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
I was a recent transfer into St. Edwards this passed spring semester and I absolutely love the school. I wish I would have transferred in sooner! My advisor Alfred Estrello really helped to guide me pick my classes and constantly checking to see how I was doing, while I was adjusting in. The amount of friends I have met this far is amazing due it's small community.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
In regards to the teachers (particularly the English department) I have nothing but the highest praise. Classes were challenging and invigorating, and I left tired but hungry for more. There are select faculty members and administrators who seemed to value conformity and their popularity among the student body above academics, and the religious department frequently crossed lines with its blatant condemnations of those things that differed from the catholic belief system. The arts were largely neglected in favor of athletics, and the art program suffered the most for this - I took art, my passion, for three years before realizing I had essentially just repeated Art I twice - no new material was taught, I was never challenged or given any helpful tools for preparing for a future in the artistic sphere. I can say that everyone at this school was certainly passionate - but oftentimes it felt like their passions could perhaps be placed somewhere more appropriate.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
I'm only a semester in, so I can only tell you what's happened since then, but it's been pretty cool. I'm in the honors llc, which is really cool, because living in an area and taking classes with the same people makes it easier to make friends, and there's some cool perks like being able to register before the rest of the freshmen. Classes are good for the most part, tends to vary depending on the teacher, the small class sizes are just what I wanted though. Food is pretty average, and there's a stove in the common room if you want to make stuff yourself. There's always a lot of stuff going on, like residence hall events or the hall olympics. Overall a very nice school, just rather expensive.
  • Freshman
  • 17 days ago