St. Edward’s University

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School Overview

St. Edward’s University, located in Austin, Texas, is a private, Roman Catholic institution that offers a liberal arts education. St. Edward’s is situated on a hill that overlooks the city of Austin. The university offers five bachelor’s degrees in more than 50 areas of study through the schools of behavioral and social sciences, humanities, management and business, education, and the natural sciences. In addition to a variety of bachelor degree programs, St. Edwards offers 11 Master’s degree programs. For adults who are 24 years old or older, there is the New College Program, which began in 1974. This program offers bachelor degrees for working adults who desire to return to college to earn their degree.

As of 2004, St. Edwards University was ranked among the top 25 Master’s granting universities in the Western United States. US News & World Report ranked St. Edwards University 21st in its 2011 “Best Colleges” edition for the Western region of the United States.

Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity recognized St. Edwards as one of America’s best colleges out of 600 undergraduate institutions that were ranked based on the quality of education they provide, the experience of their students, as well as student achievements. St. Edward’s University was also ranked in the top 10 among all Texas universities.

General Information

Admission Office
3001 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704-6489
(512) 448-8500
(800) 555-0164
Fax: (512) 464-8877

Contact: Tracy Manier
Associate VP & Dean of Undergraduate Admission
Main Address
3001 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704-6489
(512) 448-8400
Total undergrads: 4,383
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 751
Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,341
Graduate enrollment: 965

Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $45

Online application fee: $45
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 64%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 84%

Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Required
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Recommended
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 3,886
Percent Admitted: 64%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 32%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 510 (25th Percentile)
  • 620 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 510 (25th Percentile)
  • 600 (75th Percentile)

SAT Writing

  • 490 (25th Percentile)
  • 600 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 22 (25th Percentile)
  • 27 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 22 (25th Percentile)
  • 28 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 22 (25th Percentile)
  • 26 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Graduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $20,400 $22,550 $24,440 $26,484 +8.36%
Books and Supplies $1,100 $1,100 $1,100 $1,100 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,160 $7,858 $8,196 $8,236 +0.49%
Other $3,600 $3,392 $3,264 $3,180 -2.57%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $7,160 $7,858 $8,196 $8,236 +0.49%
Other $3,600 $3,392 $3,264 $3,180 -2.57%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $32,260 $34,900 $37,000 $39,000 +5.41%
In-state Off Campus $32,260 $34,900 $37,000 $39,000 +5.41%
In-state with Family $21,500 $23,650 $25,540 $27,584 +8.00%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $16,200
In-state Student Fees $100
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $16,200
Out-of-state Student Fees $100

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 668 90%
Grant or scholarship aid 657 89% $9,454,255 $14,390
• Federal grants 189 25% $993,391 $5,256
• Pell grants 184 25% $639,534 $3,476
• Other federal grants 175 24% $353,857 $2,022
Local and state government scholarships or grantss 314 42% $1,211,218 $3,857
Institutional scholarships or grants 655 88% $7,249,646 $11,068
Student loan financial aid 424 57% $3,275,447 $7,725
• Federal student loans 408 55% $1,849,142 $4,532
• Other student loans 115 15% $1,426,305 $12,403

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1001 249 26
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Latin American Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 35
Biochemistry 3
Bioinformatics 5
Biology/biological Sciences, General 27
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 321 138 2
Accounting 37
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General 143 98 1
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 20
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies 13
Finance, General 31
Human Resources Management and Services, Other 2
Information Resources Management 10
International Business/trade/commerce 40
Management Information Systems, General 13
Marketing/marketing Management, General 42
Non-profit/public/organizational Management 1
Project Management 10
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 111
Communication and Media Studies, Other 85
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia 11
Organizational Communication, General 15
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 15
Computer and Information Sciences, General 5
Computer Science 10
Education 44 15
Art Teacher Education 2
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Teacher Education
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 2
Education, General 13
English/language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education 5
Mathematics Teacher Education 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Social Studies Teacher Education 2
Spanish Language Teacher Education 2
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other 2
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 30
English Language and Literature/letters 58
English Language and Literature, General 13
English Language and Literature/letters, Other 3
Writing, General 42
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 1 58
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 1
Mental Health Counseling/counselor 58
History 18
History, General 18
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 53
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 5
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 30
Forensic Science and Technology 18
Human Services, General 15 18 24
Public Administration 3
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 18 24
Social Work 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 8 20
General Studies 3 20
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 5
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mathematics, General 1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 27
International/global Studies 14
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 13
Natural Resources and Conservation 5
Environmental Studies 5
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 24
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 13
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other 11
Physical Sciences 4
Chemistry, General 2
Forensic Chemistry 2
Psychology 93
Psychology, General 93
Psychology, Other
Social Sciences 87
Anthropology 1
Criminology 15
Economics, General 7
International Relations and Affairs 11
Political Science and Government, General 41
Sociology 12
Theology and Religious Vocations 8
Religious Education
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 8
Visual and Performing Arts 69
Art/art Studies, General 11
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 16
Graphic Design 19
Photography 23
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Latin American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Graphic Design B
Photography B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Bioinformatics B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Accounting Technology B
Business Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Digital Communications/Multimedia B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Physical Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

English Language & Literature

English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Environmental chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B
Forensic Technologies B

Social Sciences

Criminology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Religious Education B
Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Saint Edward's University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(512) 448-8400
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address:3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-6489
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:4,601
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):70%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:4,425 (96% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$41,178
Out-of-state Tuition:$41,178
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:91%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$27,740

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Saint Edward's University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Saint Edward's University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2105
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
English Language and Literature/Letters3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities121
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences3
Public Administration and Social Service Professions3
Social Sciences4
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Visual and Performing Arts6
Grand total3729

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Saint Edward's University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,050

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid79291%
Grant or scholarship aid78490%$27,740
Student loan aid50157%$8,949

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid3,23680%$22,895
Federal student loans2,18054%$7,140

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Saint Edward's University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Saint Edward's University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants6,0461,9994,047
Percent admitted100%73%74%
Percent admitted who enrolled14%16%13%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Saint Edward's University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment4,601
Undergraduate enrollment4,056
Graduate enrollment545

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Saint Edward's University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

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