also try their best to offer a healthy, non-belt-busting menu to students. However, a downside to this is the fact that the food is quite expensive ($6+ for just chicken tenders and fries) and there doesn't seem to be a great variety when it comes to the menu choices (predictable choices after a while).

    Dorm Life

    I can't say much about the dorm life (I'm a commuter) but I will say I am envious of those who get to experience it. The dorms are small (at least in East) but seem to have a very polite community. The RA's are very kind and are there to help you out in whatever you need.

    Academic Rigor

    The classrooms here are small, maybe a 22 student max per class. Therefor, if you're struggling, there is always an opportunity to ask for help from the professor, rather than seeking out the TA due to a 500+ lecture class. The classes are very writing heavy, so be ready to spend time writing essays, doing research and heavy reading.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember, GPA isn't everything. Private schools don't automatically accept the top 10% and St. Edward's reviews every application individually, so make sure to make your application shine. Write great essays and really show the Dean's what you got.

    In three sentences

    Very open-minded, kind campus. There is always someone here to help you with anything (from financial aid to one-on-one counseling). Very kind, helpful, calm school environment.

  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always feel safe here. The university security are patrolling the streets and campus. I believe more lights should be installed on the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many sports to choose from at this university. Gymnasium fool of activities to choose.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all students. Their is an abundance of diversity and backgrounds. Activities are planned throughout the year on multicultural events.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nestled on top of a hill in Austin, TX overseeing the city. Located near townlake that is great place to enjoy a beautiful scenic park. Several activities that is surrounding the beautiful university.

    Bang for the buck

    Lots of computers and libraries throughout campus. Location is great! Can attend many athletic events for free. Lots of shady trees and great study locations throughout campus. Professors try to go over and beyond in helping their students succeed.

    What to do for fun

    Join educational guest speakers on various topics. Gym, and sports activities throughout campus. Great dining options, music venues, and endless amount of entertainment in Austin.

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty good with a decent array of choices. Not too expensive for a university setting. Nice amount of healthy choices to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Nice location that is rich with activities. Atmosphere is warm and feels safe from surrounding areas.

    Academic Rigor

    Material is relevant and up to date. A lot of homework is typically assigned. However, as long as one does the work and properly studies the success rate is really good. Professors are very friendly and want their students to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great university if looking for a smaller individual focus on one's degree. Lots of areas to get involved to feel right at home. Drawback is it is expensive to attend this university.

    In three sentences

    An outstanding university that focuses on equipping their students with up to date material to be competitive in their prospective careers. Dedicated professors and staff in creating an environment that is safe, professional, and educational. Very relaxed atmosphere where I feel very comfortable going to school.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The options can be a little disappointing sometimes, but the attention to specific dietary needs is wonderful.

    Dorm Life

    All of the dorm staff is super friendly. Every dorm has lots of opportunities to meet other residents and have fun.

    Academic Rigor

    As is to be expected, basic classes are far too easy. Once you being to take classes in your major, quality quickly increases. St. Ed's strength lies in its specific coursework.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 74

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Being in Austin, TX, there is always something to do...whether it's go hiking with your friends, going to a concert, or going downtown. The location of the school makes it very easy to explore the city.

    Food and Dining

    St. Edward's offers many different types of food, from Tex-Mex, to Vegetarian. There is always food for everyone. Also, the school emphasizes on health so they used good ingredients and serve healthy food.

    Dorm Life

    Each residence hall puts on various events for students to come together and get to know each other. Most of the dorms are very nice and easy to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at St. Edward's are very challenging but not impossible. The teachers are ALWAYS available to help you with whatever you need. However, the general education requirements are a little much.

    Tips for prospective students

    Everyone is nervous starting college or transferring to another school. Literally everyone there is friendly so do not be afraid to reach out to different people and make friends!

    In three sentences

    St. Edward's University is a great school with excellent programs for all the different majors. The campus is beautiful and all the students seem to love in. Located in Austin, TX, the university has a lot to offer.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is something that you don't really have to worry about here, mostly because it is pretty safe. There aren't really any reports of crime, violence or theft on campus and we have our University Police Department (UPD).

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities to choose from on this campus, although we don't have any sororities or fraternities. Honestly there are too many clubs to name but in the beginning of each semester they host an event where all the clubs set up booths and you can take a look around and join some. Many of their events are about volunteering or sharing in multi-cultural experiences / traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    Don't buy a shirt. If you plan on attending this college, then don't buy a shirt at the campus store. You get shirts here like crazy. I was told before that they hand out shirts for anything and everything, they were right. Every event, every club, you can bet you'll get a shirt for it. Especially for their events. It is actually pretty awesome. They give out other smaller items as well, but shirts are one of the main things, along with raffles.

    What to do for fun

    St. Edward's is located about ten minutes away from downtown Austin, which keeps you at a close enough distance to have fun, but still be able to come back and focus on school in a quieter environment. We are also located near University of Texas at Austin, so whenever they host events you are able to go and join them. Austin has little shops here and there which are good to go explore in, especially one called Lucy in Disguise which is an incredible costume shop. Austin is a musical and different city which is always fun to explore. They also have First Thursday which is a monthly event where people set up boutiques and sell many of their hand-crafted items. Some other fun things are the food trailers that Austin has, ranging from things in crepes, cupcakes, donuts, to bananas.

    Food and Dining

    Food at St. Edward's tastes really good the first time you are here, but it doesn't change often so if you get bored of the same thing quickly then you might be in trouble. They cook it well and it tastes good, so the food's not bad, it's just that it doesn't change very much so there isn't much variety. There are two dining halls, Hunt and Ragsdale and then you have The Huddle which is a Tex-Mex food place. There is also a little convenient store called Outtakes which is located in Hunt.

    Dorm Life

    The campus has several housing options and as a Freshman you are required to live on campus unless you live in Austin. As a Freshman you will be living in a Freshmen-only dormatory, of which there are four. Teresa Hall is the dorm in which I stayed, it is one of the cheaper ones for girls next to East Hall which is an all girls dorm. Teresa's rooms are a bit smaller than the schools website made them seem, but you get used to it as you continue to live there. Honestly, I was told and I agree that Teresa is probably one of the best dorms to live in, mostly because of the fact that is it such a social environment. Yet it is not too social to the point where it is distracting. You even have other students from other dorms coming to hang out in Teresa. People are more friendly here so making friends is not that difficult, even if you are a quieter person. This dorm is also getting remodeled to have tile floors and new cabinets, desks and closets. Teresa also has some of the best RAs.

    Academic Rigor

    St. Edward's is a smaller campus so you therefore have smaller class sizes. As a result of this, you are able to talk more with your professors and classmates about questions that you have on certain subjects. Professors also like in class participation, so there is an opportunity to ask questions when you have them. I would say that the classes are a bit challenging, but it is not something to be afraid of because there are so many resources available to assist you. Such as the writing and math centers that we have on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Unlike most universities, this campus has professors that expect their students to attend class on a regular basis, mainly because class sizes are roughly twenty students at most, so your presence is noticed and appreciated. Most professors expect in class participation and discussion, not only with them but with your other classmates as well. Another big thing for this university is volunteering, they love to host events for students to volunteer in and when applying, it looks good to have participated in volunteering. Although this is a Catholic school, it is also a liberal arts one. While they do have a religious background, they do not require that you attend mass or participate in any religious events of any particular affiliation. They do require that you take one class on religion, however they offer many topics that range from Catholicism to Religion in Harry Potter.

    In three sentences

    St. Edward's is a private Catholic university that is able to focus its attention on each student individually because of its small class sizes. There are many events on campus that follow and raise awareness about current events as well as multicultural issues. Diversity is a big factor as this university has many international students and is located in the heart of Austin, Texas.

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe. No one ever gets hurt. Dorms are everywhere, and therefore, people are too. There is a bus stop close as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 162 students orgs, and there are only 4000 students in the school. We have an extensive variety of things to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone is welcome. It is an extremely diverse school. Come to St. Eds, and you'll have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can see downtown Austin from the soccer field. It looks amazing at night.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe it is an excellent school.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is close, and there are a lot of student organizations constantly planning on-campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    I really enjoy the vegetarian dishes in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Excellent way of making friends. And... alcohol allowed for over 21s.

    Academic Rigor

    Not much compared to what it was in Mexico. It is much easier here, however, there is still a demanding education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know what you want; it will make it easier. However, if you don't know, don't worry... St. Edwards has a lot of very capable staff members to help you in the process of finding out.

    In three sentences

    I believe it is an excellent school. Its professors, and the time you get to spend with them is important to the comprehension of the class.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    NONE

    Bang for the buck

    VERY expensive school. Keep in mind this is a PRIVATE Catholic university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save your money and plan for years of student loans to pay off.

    In three sentences

    Such a beautiful campus in the heart of the rollings hills of Austin, Texas. Spiritually stimulating setting where you are free to follow your own beliefs while strengthening your faith, whatever that may be. A diverse background of students and an intimate classroom setting allowing for casual intimacy with your classmates and professors.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have our own UPD. 12 full fledged Austin PD officers, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

    Greek Life

    There isn't a Greek life scene on campus. Students are allowed to go to UT and be apart of their Greek life if they wish.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 90+ organizations on campus. I volunteer as a tour guide (hence why I know so much about the school). And if you can't find club for you, you can always make your own. Like the M.EA.T. club (Men Eating Animals Together) and the vegetarian club. lol

    Great for these types of students

    All students. St. Ed's is Catholic but they don't require anyone to be Catholic or do anything Catholic. They don't require students to go to Mass or volunteer. Those things are incredibly available but it's up to the student. They only thing they have you do is take a single religious studies course or philosophy course. Easy and simple. And it could be anything, there's even a Harry Potter class... no joke.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something going on on campus. Whether it's a sports event, huge movie showing, conferences, homecoming, watch fireworks, the dorm events, etc. And did I mention they're free? Awesooome. Also it's Austin-freakin-Texas. Music, everywhere music. Go to concerts, walk down South Congress on First Thursday, go to 6th street and bump into celebrities. I do not work to advertise St. Ed's -- what I'm telling you is real, coming from a student going to St. Edward's. I love this school and everything it brings.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great, St. Ed's is catered by Bon Appetit which is an Austin company that gets it's food from Austin farmers. So very local and fresh. There are two major dining facilities with vegetarian, sushi, pasta/pizza, salad bar & station, sandwich station (like subway), and an entree which changes every day.

    Dorm Life

    SO. MUCH. FUN. I loved living on-campus. There's always something to do or someone to see, the RA's have events every month, sometimes twice. There are 6 residence halls incoming freshmen can choose from and all of them have different personalities and prices. The more recent/modern halls are more expensive. I lived in the cheapest hall and had a blast. Teresa hall was very social and we were like our own little family, I traded the nice furniture for the company that T-Hall gave me.

    Academic Rigor

    Wonderful teach/student dynamic. They encourage students to meet with them as much as possible and because professors are required to have office hours they can't say no if you ask to meet with them. They make time to help. This also means there are some difficult times ahead, I'm not going to sugar-coat the work you have to complete. As long as you pay attention and ask for help when you need it you'll do very well. And allow me to just add that in 2010, every single student who applied for Med School after attending St. Edward's got in. 100% of those that applied. They will make sure you know you're stuff before you leave their school with a BA.

    Tips for prospective students

    You want to do well in high school -- the better the grades, the better chance you'll get grants/scholarships. Volunteer! Show them you can be a leader too, they love that. And just realize you're not in high school anymore, in high school I never had to study but as soon as college hit I was studying every night so don't go in thinking you'll have it easy from the get-go.

    In three sentences

    St. Edward's is definitely what I consider a diamond hidden under burnt orange. It's in Austin, Texas (huge music scene), nontraditional, and a melting pot of people. I love that I learn something new every single day

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Don't rely on them to show up anytime soon, especially if they're changing shifts. APD might show up before they do.

    Greek Life

    A few fraternities, but their basically just clubs. They don't have their own dorms or anything like that. Some just give you the title and that's it.

    Clubs and Activities

    We don't have a football team...and we're in Texas...you tell me.

    Great for these types of students

    Hippies, writers, philosophers, and just anyone who's a true liberal arts major at heart.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We are the school on the hilltop and our school has the typical castle-like look of the private schools. However, for being so old the only unusual tradition we have is to take our students on a ghost tour during their first week.

    Bang for the buck

    When you say I go to college in Austin the automatic response is Oh to UT. You say, no, to St. Ed's. Half the people have heard of it, but that's about it. I honestly think $30,000 a year is hardly worth it. We're not even the best school in Texas. Go to UT: cheaper and it's got the prestige.

    What to do for fun

    There are several on campus organizations, but student life makes it a little difficult sometimes to organize a good event (it takes money to pay for something big, but we can't ask for sponsors). The University Programming Board is also pretty good at coming up with events, such as Movies on the Lawn (we've previously had Inception, Toy Story 3, and Sherlock Holmes on a huge inflatable screen).

    Food and Dining

    They don't know how to make business, so they force you to buy a meal plan regardless of whether you live on campus or not. And even though you have to pay out of your own pocket, if you have left over money they will not reimburse you, they'll just keep it (freshmen end up with about $1000 leftover). At first you think, oh so much to choose from!, and then you realize it's basically the same thing every day.

    Dorm Life

    I liked the experience, but maybe it's because of the people I had around me. Teresa and East are the most depressing looking halls, but the environment is always hyped up. I also lived at the Casas. Probably the place where I had the most privacy. Nevertheless, I encourage to find an apt outside of school. Way cheaper. One semester at St. Ed's is a year's worth of rent anywhere else.

    Academic Rigor

    I have taken classes in English Lit, Psych, Spanish, and Biology (hard time making up my mind). All the professors have been great, but the rigor does change from area to area. As a Spanish speaker I feel the program needs to be more difficult, but as a Bio student I truly recommend good time management to get all the reading done.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get as much credit for basic requirements as you can outside of St. Edward's. Half (if not more) of your degree will be made up of these. St. Ed's doesn't have as many majors, so make sure we have more than one of the areas you're interested in, because if you don't like what we have, it will be difficult to have the credits you earn here count anywhere else for transfer.

    In three sentences

    It's a beautiful campus with wonderful professors. However, it has terrible management if tuition keeps going up $1000 every year and they force us to pay for food we don't want (you have to pay the meal plan or you can't register). At least the professors work hard to get us the grants we need to improve and expand our programs.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus.

    Great for these types of students

    I find this school to be very diversed so if you are an older student like I am you will fit right in.

    What to do for fun

    Meet school friends for dinner and drinks.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for small classes and more one on one with professor then this is the school.

    In three sentences

    I have found my experience at St. Edward's very satisfying. I find the culture at the school to fit my every needs. The faculty is the best I have ever worked with in all my years of school.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    University Police patrols 24/7 and will even escort you if you would like. I feel very safe on our hilltop.

    Greek Life

    The only Greek life is for law fraternities and such. They're all subject-based.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are SO many clubs to join with a wide variety of interest points. You could even start one on your own if you don't find one that seems to suit you that is already established.

    Great for these types of students

    SEU is in Austin, Texas which is very liberal and that transcends to campus. It's a good place to go because you'll always be accepted.

    Bang for the buck

    It is very expensive to attend, just in tuition, not to mention books. However, you can get very individualized attention that you could not get at larger universities. In the end, the price is worth the education you get.

    What to do for fun

    Campus Rec offers classes like Zumba, yoga, and cardio classes to enjoy. Student Life organizes many large events throughout the year that everyone is welcome to come enjoy. It's a gorgeous campus so it's fun just to take a walk with some friends.

    Food and Dining

    All of the food is locally grown and organic. The meats are also carefully regulated. It's fresh and delicious!

    Dorm Life

    SEU has very different dorms to choose from. There's one for everybody to feel comfortable in. I had the best dorm experince.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is not at all easy, especially as a biology major. There are some classes that are easier, but I'd never describe as easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for every opportunity that you can, especially in the sciences! Also, don't be afraid to go to professors' office hours. They are always very happy to help and if they get to know you well enough, they're good for writing recommendation letters later!

    In three sentences

    SEU is a beautiful college campus with lots of diversity. The classes are small so you get to know your teachers and they get to know you.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On campus police are always around and always ready to respond to a call.

    Greek Life

    No greek life, no houses or sororities. There are some fraternities but they are subject related, like for theater and business majors. The rugby and lacrosse men's teams serve as kinds of fraternities, but it isn't very important to St. Edward's students.

    Clubs and Activities

    There a lot of clubs to get involved in, and the club team sports are very prevalent. Most people here participate in some type of sport, whether it be varsity, club, or IM.

    Great for these types of students

    Hipsters and indie people fit right in here. Being stylish is pretty much the norm and there are a lot of pretty girls here. Everyone is tolerant, so any religion or race or sexual orientation is welcome and treated fairly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We're the hilltoppers. The school sits on top of a hill, so we are the Hilltoppers, pretty much a goat. But we play it off pretty well, and people are proud to represent this odd mascot.

    Bang for the buck

    Its an expensive private school, but gives out good scholarships and aid, especially if you're a good student.

    What to do for fun

    The school itself puts on some pretty good events throughout the year, but Austin itself has much more to offer. There's always something to do, somewhere to go, somewhere to eat. UT area is great for food and shopping options, and the nightlife is always hopping in downtown Austin. The music scene is huge here, and there are concerts year round. Public transportation is great, but a car is needed for other things, like going to the store for things you need. A grocery store is in walking distance from the school and is open 24 hours which is pretty great for students. Austin City Limits music festival is a popular even in Austin.

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty bland but the options are varied. There are no fast food places on campus really, but the Jo's coffee shops (2 on campus) are very popular for hanging out and getting a drink. There are 2 dining halls, one mainly used for lunch and the other for dinner. The food is pretty green and sustainable, and there is a salad bar and a snack bar (fries, burgers).

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is mandatory for freshmen, but after that, most students go to live in on campus apartments or off campus apartments because there is simply no room, and privacy and freedom are very much valued by sophomore year. The dorms are pretty expensive, and depending on which dorm you choose, you get more room or less room.

    Academic Rigor

    To most students, academics matters. Grades for classes are given as straight grade letters, like A and B, no A- or B- for overall class grades. This is great because if you get all As for a semester, then you can have a 4.0 GPA, whereas at other schools the minus or plus makes or breaks the grade. Math and science classes here are pretty hard, because its a liberal arts school and the professors for the math classes aren't very good. You really have to study for certain classes, but its easy to know which classes and professors to take with the help of other students. After freshman year, studying hours increase by a lot if you care about your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come and visit and see the Austin area to make sure you like it. Also, make sure you want a small school. There isn't much school spirit and that can really make or break a college experience for some. Get ready for the expensive meal plan for the first year of your time here; its nice because its basically unlimited food, but its required of freshmen and completely over priced.

    In three sentences

    The location of the school is what makes it awesome. Austin is a great city to go to college in and is close to other Texan cities like Dallas and San Antonio so road trips are easy! Another thing that makes it attractive is its small size, so you know you're getting personal attention and you're not just a number.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Decent part of town, with great campus police, but every once in awhile I wish we had a fence around campus.

    Greek Life

    None here, visit UT for some events if you can swing it though.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are amazing student leaders who do awesome things with all sorts of ideas. Some of my favorite clubs include: Food Trailer Fanatics, Club Swimming, Rugby, Hillel Toppers, Multi-Cultural Leadership Board, Anime Club, Psi Fi (movies and books) club.

    Great for these types of students

    Theatre students (our program is all encompassing and interactive). Green loving or vegetarian advocating students who really want to make a difference for the environment even living on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The club sports banquet StESPY awards were new this year, but a huge success. Every year Black Student Union hosts Night of Soul which brings out a large community. We also host Big Event with help from Campus Ministry which services the local Austin community thanks to support from SGA.

    Bang for the buck

    Scholarships help a ton with St. Ed's and keep the bill collectors at bay (mostly).

    What to do for fun

    The poetry scene in Austin is amazing. As many might know Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World and it deserves the title, shows every night of the week can keep you on your toes, but our festivals including Austin City Limits, South by Southwest and Reggaefest will simply blow your mind. Want a quieter day? Try out the Greenbelt or Lady Bird Lake for amazing canoeing, fishing or hiking!

    Food and Dining

    Bon Appetit makes sure our meals are locally grown and sustainable and pretty tasty most of the time.

    Dorm Life

    RA's are helpful and supportive. Our Living Learning Communities are top notch and a great way to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to work hard here and do things right to get good grades. Small enough that if you are a star, you'll get your chance to shine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider that a large quantity of students attend St. Ed's because it is in Austin. Our club sports program is fantastic, we send students to nationals on a regular basis and I think that makes up for the lack of Greek life.

    In three sentences

    Excellent professors who will keep you engaged and question your understanding of the world around you. Sad state of transitioning with lot's of construction going on, hopefully they will make it more livable in the future though. Challenging course work and fantastic location, St. Edward's is part of Austin's South Congress district and nearby to downtown too!

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    clubbing in 6th street. walk through south congress.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't miss class.

    In three sentences

    A very awesome liberal school. The people there are great, and so is the food. The professors are very understanding and willing to help.

  • 08/19/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Austin has TONS to do for fun! The location was probably my favorite part. Right down the street from soco st, and a very short car/bus ride away from the lake and barton creek.

    Food and Dining

    I really enjoyed the food, a lot of people complained but it actually does have a nice variety and good healthier options.

    Dorm Life

    Beautiful dorms except for the older ones. (Teresa and East)

    Academic Rigor

    Like I said, not as challenging as it could have been- in a bad way. However, make sure you look into myedu before enrolling in any classes. Like every school, some teachers are just mean.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on school and don't let the awe of college freedom or the party atmosphere distract you. Join a club that you find interesting. Explore Austin with friends. Buy concert tickets in advance.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus with some really great teachers. I am transferring because it was not very challenging academically, and I felt that most students were just there to party. Also, student life is kind of a downer too.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are independent and want to explore life.

    What to do for fun

    Located only minutes from downtown Austin and is in the State capital. Plenty of activities: ACL, South by Southwest, Pecanfest

    Tips for prospective students

    Considerate St. Edward's because it is located in a major city and it gives you a smaller college environment to learn in.

    In three sentences

    Great campus with an atmosphere of learning and group bonding. Feel as if the staff is very personable and helpful to me. Athletics is going to be great and I have a passionate coach that I will be playing for.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    So far St. Edwards seems like a very good school for just about anyone. I have a good friend who attends here and he absolutely loves it!

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is up on the highest natural point in Austin so it is absolutely beautiful and has the most amazing view. Even so, it is still in Austin with a lot of home less people right down the street so i would not wander too far from campus at night, but if you stay mostly in the heart of it at night, you're safe. Campus Police are always around.

    Greek Life

    NONE!

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons! There is something for everyone

    Great for these types of students

    Indie, Hipster, Fun, Outgoing, Open Minded, Dedicated to school, Friendly

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a campus seal you must walk around or you will fail school and lose your scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    It's Austin, baby! Go down south congress during First Thursday ( the first thursday of every month). There are food vendors, people selling clothes, art, playing music. There is also Zilker Park, Barton Springs, and all the festivals downtown, all the time!

    Food and Dining

    It was not very good my freshman year, but this year they are really picking it up. They are using better produce and having a wider variety. With all the places and choices, you'll never have to worry about starving.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are fun! They each have their own personality and style. There are RA's who make events for your dorm, so it is easy to make friends and have a good time. You make the best of it.

    Academic Rigor

    It varies from class to class and teacher to teacher. Classes are not impossible and you can achieve the grade you want if you put in the effort, because the professors are accessible and there are study sessions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure it is the type of school you want and it has your major. Please come visit! Keep your grades up and apply for scholarships! They have a pretty good aid system.

    In three sentences

    It is a good school for people who want the artsy Austin feel, who want the small school atmosphere, a good education, and personal, friendly vibe from students & professors. But if you are also looking for roaring school pride, St. Edward's is more laid back, as there is no greek life or football team.

  • 09/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UPD is awesome, you can't walk around campus without seeing them at least once. I always feel safe on campus, it's a little bubble.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a club for pretty much anything. Dancing (traditional, tap, belly, you name it), anything academic, cultural clubs, service, vegetarian food, cycling, watching tv...

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't step on the seal! We also have a goat (yeah, a real goat), a haunted main building, and the college is built on a dormant volcano

    Bang for the buck

    It's pricey here. Really pricey. But if you go to all the events and get all the free t shirts and stuff, it tends to even out. Tons of free food on campus all the time.

    What to do for fun

    South Congress Street with shops and food trailers Zilker Park Alamo Drafthouse (it's a Movie Tavern but better) especially the events like Master Pancakes and Quote-a-longs 6th Street, of course Barton Springs the Greenbelt Blazer Tag Schlitterbahn Seriously, anything you want to do within 1 hour's drive

    Food and Dining

    Food is pricy, but fairly good. You get tired of it after about a year, but everyone has their favorites. Falafel Wednesday is awesome, and the baked goods are great, too.

    Dorm Life

    Great dorms, they're huge and most are new or newly renovated. There are a lot of great programs, including hall olympics, where you compete based on residence hall. It is a bit pricy, though, and Residence Life is hard to deal with.

    Academic Rigor

    Most departments have great classes, and you learn a lot. The psych department is lacking, and it's also one of the largest (go figure). Writing, religious studies, sciences, and global studies are all great programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school is small, so don't come expecting huge classes. Make sure to make friends off campus, the drama can get annoying (like a big family). Professors are very open here, so don't be afraid to talk to them. Come here if you're looking for that personal touch.

    In three sentences

    St. Eds is like home away from home. Everyone is very friendly, but everyone knows everyone. The academics are great in most areas, and you get a very rounded education.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe. Love campus police.

    Greek Life

    There isn't any and I think that's a plus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's so much to do always.

    Great for these types of students

    Global emphasis students. If you want to travel, meet foreign exchange students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming is a pretty fun weekend!

    Bang for the buck

    Food is pricey but over all with everything offered it is worth coming here!

    What to do for fun

    First Thursday's on South Congress.

    Food and Dining

    Catering is pretty good, just pricey.

    Dorm Life

    Plenty of activities with Student Life.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study abroad. See career services early. Take advantage of free services.

    In three sentences

    Center of Austin life. Global Emphasis. Plenty of foreign exchange students.

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police is very friendly and wont mind escorting the students at night when needed.

    Greek Life

    We are sister and brother to the UT greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have everything except a football team.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is actually for all types of students. There is no specific type of student on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We open up the year with the great Hillfest which includes fireworks, games and raffles on our main lawn. Many vendors come give free food and free activities. Since we dont have a football team, for our homecoming it is about basketball and we have a casino night. It is our high class event where all students dress up.

    What to do for fun

    There is always some sort of activity to do on campus. We have monthly festivals and lawn events.

    Food and Dining

    Our food is great and very healthy.

    Dorm Life

    I commute to the campus but my friends enjoy living on campus. They are not too small but not to big. Theres sufficient space for a person.

    Academic Rigor

    The small classes make it a better learning environment. The work is hard but is easy if you dont procastinate and do it while your information is fresh. The faculty is always there to assist.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip is to create a friendship with your professors because they are very helpful. Procastination is definitely not acceptable on campus.

    In three sentences

    It is very liberal that allows students to be themselves. Faculty and staff are always around to help after class and office hours. It is like a community that works together.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    No Greek Life.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who think of themselves as paving the way in fashion, the world, music, and whatever else hipsters like.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a seal on the ground that you must never walk on, but walk all the way around it. There are also great ghosts stories about many of our halls.

    Bang for the buck

    The high tuition pays for the close relationship you have with your professors and the time they spend actually helping you get somewhere in life. That's why you're going to college, right?

    What to do for fun

    Austin is the live music capital of the world, so go see concerts! They also have many parks and recreational places to get active.

    Food and Dining

    Our caterer, Bon Appetit, offers cuisine from classic salads to sushi. Every day they have new items on the menu, as well as the comfort foods.

    Dorm Life

    The best part about going to college is living on your own and making great friendships in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall, every class requires you to write an essay or smaller papers throughout the semester. So be prepared to write!

    Tips for prospective students

    When applying for living, check Hunt LeMans! It is the newest dormitory on campus and has a cafeteria conveniently located on the first floor. Meeting new people is scary, but being a part of a club or an intramural sport.

    In three sentences

    St. Edward's has a very small faculty and campus that supports every student's success in their education. With professor/student ratio of 1/20, you get to know your professor one on one, as well as take advantage of a free writing center operated from our rhetoric professors. Not only is St. Edward's a great place to go, but Austin, Texas makes the decision to apply here that much easier.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a police that goes around the campus everyday.

    What to do for fun

    Join the clubs. There are many interesting clubs in St.Edward's University.

    Food and Dining

    Good Thing about St.Edward's is that there is no unhealthy food restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    Everybody is friendly and the rooms are very clean and nice. I love being in the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Many students work hard for getting a good grade and getting scholarships. We all study in a good environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should participate in the classes without skipping.

    In three sentences

    St.Edward's University is a pretty small college which you get to close to the professors and can study in a good amount of ratio of professor and student.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is small enough for everything to be easily looked after and campus security makes their presence very known. There is no point or place on campus that does not feel secure.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is almost non-existent on this campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs all over the place but they make it a point to ensure they are not constantly in your face or distracting from what is important.

    Great for these types of students

    It is perfect for Students who are ready to work with few distractions.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Visitor parking is usually available and always free, so you can potentially get away with never having to buy a parking pass as long as you are willing to walk. There is also a plethora of activities just off campus from bars to strip clubs!

    Bang for the buck

    This school offers so much and there are so many people willing and able to help you personally, that the money you spend is easily justified. The library alone is beyond impressive.

    What to do for fun

    There are softball games and numerous student activities. It really depends on your interests and you willingness to search for like minded peers.

    Food and Dining

    The options for dining are varied and affordable.

    Dorm Life

    Though I do not live in the dorms, I can see that dorm life would not be quite as impressive as living on a larger campus. There is simply not as much to do. But this would also ensure fewer distraction from school work.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are challenging and thought provoking. Each class I have taken taught me something, not only about the subject, but about myself as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect to spend a significant amount of money, but if you take advantage of all that is offered, it will be well worth it.

    In three sentences

    Renowned enough to be proud of your degree. Small enough to get the attention you need. Offers enough to help you well beyond your graduation day.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The University offers so many different events on and off campus. With over 120 clubs/organizations it's hard not to have fun!

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious, and their dessert is even better. There is also coffee in any area of the campus you are in and it's so convenient that you can use your meal plan to purchase coffee.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is very welcoming and the dorm setup is great!

    Academic Rigor

    The courses at St. Edward's are a challenge but they offer so many resources to help you along the way and you grow so much.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pick your classes early so that you get the classes you want.

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely gorgeous. Everyone at the university is kind and acts as such a wonderful community. Classes are very personal.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel extremely safe! There is 24/7 Police patrol around campus as well as an emergency number to call for immediate help, even if you just need an escort back to your dorm.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is alot of activities you can think of at St. Edward's... except for football... of course:/ But I always gt free shirts!

    Bang for the buck

    Though this school is a private school and is very expensive, I am glad that my money has went toward St. Edward's. I know that I am getting a great education and am recieving every learning experience to its highest potential!

    Food and Dining

    The ingredients of most of the food is grown within 150 miles of the school... Talk about healthy!

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in the Renovated Teresa Hall and the reason I give this rating is because my roommate and I happened to get the oneee room with a private bathroom! Lucky Us(: Plus, I loveeee my roommate! We will be best friends forever!

    Academic Rigor

    The small classes are extremely the reason for the 5 stars! I have been able to get one on one with my teacher and it does feel great for all of my teachers to know me by name!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't hesitate! Visit NOW! I took an individual visit and had the chance to stay over night with a current student. It was the best choice of my life! I was able to get the real feel of what it would be like to go here! So come on down to the Hilltop!

    In three sentences

    This is absolutely the most beautiful and student- oriented school in this area! The campus is the highest point of Austin and its view of downtown is amazing! I love my time here!

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safe campus.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life on our campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a lot of diversity among clubs and you can pretty much make any club you want if they don't already offer it. There are a number of club sports and NCAA teams.

    Great for these types of students

    There are a bunch of artsy people and people who are really passionate about the environment. Not a school for football people (there is no team).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The big red doors are the image of the campus and if you walk out them you can see the entire Austin skyline.

    Bang for the buck

    It's pretty pricey but they usually give you a lot of scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    It is in Austin which is such a wonderful city, there is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. Not perfect but hey, it's cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    There are a number of good dorms to choose from. The best being Teresa hall because it has a good social life.

    Academic Rigor

    General education classes are not too challenging. However the classes for math and natural science are very challenging but not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't want a major in either: biology, psychology, communication, graphic design, art, environment, or global studies. I suggest looking at other schools because those are pretty much what you are going to get.

    In three sentences

    St. Edward's has a very beautiful and progressively sustainable campus with not a whole bunch of students. Unfortunately there is not a lot of diversity within the majors you have to choose from. But having the small class numbers makes it easy to fit in and seek help from professors.

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe. Campus security is visible.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many activities to choose from.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus sits on top of a hill and the view of Austin is beautiful.

    What to do for fun

    The campus offers a great deal of social opportunities. Austin is also an exciting city. There is a lot to do both on and off the campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food is about 3.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is like any other college. However, there is more monitoring due to the size of the university.

    Academic Rigor

    St. Edward's academic rigor is between a 4 and 5.

    Tips for prospective students

    St. Edward's is a small school that focuses on academics and servitude. Social life at St. Edwards is focused around serving others in a variety of service projects. If you are of the giving spirit and like an atmosphere that thrives on academics, then apply to attend St. Edward's University.

    In three sentences

    St. Edward's is a top school that has a very loving and open educational community. The staff and students are very diverse. St. Edward's staff wants all students to succeed.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is the UPD (University Police Department) that you get to meet in orientation and have their number to ensure you have them at your side throughout your experiences on campus. They are always around and you have them at your finger tips-throughout my time here I haven't seen any major safety issues, it is a very secure campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are many different things to do around campus. If you enjoy exercising or just chilling on the computers. There are numerous labs around campus that are open 24 hrs and to all students. There are also just quiet places to sit and relax; for example the city line you see while sitting in the main lawn in front of the building; the feeling you get is like nothing else.

    Food and Dining

    St. Edward's has many different places to pick up food, it is very comfortable, and good. They cook the food as you order it. The dining areas are also comfortable to be in whether you like being with a lot of people in a quiet study place St. Edward's is the place for you to be at.

    Dorm Life

    I don't personally live on campus, but I have many friends that talk about the different activities that go on for the people that live on campus. They have dorms all around campus, and RAs to keep the dorms in order. This is helpful for students to have a relationship that helps them throughout college-great way to build relationships.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are great, they have really been eye opening on any given subject. It is different from other colleges/universities because of the fact that there is that one on one personal relationship you get here versus anywhere else you go. That is what I cherish about this school, plus the fact that there is amazing professors with Ph.Ds in any given subject that they teach.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering St. Edward's University I would be glad to recommend you meet with an admission counselor in your application process. Once you start here you have to keep responsible to 'not be a stranger' with your academic counselor-they really are helpful! Lastly, don't be a stranger, you have to be open to meeting new people this is because this campus seems really 'close knit' and you get to be close to a lot of people.

    In three sentences

    The personal relationships are like no other; you can walk around campus and run into a professor from a previous semester and they know your name. The classes are out of this world: you have the ability for one on one with either a professor or a senior assistant to help you throughout the semester. Not to forget that the campus is beautiful, we really are on the hilltop.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is stuff like events, Austin and 6th street are only a short way away, and there is always something going on over there.

    Food and Dining

    The food is sustainable, and organic, and they cater to those with food allergies.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms and student apartments are new and beautiful, except for Theresa Hall, which is a bit scary. I have heard stories of cockroaches in dorm rooms and general uncleanliness surrounding that dorm facility.

    Academic Rigor

    The general education courses are not too difficult, although they are plentiful. It is a good, well-rounded education.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should apply for all the scholarships you can, and hound your financial aid adviser for scholarship opportunities, because they are out there, and can greatly reduce the cost that you are expected to pay each semester for your education.

    In three sentences

    St. Edward's is a wonderful small University fit for students who would like to feel like they are important, and remembered at their school. It has a small music building that is in desperate need of renovation, but beautiful science, math, and photography, and behavioral science facilities. This University is based on a Catholic heritage, but it does a nice job of not making you hyper aware of that fact.

  • 02/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UPD is always on duty whenever you need them.

    Greek Life

    Thankfully, we don't have a Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I joined Rowing Club last semester and fell in love with the team and the sport. There's something for everybody!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can't step on the University Seal or you have the worst of luck. You'll always find students walking around it.

    What to do for fun

    You can always go explore Austin. Go paddle boarding or visit museums.

    Food and Dining

    St. Ed's has WONDERFUL food. It's all organic and provides many options for those who choose a vegetarian or gluten free diet.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm this year. Granted, I will be living off-campus next semester, I highly recommend living on-campus your first year.

    Academic Rigor

    It's difficult but it's definitely doable. The classroom sizes are small enough to have one on one discussions with professors or other classmates.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely get involved in the school. It's easy to join organizations and sign up for events. It's a great way to meet people and explore what you want to do.

    In three sentences

    St. Edward's University is a haven on a hill. It's a loving community of people who are accepting of every talent and quality in a person. It's a place where anyone can feel they belong.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    IT'S AUSTIN, there's outdoorsy stuff, music festivals, UT greek life events, 6TH street;)

    Food and Dining

    Bon Appetite has their good and bad days, but I feel like the choices are what are more important, and there is a lot of choices.

    Dorm Life

    TERESA ALL THE WAY! No, but seriously I love the dorm life!

    Academic Rigor

    All depends on your major of course, some classes can be hard others remind you of a high school class, but either way. I think the education is excellent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for financial aid, they give you a lot. Don't be afraid to come tour the school and talk to the students, I know I love it!

    In three sentences

    St. Edward's University is a diverse university that has a global perspective for students who wish to be immersed in the ever-changing world. Not only is it located near Austin, a growing prosperous city, but it is located just far enough to be unique with it's own tradition and culture. St. Ed's gives students the opportunity to go off into the world, with knowledge, faith and service.

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The library is awesome. In addition they have a nice gym that all students have access to. School is not far from the downtown area which is also a nice perk.

    Food and Dining

    They have so many meal options. Multiple cafeterias! The food is made on the spot when you ask for it, and always fresh. Great coffee shops too.

    Dorm Life

    I only had a dorm for awhile but they are very nice. The Dorms are pretty spacious. And you share bathrooms but only with like 2 people.

    Academic Rigor

    You get your money's worth. Many of the teachers there have been teaching for years and years! So they are good at what they do and have excellent classes they have worked on and constantly improved for years and years.

    Tips for prospective students

    A strong purpose statement is good for these guys. Also I would suggest taking basic classes at a community college first, because this school is expensive!

    In three sentences

    I went to this school for their psychology program and I feel that was an excellent decision. The small classes made the transition from community college to this school really awesome. The teachers care very much about their students here.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    pretty well lit, the cops are everywhere. don't go off campus alone!!!

    Greek Life

    There is none, you gotta go party at UT

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs to join! they are all really great.

    Great for these types of students

    Religious, people who like small schools, people who want to major in business, those with a lot of money or scholarships.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    DO NOT WALK ON THE SEAL!!! You will be shamed!!!

    Bang for the buck

    Extremely expensive, ok aid... if I could do it over again though, I would've went somewhere else.

    What to do for fun

    Go to UT parties, join a club.

    Food and Dining

    food's really good The Huddle makes really good burritos and wings, drinks are over priced EVERYWHERE!!!

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms (east, Moody) are really run down. buy the new ones, Dujarie, BM, and Johnson are nice. Get to know your RA's in case you get locked out of your room at 2:00 am!!!

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are good, it's a little boring though...

    In three sentences

    a clean friendly campus, with ok aid. if you can't afford five grand a semester go somewhere else!

  • 05/12/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    6th street, parties

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a lot of money or scholarships. Study hard. Be liberal

    In three sentences

    It is a very liberal school. Their sole purpose is to bring you to understand global issues. Class sizes are small

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is on campus security 24/7 so you always feel safe!

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs to choose from as well as the opportunity to create your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are open to meeting people from many different backgrounds.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Grotto is a beautiful place on campus where you can go and pray it is located near the soccer field.

    What to do for fun

    Many activities on campus, lots of clubs to join, and explore Austin!

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining provides many different options. The food actually taste great and there a lot of menus to look at.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun because you get to meet different people as well as attend different types of social gatherings.

    Academic Rigor

    Although at times it is difficult, St.Edwards encourages you to challenge yourself while always providing their help and services.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a small beautiful campus with teachers who will know your name, this is definitely the school for you!

    In three sentences

    St. Edwards is a beautiful campus. It is a small close knit community with excellent opportunities. You will meet people from all around the world, as well as get the chance to study abroad.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    None, which is amazing

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk on the seal.

    Bang for the buck

    Wayyy too expensive, but a great school

    What to do for fun

    It's in Austin, almost down town. Something to do is basically guaranteed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get in good with your professors early on, they're there to help you. Take advantage of all of the resources available on campus because you pay for them with your tuition.

    In three sentences

    Great school with awesome students and staff. A bit expensive for those not wanting to spend the money, because it's worth it, but not that much. Great location.

  • 07/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things to do for fun. Resident Assistants frequently put on residence hall programs. There is a fitness center, swimming pool, and outdoor track. There are also many events that take place on campus, but you have to be keen in discovering them. Read the Student E-News email each week as well as read the bulletin boards to find out on-campus events taking place. There are many things to do off campus because St. Edward's is located in Austin, TX- a very happening city. Lot's of live music, outdoor activities (hiking, swimming, running), and entertainment options (movies, concerts, restaurants) are available. Also, check out the bats under the Congress Ave bridge.

    Food and Dining

    There are three cafeterias: The Huddle (Tex-med and BBQ), Hunt Hall Cafe (cafeteria, coffee shop, convenience store), and South Congress Market (Cafeteria). There are also two Jo's coffee shops on campus, and another coffee shop may be added to the new library that will open in fall 2013. Students may tire of the menu after living on campus, but there are many off campus food options close by, which is why I give four stars.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm rooms are available to all students, but the longer you have been at St. Edward's the harder it is to get housing on campus. On campus housing is very convenient because you do not need to commute to get to class, you always have access to study resources such as the library or computer labs, and it is easier to find professors if live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I think I am receiving a quality education. Courses are tough, and success depends on the professor. Generally, if you do your homework, keep up with readings, and visit the professor during office hours to clarify difficult topics, you should be in good shape to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    St. Edward's is very generous in terms of financial aid, and there are many different programs you can apply to within the school. There is a College Assisted Migrant Program (CAMP), Living Learning Communities, an Honors program, as well as other programs. Apply for as many programs as you are eligible for to expand your future opportunities.

    In three sentences

    St. Edward's University is a great college where students learn from faculty who are passionate about teaching. Professors really want their students to succeed, and are very accessible to the students. Class sizes are small, and your professor will know you by name.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many affordable options for study abroad and any club that best suits your interests.

    What to do for fun

    St. Edward's is located on South Congress. It's not too far from the capital and there is so much to do nearby.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options to eat and the food is really good.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is very friendly and accepting of each other. It's very easy to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is best known for their academics. The classes are challenging, but very stimulating. Students are involved and engaged in the lesson.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and talk to current students there to see if it really is the best option for you. They have a Scholar Weekend in February or March where you can stay in the dorms and really experience campus life. It's a great way to meet prospective students and see what life on campus is like.

    In three sentences

    The faculty, staff, and students there are all very willing to help you. They really make you feel important and a part of their family. They go out of their way to make sure everyone feels welcome and recieves the assistance and guidance that best meets their needs.

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have not witnessed any particular act of violence and have always felt safe on campus even when trekking back from a late night study session.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for the athletic, the computer whizzes, and people just looking to have a great time. There are so many options for those who also want to find ways to give back to the community.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who are interested in expressing themselves and want to be respected for who they really are.

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth it. College is supposed to be this experience that you will never forget and at St. Ed's it will be.

    What to do for fun

    St. Ed's offers so many clubs and puts on so many events. But one of the greatest draws to the university is the location. The college is located right down town not more than a five minute drive to the infamous sixth street or Barton springs which is a great place to go for a swim.

    Food and Dining

    The food offered here is excellent. It is well prepared, nutritious and there is a great variety.

    Dorm Life

    I recommend every student spend one year in the dorms. The people you meet and become close to are friends that you'll keep for a long time. It is a great experience and a lot of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum is difficult, but rewarding. It is not so much the level of difficulty but learning how to manage your time.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Make friends with upperclassmen. They can help steer you in the right direction and inform you on the best professors to take. 2) Join a club. It is a great way to meet new people and discover things that interest you. 3) Communicate with your professors. They will help you in anyway they can.

    In three sentences

    St. Ed's is a great place to learn and be accepted by your peers. It is small institution which means you have one-on-one access to your professors. Above all nearly everyone is on scholarship, they are easy to attain and your financial aid advisor is always there to help.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    St. Edwardâ??s University has a community policy to maintain safety. These guidelines are provided in the education are made aware to students and are routinely administered by officers. St. Edwardâ??s has a full service police agency that serves the universityâ??s needs 24/7 and all officers are fully licensed by the state of Texas with complete law enforcement powers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are several quirky traditions at St. Edwardâ??s University. First off, one very important tradition students MUST follow is walking around the university seal in honor of the founders and their sacrifices. Secondly, there is Waffleopolis, when students gather on the hilltop to celebrate the beginning of semesters with waffles and ice cream. Lastly, during finals week of each fall and spring term, students celebrate with a midnight breakfast.

    Food and Dining

    Students are given many choices where to eat on campus. Students living in the residence halls are offered two dining plans each at two different pricing levels. Meal cards allow full dining across campus and to a variety of local restaurants. All meal plans are priced per semester and all unused funds are automatically rolled over from the fall to spring semesters. Students are offered 6 different café choices around campus and all food is made from scratch.

    Dorm Life

    At St. Edwardâ??s University students are offered the choice of living with others who share the same interests resulting in friendships, networking among students, a heightened education study and a deeper level of respect for others. In these LLCs (Living Learning Communities) collaborative students take one or two courses together and participate in like- activities. In addition to living among those who share similar interests, students at St. Edwardâ??s are surround by prospective people from over 40 countries who are there to learn the in the same fashion as you and are there to develop a higher global perspective.

    Academic Rigor

    All class subjects at St. Edwardâ??s University are taught to give students a global perspective of the problems we face in our community and broaden their understandings of how to face these problems. Students are expected to think critically about their study choices and are faced with a higher education standard of learning preparing them to maintain a studious and open- minded mentality. There are programs of all sorts that help students prepare themselves for academic life at St. Edwardâ??s. There is an Academic Exploration Program designed to help students make a proper thought out choice of major that way students have a previous idea of what courses are involved in their selected major. There are special programs designed for students to desire study abroad and develop a deeper global comprehension of our world and the struggles we face today.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research on the schools that best offer what you are looking for in an institution. Research pays off when learning about institutions because you may not want to attend a specific college for some odd small reason. Small schools, such as St. Edwardâ??s University provide students with a personal but global learning style that induces students the desire to learn and discover of new horizons from people of different countries.

    In three sentences

    The campus is local to the city and has a beautiful panoramic view of Downtown Austin. The student to professor ratio is 1 to 14 allowing classroom learning and professor interaction to be more personal. The students and faculty are knowledgeable about what occurs on campus and are able to assist or find someone who is able to assist you with your needs.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Some many clubs and various activities on campus. It is a great way to meet new people!

    Food and Dining

    Great dining rooms compared to other schools

    Dorm Life

    I transfered so I did not live in a St. Ed's dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be hard. Accountable for all work!

    Tips for prospective students

    definitely go here, student body, professors, and advisor are all very nice and helpful!

    In three sentences

    I love it here! The classes are personal and the professors get to know each and every student. If you are looking for small classes and great relationships with professors go to St. Edward's University!

  • 10/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is outstanding. I have not encountered any problems nor have I read or heard of any extreme problems.

    Greek Life

    I am a new college student. I do not know about Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a new college student, but I know, and I have seen many opportunities for anyone to become involved on the campus. There is excellent informative information on the currently enrolled student web pages.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who are high achievers, students who like small classes and for students who might need individualized attention.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hilltoper welcome days, cultural celebrations, Founders Week, Hillfest, Holy Cross Plaza, End of Year Party, Hilltop Concert, Midnight Breakfast, Waffleopolis, Midnight Madness, Homecoming and Family, Legacy Walk that are all fun and informative events

    What to do for fun

    St. Edwards has Moody Theater which show case plays. A beautiful soccer field, a running track, football games, basketball games, volley ball games, track and field, a great gym and a wonderful view that overlooks the city of Austin. We are the Hilltoppers.

    Food and Dining

    St. Edwards is a small campus that is located close to many eateries, but there numerous snack, and vending machines on campus. There is an adequate coffee shop and a lunch room that serves the specific needs of the students on campus. The food is very good

    Dorm Life

    I am an adult student therefore I do not know about dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a new college student so the pace for my classes are extremely fast. This new college experience is another reason that I choose St. Edward.

    Tips for prospective students

    List your requirements for schools and make a comparison list. Do research on activities, and opportunities offered at the school. Establish a rapport with your counselor and other advisors.

    In three sentences

    I think St. Edwards is an excellent school that offers a great educational opportunity. St. Edwards' is one of the top schools in the United States. St. Edwards' staff is dedicated to the students success.

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Austin has many options and St. Edward's is near downtown which you have access to many things like kayaking,hiking...

    Food and Dining

    I would not highly recommend the food in the university. The options are limited. However, South Congress has amazing places to go eat.

    Dorm Life

    It is an experience you have to have when being a freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    St. Edward's expects a lot from its students, which is good and it opens up many opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    For students that like a small college, this is one of your best options. Also, it is in Austin which is a great city.

    In three sentences

    It is a great community. It that has many opportunities available for its students. It has many resources to reach out for.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There have been thefts on numerous occasions, from bikes being stolen to car stealing.

    Greek Life

    Nothing Greek that I am aware of.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are at least fifty different clubs on campus, and they revolve from games and anime to sports and environmentalism.

    Great for these types of students

    It is a great place for any type of student. There is a large amount of diversity, so no student would feel uncomfortable,

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are not any unusual traditions they have as far as I am aware.

    Bang for the buck

    Although it is a more expensive college, I feel that St. Edward's gives you so much more for your money since everything is more personal than it would be in a large public college like U.T.

    What to do for fun

    There are multiple events that happen on campus, from sports to club events. There are numerous ways to get involved with different clubs, since there are numerous to choose from.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is relatively expensive, but it is much better than any high school's cafeteria. There are cheap lunch items though for those on a budget.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter, so I do not live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are rigorous in some way. If you do not stay on top of your courses, there is a large possibility of failure. Staying on top of your courses is extremely important.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not skip out on tutoring opportunities. There are numerous places on campus to get assistance with writing and math. Taking advantage of those resources will help you excel better and easier.

    In three sentences

    St. Edward's University is a small, friendly university that attends to the needs of individual students. Being a small campus, getting to class and getting to know other students is much easier. There is always activities to do on campus, so boredom is a rare thing.

  • 02/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone passionate about helping people/the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk on the seal! Be sure to check out the view of downtown Austin from the main lawn, it's amazing.

    Bang for the buck

    Don't be deterred by the cost, start searching for scholarships early! St. Ed's is definitely worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved on campus! Also, there are plenty of things to do in Austin.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very fresh and not like traditional cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    The staff does so many great things to help people feel at home!

    Academic Rigor

    St. Edward's is definitely a writing school! Be prepared to write a lot in general ed courses and be grateful because this will be very helpful in the long run.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and get to know everyone, even professors and staff. This will help you in the long run!

    In three sentences

    St. Edward's is a wonderful university in the midst of a beautiful and unique city. The school will open your eyes to new perspectives about the world. You will be genuinely excited to learn here.

  • 03/27/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    The city is a great place to be in because there are a variety of things to do. You can go run, eat, shop, row a boat, dance, bowl, and plenty of other activities. If you want to stay on campus, there are a variety of clubs and activities to get involved in. A college counselor gave me a sheet that had a plethora of things to do. I was speechless. Overall, it is amazing!

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for the type of student that wants a small campus feel. If you like small classes where you are known and are able to communicate to your teacher this is the place for you. They have classes that are less than 20 students per class. If you want a environment that is very relaxed and quiet, St. Edwards can also offer that.

    Bang for the buck

    Although this is an expensive campus, it is worth it! I have researched St. Edward's holistically and it has the academic classes that are well worth your money. They are ranked #15 in the west which is pretty good! The city is also are great place to be in because there are a variety of things to do. If you want to stay on campus, there are a variety of clubs and activities to get involved in. A college counselor gave me a sheet that had a plethora of things to do. I was speechless. Overall, it is amazing!

    Food and Dining

    After visiting campus, I realized that I would never go hungry! If you cannot find something to eat on campus you can definitely find something near by. Literally a walk away!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are small or large depending on where you live. My rational is that you will not be spending all your time in a dorm so it is okay if you pick one that is not that fabulous. The dorms enough space for two people to not feel smothered which is nice. There is a space to socialize with friends with a game room and kitchen to cook for you or your friends.

    Academic Rigor

    St. Edwards does supply classes to it students that will challenge them. They want to make sure that their students to whatever they can to be successful, so they offer a lot of resources that will help you do that.