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    St. Edward's University ::: Austin, Texas ::: West U.S.

    • 3,280 undergraduates; Student faculty ratio 14:1
    • 43 majors
    • Commanding view of the city from its 198 acre hilltop campus which is within 5 minutes of downtown Austin
    • Ranked #1 in the USA as the best city for young people, Austin is considered the "music capital of the world."  On any given night there are more than 70 venues throughout the city offering live music.
    • In keeping with the University's mission, issues of inclusiveness, ethics and social justice are integrated into every course of the University's academically challenging curriculum
    • Every student must complete a senior capstone project in order to graduate
    • Students may take part in over 70 organizations
    • Ranked among America's Best Western Colleges by US News and World Report
    • Great campus resources including new gymnasium, new science building, several new residence halls.
    • Full acceptance with 61 ibt



    Campus Size

    498 acres


    Warm weather year-round

    Student Body

    5,300 students; 3% international with 41 countries represented

    Class Size

    19 students


    226 faculty; 274 Adjunct faculty

    Student/Faculty Ratio


    Success Rate

    95.8% of graduates were satisfied or very satisfied with their education at St. Edward's. 86% of students apply to medical school are accepted.

    Services for International Students:


    Degrees Offered

    Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

    Programs of Study

    Accounting, Acct Info Technology, Art, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Business Administration Chemistry, Communication, Computer Information Science, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Digital Media Management, Economics, English Language Arts, Reading English Literature, English Writing and Rhetoric, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Science/Policy Finance, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Science, Global Studies,Graphic Design, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, International Business, Kinesiology, Latin American Studies, Liberal Studies Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Philosophy, Photocommunications, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Education, Religious Studies, Social Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Spanish Language Arts and Reading, Theater Art, Pre-Dental, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Law, Pre-Medical, Pre-Physical Therapy


    Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools


    St. Edward's University has increased national recognition since 1999 for its high-quality academic programs.  U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Edward's among the top 25 master's-granting universities in the West in its 2009 "America's Best Colleges" issues.

    Additionally, St. Edward's was one of only 81 schools selected by The Princeton Review and Campus Compact for inclusion in the guide Colleges with a Conscience.  In addition, St. Edward's has twice been included in The Best 201 Colleges for The Real World.  In 2006, The New York Times included St. Edward's in its "Colleges of Many Colors" list, naming it one of the most ethnically and economically diverse private universities in the country.

    Campus Features

    New Facilities have been added to foster excellence in academics and on-campus living, Trustee Hall, a state-of-the-art academic building, added 15 classrooms, a 24 hour computer lab facility and faculty offices.  Additionally, Natural Sciences Center-North Building, a 65,000 square-foot facility, opened in Fall 2006.  The university's newest residence hall opened in spring 2009 and features a dining hall, coffee shop, a combined Heath and Counseling Center and study areas.


    Men's and Women's Division II Athletics
    Men's: Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis
    Woman's: Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

    Extracurricular Activities

    Intramural events: Soccer, Basketball, Co-ed softball, Flag football, Racquetball, Dodge ball, Texas Hold 'em, Sand volleyball
    Club sports: Rugby, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Lacrosse, Cross Country, Men's Soccer, Crew, Dance Team

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    Affiliated with three programs in the area for students who don't meet the minimum TOEFL requirement for St. Edward's standards.