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Schreiner University is a private institution that was founded in 1923. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,024, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 170 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $21,540 (2012-13).
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Founded in 1923, Schreiner University is a private liberal arts university nestled in the beautiful Texas Hill Country in Kerrville, a 60-minute drive from San Antonio.
Primarily undergraduate, Schreiner offers a personalized, integrated education that prepares its students for meaningful work and purposeful lives in a changing global society.
A supportive university community is a tradition at Schreiner, with professors who excel in the art of teaching, a shared commitment to each student's success, and a campus life that builds lifelong friendships.
One measure of educational value is the amount of personal attention students receive from their professors, and they're getting their money's worth at Schreiner. While enrollment has grown to 1,117, the student-teacher ratio is kept at 13:1. All classes are small and most have fewer than 20 students. And there are no teaching assistants at Schreiner- all classes are taught by experienced and fully qualified faculty.
Schreiner awards baccalaureate degrees, as well as two masters degrees, and offers 27 undergraduate majors and programs of study: accounting, biochemistry, biology, business, chemistry, communication studies, creative arts, education, engineering 3/2, English, exercise science, finance, general studies, graphic design, history, humanities, information systems, management, marketing, mathematics, music, nursing (BSN), political science, psychology, religion, sport management and theatre, in addition to pre-dentistry, pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-seminary and pre-veterinary science programs.
Schreiner's graduate programs include Master of Business Administration and Master of Education. Schreiner's Master of Education degree is distinctive in that its students graduate in only one year attending class on campus one Saturday per month and participate in online instruction. No night classes. No weekday classes. Schreiner's MBA degree is designed as a two-year program; classes meets on campus two days a week and the rest is online.
Schreiner takes prides in being accessible to most students, even those whose families' financial resources are very limited. Ninety-nine percent of Schreiner's freshmen have received some form of financial aid and the average institutional aid package for full-time undergraduates is more than $8,000. Most find the actual cost of a Schreiner education very close to what they would pay at a Texas public 4-year school.
Schreiner also offers a rich campus life with more than 35 student organizations that encourage students to develop leadership skills and to apply classroom knowledge to real life challenges.
Related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA), Schreiner welcomes students of all faiths. Schreiner's vibrant Campus Ministry program supports a variety of faith- and denomination-based student groups.
One in three Schreiner undergraduates participates in intercollegiate athletics, competing in Division III NCAA American Southwest Conference sports: basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, softball, golf, volleyball and cross-country.
Within the last decade, Schreiner has spent nearly $40 million building and upgrading facilities. A series of new student residence halls have been constructed and the Mountaineer Fitness Center opened Spring 2009.
At Schreiner University, "Learning by Heart" is more than an expression; it embodies the experience of learning with your whole being.
Visit www.schreiner.edu for more information about Schreiner University. Schedule a campus visit to explore the possibilities.
Office of Admission and Financial Aid
2100 Memorial Boulevard
Kerrville, Texas 78028
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Schreiner University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Schreiner University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 61.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||61.1%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Schreiner University is 14:1, and the school has 51.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Schreiner University include: Science Technologies/Technicians; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; Education; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||31|
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Schreiner University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,024, with a gender distribution of 41.7 percent male students and 58.3 percent female students. At this school, 68.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 32.0 percent of students live off campus. Schreiner University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Schreiner University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Schreiner University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Schreiner University, 92 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Schreiner University.
|Students who have cars on campus||92%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Schreiner University, 89.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,529.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$21,540 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$10,128 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data