Saint Edward's University

Saint Edward's University

St. Edward's University was established in 1878 by Rev. Edward Sorin, Superior General of the Congregation of Holy Cross. It was then known as St. Edward's Academy. With an increase in enrollment figures, it became a college and was finally granted university status in 1925. It is now a private Roman Catholic institution offering enrollment to more than 4,000 undergraduates and postgraduates. The university is located south of the Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas. In 2004, the U.S. News & World Report ranked the university among the 'best colleges 'in the western region of the United States.

St. Edward's University offers bachelors and masters degrees through the following schools:

  • New College
  • School of Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Management and Business
  • School of Natural Sciences

The athletics teams of St. Edward's University participate in sports like baseball, football, softball, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, golf, soccer, volleyball and tennis. They are nicknamed the Hilltoppers.

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Saint Edward's University
3001 S Congress Ave
Austin , TX 78704
General Phone: (512) 448-8400

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Saint Edward's University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management471business management, business administration, accounting, accounting technology, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources management, international business, MIS, ...
Liberal Arts213Latin American studies, Spanish language, English, English composition, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Therapy and Counseling138psychology, psychology courses, mental health counseling
Media116media studies, digital communications, organizational communications
Family and Social Work91human services, public administration, social work, social service professions
Education and Teaching40education, multilingual education, art education, English teaching, math teaching, physical education teaching, social studies teaching, biology teaching, drama and dance teaching, ...
Security and Law Enforcement38criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety, forensic science, criminology
Science31biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, chemistry
Drama and Performing Arts29drama
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy26exercise science, recreation and leisure studies
Photography and Commercial Art24photography
Art Studies15art studies
Design13graphic design
Religion and Philosophy12philosophy, religious education, theology and religious vocations
Computer Science and Engineering12computer and info science, computer science
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental studies
Medical Administration0health and medical administrative

Number of programs and degrees for Saint Edward's University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree92165
Postbaccalaureate certificate537
Master's degree3067

Saint Edward's University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Saint Edward's University had a total enrollment of 5,317 students (4,358 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 35%
Women 65%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 20%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 55%
Black 5%
Hispanic 28%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 25%
20-21 24%
22-24 14%
25-29 12%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%

Saint Edward's University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 85 %
Part-Time 40 %

Saint Edward's University Room and Board (2007)

Saint Edward's University offers campus housing for 1,217 of its 4,358 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Austin, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Saint Edward's University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520620
SAT Math510610
SAT Writing500600
ACT Verbal2127
ACT Math2026
ACT Composite2127

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT74%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT25%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Saint Edward's University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,550
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,550
Room and board $ 8,158
Room charge $ 4,958
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,200
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 3,392

Financial Aid:
Saint Edward's University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 362100)

Saint Edward's University Faculty

Saint Edward's University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5754
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1013

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*5$102,986
Associate professorcalendar year7$92,8566$95,221
Assistant professorcalendar year8$81,6696$77,723
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year17$89,35318$88,509

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year24$88,95411$86,965
Associate professoracademic year21$69,88221$67,210
Assistant professoracademic year34$55,97033$54,297
Instructoracademic year3$45,7694$47,506
No academic rankacademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year83$68,44270$62,683

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Saint Edward's University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Heartland Conference
Baseball Heartland Conference
Track Heartland Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports325486

Saint Edward's University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Information Resources Management/CIO Training
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Teacher Education
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Education, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication and Media Studies, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Organizational Communication, General

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other

Photography And Commercial Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religious Education
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
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checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
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