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St. Edward's University is a private institution that was founded in 1885. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,425, 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 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 17. Its tuition and fees are $31,110 (2012-13).
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St. Edward's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university of approximately 5,300 students located in Austin, Texas. With a low 14-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.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
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 $45. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 63.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||63.7%|
|Application deadline||May 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 1|
The student-faculty ratio at St. Edward's University is 14:1, and the school has 51.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at St. Edward's University include: Business/Commerce, General; Psychology, General; Communication and Media Studies, Other; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and International Business/Trade/Commerce. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82.5 percent.
St. Edward's University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,425, with a gender distribution of 38.6 percent male students and 61.4 percent female students. At this school, 37.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 63.0 percent of students live off campus. St. Edward's University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|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|
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, 59 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at St. Edward's University.
|Students who have cars on campus||59%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At St. Edward's University, 63.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,101.
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||$31,110 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$10,044 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data