Saint Edward's University in Austin

Austin, TX

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Saint Edward's University offers 300-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 78%. The most popular test is SAT - 60% of students submitted it in comparison to 34% of students who submitted ACT. 38.7% are women, and 61.3% are men. 8% percents of international students. Saint Edward's University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Saint Edward's University is 19358$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $40396 and $50600 per year. 68% of full-time Saint Edward's University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $44,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Saint Edward's University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Saint Edward's University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,318
$30,001 - $48,000$15,940
$48,001 - $75,000$19,147
$75,001 - $110,000$21,646

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6734

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


3161 of Saint Edward's University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 79 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Saint Edward's University number 23 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Texas.

Students at Saint Edward's University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Saint Edward's University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Saint Edward's University graduation rate is above the national average.

68% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Saint Edward's University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

6 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Saint Edward's University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 8%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Saint Edward's University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 10%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Saint Edward's University full-time retention rate is 85% and part-time retention rate is 100%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Saint Edward's University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1540 - 1820

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 530 - 620
Math: 510 - 600
Writing: 500 - 600

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Saint Edward's University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
23 - 27

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 22 - 29
Math: 21 - 26
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Evidence-Based Reading and Writing


For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Saint Edward's University is 14:1, that means that for every 14 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Saint Edward's University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Saint Edward's University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Texas.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 3001 S Congress Ave address in Austin, Texas.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Saint Edward's University with 0.4% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, aggravated assault, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Saint Edward's University offers 300 programs in total: 240 are for Bachelor's degree, 39 - for Master's degree, and 21 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 33 universities in Travis county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree and Postbaccalaureate certificate programs offered. Saint Edward's University is one of the few institutions in Travis that offers a Master's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Texas state average data to help you compare.


Saint Edward's University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3603 students with 108079 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 475 with 11403 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Saint Edward's University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Beautiful campus with lots of quality behind it’s educational offerings & people as well.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

It is an honor to have known St. Edwad's University, a place of exemplary education, with an excellent group of very kind and professional people, very human in their dealings. My congratulations. I hope to return someday again.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

St. Edward's University is a small Roman Catholic university located in the heart of Austin, Texas. Founded in 1885, it is a famous liberal arts school. The school has a five-year college of behavioral and social sciences, business administration, education, humanities, and natural sciences. It also offers adult undergraduate programs and postgraduate programs. It is a comprehensive private university. His majors include pedagogy, English literature, English writing and rhetoric, linguistics, literary studies, art, media, music, theatre arts, philosophy, bioinformatics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, natural sciences, psychology, Criminal justice, social sciences and policy, globalization studies, international relations, political science, sociology, consulting services literature, public utility literature, education literature, MBA, organizational leadership and ethics, computer information systems science. In the 2009 US Western Regional University Rankings, St. Edward's University is ranked 23rd. He has been named one of the 25 most influential institutions in the western United States by the United States News & World Report for six times, and was elected as a guided college representative by The Princeton Review and Campus Compact.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I got to work very closely with their facilities staff. They are extremely well run behind the scenes. Everybody is extremely friendly, which means everyone loves their jobs. The campus, while a bit small, is very beautiful.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

A caring organization that truly wants to inspire their students. However, the staff has a tendency to cocoon just a bit. I enjoyed my classes, community service projects, and learning experiences but when I graduated, I felt very unprepared for the practical realities of the real world. Admittedly I am still kinda feeling lost after leaving my first profession and trying to decide on a second one. I wish I got a more realistic view of the world maybe starting my sophomore year. Everything else about the school was great, they just need to improve real world preparation for graduates.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 3001 S Congress Ave


Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5124488400

Institution is active in current year: 1

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