#11 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Saint Edward's University

Austin, Texas

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Saint Edward's University overview
Location Austin, Texas
Online stedwards.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Saint Edward's University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Saint Edward's University, established in 1885, is a private Roman Catholic university located in the urban setting of Austin, Texas, just minutes from the downtown area. The campus is noted for its distinctive red-tiled roofs and Holy Cross Hall?s striking Gothic Revival architecture. It offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs, with Business, Psychology, and Communication among the most popular majors. A moderate-sized institution, Saint Edward's maintains a selective admissions process. The university provides on-campus housing options, including residence halls and apartments, to accommodate a significant portion of its student body. While Saint Edward's is not primarily known for its athletic programs, it competes in the NCAA Division II as the Hilltoppers, fielding a range of men's and women's sports teams.

In the most recent statistical year 6,015 prospective students applied, and 5,119 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 640 enrolled in the school.  2,809 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 661 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $49,886 plus fees of $880. St. Edward's University- St. Edward's is ranked 439 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












St. Edward's University- St. Edward's is rated within the top 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 1030/1270
ACT 20/27
Estimated GPA 3.53

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Saint Edward's University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$880
Room and Board $13,876
Budget for Other Expenses$2,936
Total One Year Cost$68,778

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$55,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

68% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Saint Edward's University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 29%
Communication 14%
Psychology 9%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%
Social Sciences 8%

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