St. Edward's University

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3001 S. Congress Avenue

Austin, TX 78704

Phone: (512) 448-8400
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
May 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#15 Overall Score: 66 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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St. Edward's University is a private institution that was founded in 1885. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,238, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 160 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. St. Edward's University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 15. Its tuition and fees are $33,720 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

St. Edward's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university of approximately 5,100 students located in Austin, Texas. With a low 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, students at St. Edward's are part of a small yet diverse community that provides a global perspective. Students learn to think critically and creatively, make ethical decisions, solve problems rationally and lead effectively. Through hands-on service projects and internships, students develop a deeper understanding of their role in the world and gain the confidence to excel and make a difference in the community. St. Edward's was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1885.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1885
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $58,402,356


When applying to St. Edward's University, it's important to note the application deadline is May 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at St. Edward's University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 62.8 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 62.8%
Application deadline May 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at St. Edward's University is 13:1, and the school has 54.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at St. Edward's University include: Psychology, General; Business Administration and Management, General; Communication and Media Studies, Other; International Business/Trade/Commerce; and Marketing/Marketing Management, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 53%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Psychology, General 10%
Business Administration and Management, General 9%
Communication and Media Studies, Other 6%
International Business/Trade/Commerce 4%
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 4%

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Student Life

St. Edward's University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,238, with a gender distribution of 39.4 percent male students and 60.6 percent female students. At this school, 38 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 62 percent of students live off campus. St. Edward's University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 5,095
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

St. Edward's University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. St. Edward's 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 St. Edward's University, 54 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at St. Edward's University.

Students who have cars on campus 54%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At St. Edward's University, 61.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,936.

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Tuition and fees $33,720 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,954 (2013-14)
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Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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