Saint Edward's University

1,068 reviews
  1. Austin, TX
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Saint Edward's University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Heartland Conference
Address
3001 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

Saint Edward's University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Range
1010-1210
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$21,960/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,318/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,940/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,147/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,646/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,617/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.84 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.84 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.84 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,436Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    44%
  • All of the above! :)
    31%
  • We will always hold the door for one another :)
    12%
  • Different
    10%
  • LGBT
    2%
  • Self Interested/Driven
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
78%
of students say they don't have Greek life.76 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.109 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Global
    36%
  • Inspirational
    20%
  • Opportunity
    20%
  • Diverse
    14%
  • Inviting
    10%

After Saint Edward's University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.52 responses

Reviews

1,068 reviews
  • Excellent
    245
  • Very Good
    429
  • Average
    328
  • Poor
    52
  • Terrible
    14
Austin is such a beautiful city with proximity to nightlife, shopping, amazing restaurants, and beautiful scenery including the green belt and town lake. Amongst the beautiful scenery Austin is home to year round music festivals including Austin City Limits, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Marley Fest and South by Southwest which helps our local economy thrive by bringing in people from all around the world to our amazing city. The people of Austin are relaxed and extremely friendly. If one were to ever doubt southern hospitality, come to Austin and quickly have your mind changed. Safety here is great as well, it's rare to ever be some place alone seeing as people are always out and about during all hours of the day and night; I've never felt unsafe in my environment while roaming about the city. It's hard to speak so highly of Austin without mentioning that we are located in the greatest state ever, Texas! The best part of Texas is the almost year round sunshine, making outdoor life an almost every day activity. If you do not like the weather Monday, stick around til Tuesday as it will likely do a 180!
  • College Junior
  • Feb 4 2015
Mostly White Upperclass Hipster Doochbags – I've never seen anything like it, droves of boring hipster Caucasian kids running around spouting crap about their daily lives. This is supposed to be a Catholic University WTF! I have never in my life been around such uninteresting, self centered, and obnoxious doochebag people (literally snotty nosed White kids). The kids here on campus seem to only care about watching movies, getting laid, drinking and smoking (the norms for college I know) and how America sucks. This would all be well and fine but tuition here is some of the most expensive in Texas. This is a private school, you'd think the kids here would be more concerned about the real world. It's like living in Disney World every day here (Berkeley comes to mind). I'm really disappointed, but I'm gonna go ahead and finish and pursue my Masters degree somewhere else. Also, the parking sucks in a way that I can't describe!
  • College Senior
  • May 8 2012
St. Edward's University is simply the best university there is. My freshman year of college was a blast, due to the courses I was taking and also to the events hosted by the university. St. Ed's makes you feel at home, you have a home away from home and a family away from your own family. The professors, counselors and staff are all sweet and approachable. If a student asks for something they will do anything and everything they can to help the student out. I am proud to call myself a true Hilltopper!
  • College Sophomore
  • Aug 14 2015