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St. Edward's University was established in 1878 by Rev. Edward Sorin, Superior General of the Congregation of Holy Cross. It was then known as St. Edward's Academy. With an increase in Enrolment figures, it became a college and was finally granted university status in 1925. It is now a private Roman Catholic institution offering Enrolment to more than 4, 000 undergraduates and postgraduates. The university is located south of the Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas. In 2004, the U. S. News and World Report ranked the university among the “best colleges” in the western region of the United States. St. Edward's University offers bachelors and masters degrees through the following schools:
  • New College
  • School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Management and Business
  • School of Natural Sciences
The athletics teams of St. Edward's University participate in sports like baseball, football, softball, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, golf, soccer, volleyball and tennis. They are nicknamed the Hilltoppers.

Profile of Saint Edward's UniversitySaint Edward's University is in a large city, in Austin, TX. The school has a Roman Catholic religious affiliation. Saint Edward's University is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at Saint Edward's University than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at the school include drama and performing arts, business and management, family and social work, and therapy and Counselling.

Saint Edward's University Selectivity

Saint Edward's University does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 520 to 620 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 510 and 600.

Some professors at Saint Edward's University are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at the school are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

Saint Edward's University, in 2007, had 5, 317 students (4, 197 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
Athletic teams at the school belong to the Heartland Conference for major sports. Saint Edward's University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management493business management, finance, marketing, accounting, international business, business administration, CIO training, MIS, . . .
Liberal Arts196general studies, political science, English composition, international relations, history, economics, interdisciplinary studies, English, . . .
Therapy and Counselling139mental health Counselling, psychology, psychology courses
Family and Social Work114social service professions, human services, social work, public administration
Media80media studies, organizational communications
Science43biology, biochemistry, chemistry, bioinformatics
Education and Teaching34teacher education and development, physical education teaching, Spanish teaching, math teaching, social studies teaching, multilingual education, English teaching, biology teaching, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement26criminal justice and safety, criminology, criminal justice and administration, forensic science
Drama and Performing Arts20drama
Photography and Commercial Art18photography
Design17graphic design
Art Studies15art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15exercise science, recreation and leisure studies
Computer Science and Engineering12computer science, computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy10philosophy, theology and religious vocations, religious Education
Medical administration1health and medical administrative
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies
Contact: Saint Edward's UniversitySaint Edward's University

3001 S Congress Ave

Austin, TX 78704

General Phone: (512) 448-8400


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