Saint Edward's University

Austin, TX, USA
3.95 Average Rating

Founded in the Holy Cross tradition, St. Edward’s University is a Roman Catholic institution in Austin, Texas. St. Edward’s confers bachelor’s degrees in 52 academic majors and is also home to pre-professional programs in fields of law, medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, and physical therapy. As a Catholic university, St. Edward’s celebrates mass six days per week at the Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel. For students interested in the fine arts, the campus is home to the St. Edward’s University Fine Arts Gallery which displays student and alumni artwork alongside that of professional artists.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
86%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2020
Other February 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
79%
Out-Of-State Students
15%
34%
Submitting ACT
64%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1186
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
4,447
Total Number of Undergrads
3,730
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
56%
20-39 Students
42%
0
100
50%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
63%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$26,927
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$46,690
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$46,690
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,774
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
75%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
96%
Average Aid Per Year
$30,404
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
96%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,009
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$27,162

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
63%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,693
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$25,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$266
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Student Organizations
177
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
37%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Hilltoppers
School Colors
Blue/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Austin
Houston
Dallas
San Antonio
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
66%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$46,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
An incredibly beautiful school with a rich, proud history. Small, with attention payed to every student. A bit expensive, but well worth the money.
Diana from Santa Fe, NM
Saint Edwards provides a diverse cultural atmosphere that allows for a more unique growth throughout the college experience. The university is smaller than most providing students with a more intimate relationships with fellow students and staff. The professors at St. Edwards are invaluable, and go out of their way to help their students understand the material being discussed.
Nicole from San Antonio, TX
St Edward's has the most caring and amazing professors. It is a close-knit community that is mostly good, but can be bad (depending on how you choose to live). Everyone is committed to something and it's easy to get involved--on-campus or off.
Sara from Shermans Dale, PA
Culturally diverse environment. Professors are easy to talk to outside of class. Everyone is willing to help you if you just ask.
Joselin from Austin, TX
Open minded school that helps students grow academically.
Paris from Austin, TX
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
Sabrina from Phoenix, AZ
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.
Mary from Riverside, CA
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.
Mariah

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