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Saint Edward’s University Overview

Located in Austin, Texas, Saint Edward's University is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Austin makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Saint Edward’s University Known For?

1,015 Undergraduate Awards
$40,880 Avg Cost After Aid
84% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at St. Edward's University.
  • In 2017-2018, 48% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, St. Edward's University bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $46,500 a year. That's about 14% more than their peers at other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from St. Edward's University to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Saint Edward’s University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at St. Edward's University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#46 Most Popular Writing Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Most Popular Mental & Social Health Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Most Popular International Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Most Popular International Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards St. Edward's University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Highest Paid Radio, Television & Digital Communication Graduates College Factual
#96 Highest Paid Education Graduates College Factual

Where Is Saint Edward’s University?

Location of Saint Edward's University

Contact details for St. Edward's University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-6489
Phone: 512-448-8400
Website: https://www.stedwards.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/stedwardsuniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/stedwardsu

How Do I Get Into St. Edward’s University?

You can apply to St. Edward’s University online at: https://www.stedwards.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for St. Edward’s University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into St. Edward’s University?

84% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
56% Submit SAT Scores
St. Edward's University has an acceptance rate of 84%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 83%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Average Test Scores

About 56% of students accepted to St. Edward's University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saint Edward's University  ( 550 to 640 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Saint Edward's University  ( 530 to 610 )
200
800
St. Edward's University received ACT scores from 41% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 28. Math scores were between 21 and 26. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Saint Edward's University  ( 22 to 28 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Saint Edward's University  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Saint Edward's University  ( 22 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford Saint Edward’s University?

$40,880 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
5.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of St. Edward's University is $40,880. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At St. Edward's University, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $9,693 a year. That adds up to $38,772 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Edward's University is 5.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Saint Edward’s University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,199 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,443 undergraduate students at St. Edward's University, with 3,199 being full-time and 244 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  St. Edward's University

There are also 533 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,199 full-time undergraduates at St. Edward's University, 37% are male and 63% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  St. Edward's University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Saint Edward's University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of St. Edward's University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 98
Black or African American 118
Hispanic or Latino 1,470
White 1,142
International Students 227
Other Races/Ethnicities 144

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at Saint Edward's University. At this time, 37 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 63 countries are represented at St. Edward's University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and France.

Online Learning at Saint Edward’s University

43 Took All Classes Online
161 Took At Least One Class Online
7.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 161 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at St. Edward's University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 147th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of St. Edward’s University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Saint Edward's University was 7.6%. This is the #1,476 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at St. Edward's University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of St. Edward's University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 5%
Education 35%

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Saint Edward’s University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 77 1 95 173
General Psychology 88 0 0 88
Communication & Media Studies 81 0 0 81
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 51 51
General Biology 49 0 0 49
Accounting 35 0 12 47
Health & Physical Education 46 0 0 46
Finance & Financial Management 42 0 0 42
Marketing 41 0 0 41
Design & Applied Arts 38 0 0 38
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 35 0 0 35
International Studies 34 0 0 34
Political Science & Government 33 0 0 33
Writing Studies 32 0 0 32
International Business 31 0 0 31
Teacher Education Subject Specific 28 0 0 28
Criminal Justice & Corrections 27 0 0 27
Computer Science 24 0 0 24
Drama & Theater Arts 24 0 0 24
Natural Resources Conservation 21 0 0 21
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 19 0 0 19
Economics 19 0 0 19
Entrepreneurial Studies 18 0 0 18
Criminology 17 0 0 17
Social Work 16 0 0 16
Computer Information Systems 12 0 0 12
Student Counseling 0 0 11 11
Mathematics 11 0 0 11
Chemistry 11 0 0 11
History 10 0 0 10
Liberal Arts General Studies 2 0 8 10
Sociology 10 0 0 10
General English Literature 8 0 0 8
Romance Languages 8 0 0 8
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 8 0 0 8
Fine & Studio Arts 8 0 0 8
Public Relations & Advertising 7 0 0 7
Special Education 7 0 0 7
Theological & Ministerial Studies 7 0 0 7
Natural Resource Management 0 0 6 6
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 5 0 0 5
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 5 0 0 5
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 4 0 0 4
Philosophy 4 0 0 4
Public Administration 4 0 0 4
Other Homeland Security 3 0 0 3
Human Services 3 0 0 3
English Literature (Other) 1 0 0 1
Religious Studies 1 0 0 1
Arts & Media Management 1 0 0 1
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,015 1 183 1,199

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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